O.F.A.H. purchases Ontario OUT OF DOORS

OFAH FILE: 842
October 20, 2008

For immediate release

O.F.A.H. purchases Ontario OUT OF DOORS
Outdoor magazine a good fit for Ontario's largest conservation organization

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.), representing 83,000 members and 655 member clubs, is pleased to confirm early media reports that it has entered into an agreement with Rogers Publishing Ltd. to purchase Ontario OUT OF DOORS (O.O.D.) magazine.

"We are pleased and proud to assume ownership of Ontario OUT OF DOORS and all associated properties," said Mike Reader, O.F.A.H. Executive Director. "The magazine reflects the values and interests of anglers and hunters, and we are excited to be at the helm as it continues to inform and engage our members and others about topics and issues affecting the outdoors community." Ontario OUT OF DOORS is published ten times annually, featuring the work of some of Canada's top outdoor writers and photographers, and has been a key player in outdoors publishing in Ontario for 40 years.

The purchase affords in-house control of O.F.A.H.'s major membership communications tool, Ontario OUT OF DOORS, as well as Angler & Hunter HOTLINE, a special 16-page insert edition available only to O.F.A.H. members. It also expands on the Federation's media reach and influence, which includes The Angler & Hunter television program and a significant online presence.

Over the coming weeks, the O.F.A.H. will continue to secure its publication team, which hopefully will include some key employees of Ontario OUT OF DOORS.

O.F.A.H. ownership of O.O.D. will ensure O.F.A.H. members have continued access to a first-class magazine with a strong, ongoing commitment to fishing and hunting and outdoor journalism, and a proactive approach to expanding its subscriber base and newsstand sales, as well as O.F.A.H. membership.

"This is an exciting time for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters and its staff," Reader added. "This acquisition will provide new opportunities for our employees, as we build the team of professionals who will produce Ontario OUT OF DOORS."

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. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.

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Contact

Lezlie Goodwin
Communications Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext 270

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