Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:34 ET

O.F.A.H. applauds club's conservation achievements

Sydenham Sportsmen’s Club takes Mary Pickford Trophy home again

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO: O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - The Mary Pickford Trophy recognizes the most outstanding conservation achievements by an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) club. Named after the late actress and avid angler, Mary Pickford, this award recognizes the spirit, determination and deeply caring nature of O.F.A.H. conservationists in Ontario.

The 2007 winner of this prestigious award is the Sydenham Sportsmen's Club of Owen Sound. This club has a sixty-year history of successful conservation, restoration, education and outreach projects in their region. The dedicated club members took on a wide range of projects over the year, including Chinook salmon, brown and rainbow trout fish stocking through the club's hatchery; stream improvement; establishment of a demonstration wildlife enhancement area; reforestation; a youth Get Outdoors conservation club; hunter education courses and conservation outreach.

"The judges were most impressed by the sheer number of conservation projects taken on by the Sydenham Sportsmen's Club," says O.F.A.H. President, Jack Hedman, who made the presentation at the recent O.F.A.H. 80th Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference in Mississauga. "Over the past thirty years, the Sydenham Sportsmen's Club has taken this well-deserved award home on ten previous occasions, a true testament to their commitment to our precious fish and wildlife resources."

Also nominated and highly commended for their conservation work were O.F.A.H. member clubs, the Brant Rod & Gun Club and the Little Current Fish & Game Club.

With 83,000 members and 655 member clubs, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is the leading fishing, hunting and conservation organization in Ontario and the voice of anglers and hunters. For more information visit www.ofah.org.
/For further information: Greg Farrant
Manager, Government Relations and Communications

Contact Information

  • Lezlie Goodwin, Communications Coordinator, Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Primary Phone: 705-748-6324 ext. 270
    E-mail: lezlie_goodwin@ofah.org