About AGM & Fish and Wildlife Conference

88th Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference was hosted March 18-19, 2016 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel.

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Photos

A sample of photos from previous AGMs and Conferences.

Video highlights from the 87th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference can found on our YouTube channel.

Award Winners

Award Recipients from the 88th Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife Conference.

  • The OFAH/Mike Reader Conservation Partner Award

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    Over the years, Ontario hunters have found Quaker Boy game calls at OFAH hunting shows, wild turkey seminars, wild turkey weekends and the early years of the Get Outdoors program.

    The OFAH/Quaker Boy relationship is clearly a longstanding one and over the weekend at our 88th Annual General Meeting and Fish & Wildlife conference, Quaker Boy was awarded the OFAH/Mike Reader Conservation Partner Award.

    Congratulations and thank you for your continued support of fish and wildlife conservation in Ontario.

  • Jack O'Dette Conservation Leadership Award - Debbie Rivard

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    This year's winner, Debbie Rivard (1st Vice President), is involved with fish and wildlife conservation on many levels. She sits on the OFAH Fisheries Advisory Committee, is a representative on Fisheries Management Zone councils, and is a member of the Fish & Wildlife Heritage Commission and a participant on the Black Sturgeon River Dam Structured Decision-Making Process. She attends trade shows, trappers conventions, and other fishing and hunting events, spreading the message of the OFAH and the importance of having a membership within this organization.

  • Bruno Vanden Berghe/OFAH Conservation Lottery Award - Royal City Fishing Club

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    This award - named in honour of a dedicated OFAH member and volunteer -- is annually presented to the OFAH club that sells the largest number of tickets in the OFAH Conservation Lottery during the previous lottery period. OFAH clubs dedicate countless hours volunteering for this lottery knowing that their commitment to conservation will be enjoyed an appreciated for generations to come. This year's winner was the Royal City Fishing Club.

  • Windsor Sportsman's Trophy - Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association

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    OFAH clubs realize the significant role that the OFAH Conservation Lottery plays in the future of Ontario's fish and wildlife. The sale of each and every ticket contributes greatly to the cause. The winner of this trophy for selling the second largest number of lottery tickets was the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association.

  • Bob Pope Memorial Award - OFAH Zone H

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    This award is presented to the OFAH Zone that has shown the largest percentage of increased membership over the past year. Through the commitment and efforts of our OFAH Zones, we continue to build our membership and ensure that our presence is noticed and our voice is heard. Winner of this award for the fourth time is OFAH Zone H.

  • OFAH Heritage Junior Award - Meagan Reid

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    The OFAH Heritage Junior Award honours the young person who has made the most outstanding contribution to conservation over the past year. This year's winner Meagan Reid has been involved in everything from helping to plan numerous events within the club, helping to make salt and mineral blocks, honey bee workshops, cleaning and maintaining wood duck boxes, planting nut and fruit bearing trees, and helping the MNRF clean up 1,500 pounds of illegal dumping.

  • Larry Wallace Memorial Volunteer Award - Dave Winfield

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    The Larry Wallace Memorial Volunteer Award is given to the person or persons who have helped to ensure the future of conservation by sharing their knowledge and love of the great outdoors with today's youth. What impressed the judges the most about this year's winner was the list of support letters from the very kids he has helped over the years. Congratulations to this year's winner, Dave Winfield.

  • OFAH/Mike Reader/Toronto Sportsman Show/Fleming College Scholarship Award - Ryan Johnstone

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    This award is given to a student that has shown academic excellence in the Fish and Wildlife Program at Fleming College, to further their education. Award winner Ryan Johnstone is an avid waterfowl hunter, and has held summer positions with both the Canadian Wildlife Services and Delta Waterfowl, assisting with banding and waterfowl research. He is planning to continue his studies in Conservation Biology at Trent University.

  • OFAH/BrokerLink Internship Award - Matthew Moote

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    For many years now, Brokerlink Insurance has provided valuable benefits to OFAH members, through great rates on home, automobile, ATV, and snowmobile insurance. We are also very grateful for their continued support and commitment to the OFAH/Brokerlink Fish and Wildlife Conservation Internship. This four-month position will enable Matthew Moote to work alongside OFAH fish and wildlife staff on many of our programs.

  • Mary Pickford Trophy - Sioux Lookout Anglers & Hunters

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    The Mary Pickford Trophy is presented to the OFAH club considered to have done the most conservation work in the previous year. Named after the late actress and avid angler, Mary Pickford, this award recognizes the spirit and determination of OFAH conservationists in Ontario. This club has worked tirelessly to transform, reinvent and redefine themselves as a local group dedicated to its members and their community as a whole. Congratulations to the Sioux Lookout Anglers & Hunters.

  • OFAH/Doug Ogston Ontario Hunting Heritage Award - Lyle Smith

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    This award recognizes an individual's outstanding involvement in the development and delivery of the Ontario Hunter Education Program and/or promotion of Ontario's hunting heritage. This year's winner has been teaching and mentoring new hunters for over 37 years as an Ontario Hunter Education Instructor and also as a Provincial Trainer in the Hunter Education Program. He not only thrives in teaching hunting, but he loves to do it as well. Congratulations to Lyle Smith.

  • OFAH/Rick Morgan Professional Conservation Award - Scott Petrie

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    This award acknowledges the person or persons who, as part of their employment, have made the most significant contribution to conservation in 2015. Scott Petrie certainly is deserving of this award. He was a long-time OFAH Director-at-Large, dedicated OFAH Zone J member, and chair of the OFAH Migratory Birds/Wetlands Advisory Committee and is now the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientist at Delta Waterfowl Foundation in Bismarck, North Dakota. Congratulations, Scott.

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Videos from the 88th AGM & Fish and Wildlife Conference

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