Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

March 17, 2008 09:03 ET

Sudbury club wins conservation fundraising award

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 Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association were the winners of the Windsor Sportsmen's Trophy for their fundraising success in 2007. They sold an impressive 685 books of tickets for the 33rd Annual O.F.A.H. /Conservation Lottery, 185 more than the previous year. They were presented with the trophy at the recent 80th O.F.A.H. Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference in Mississauga.

Fundraising for conservation projects is a challenging task that often falls to individuals and sports clubs. For over 30 years, the O.F.A.H. has run the O.F.A.H./Conservation lottery that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for conservation programming. To motivate and add some fun to the fundraising process, the O.F.A.H. rewards clubs the top ticket sellers.

"Fundraising is essential to O.F.A.H. conservation programming," said O.F.A.H. President Jack Hedman, who together with Bruno Vanden Berghe of the O.F.A.H. Zone J Executive, made the presentation to the club. "The long running success of the O.F.A.H./Conservation lottery comes down to the members and clubs like the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association, who through fundraising, demonstrate their dedication to Ontario's fish and wildlife."

The Windsor Sportsmen's Club initiated the trophy in a show of true sportsmanship to recognize clubs other than the top ticket selling club. The trophy is awarded to the club that sells the second greatest number of O.F.A.H./Conservation Lottery tickets.

The 2007 line up of prizes for the 33rd Annual O.F.A.H. Conservation Lottery totalled almost $300,0000, thanks to the support of major sponsors Dodge, Lund, and Yamaha.

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