Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:45 ET

Peers choose local outdoorsman for honour

Lifetime member of Sydenham Sportsmen’s Association recognized

Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ONTARIO- ONTARIO FEDERATION OF ANGLERS AND HUNTERS--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - At the recent 80th O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference in Mississauga, Fred Geberdt received the Jack O'Dette Conservation Leadership Award.

Jack O'Dette was a member of the Order of Canada, an angler, hunter and conservationist who served the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) for many years, including several terms on the Board of Directors and as its President. In 2005, the O.F.A.H. created the Jack O'Dette Conservation Leadership Award, to be given annually to an individual currently serving as an O.F.A.H. Director. The recipient is selected by his or her fellow Directors for their hard work and dedication to the rich traditions of the O.F.A.H.

"It is no surprise to me that Fred was chosen by his peers for this prestigious award. He is passionate about the outdoors, and generous with his time and experience," said O.F.A.H. Executive Director Mike Reader. "For more than 30 years, Fred has been involved in almost all aspects of conservation. This recognition by his fellow directors is well deserved."

Fred is a life member of the Sydenham Sportsmen's Association. Through the club, he has worked on fish and wildlife projects such as the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular Fishing Derby and the Sydenham club's fish hatchery. He is currently co-chair of the O.F.A.H. Fisheries Advisory Committee, and is an O.F.A.H. Provincial Director at Large.

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