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Strathroy’s Lyle Smith wins OFAH/Doug Ogston Memorial Ontario Hunting Heritage Award

PETERBOROUGH — Lyle Smith has been named the most recent winner of the OFAH/Doug Ogston Memorial Ontario Hunting Heritage Award, given each year to recognize an individual’s outstanding involvement in the development and delivery of the Ontario Hunter Education Program and/or promotion of Ontario’s hunting heritage.

Smith was presented with the award at the 88th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fish and Wildlife Conference earlier this month in Mississauga.


For more than 37 years, Smith has been an Ontario Hunter Education Instructor and a provincial trainer in the hunter education program. As a provincial trainer he has played an active role in assisting and mentoring many new instructors.

In a letter of recommendation as part of the nomination process for this award, it was said about Smith that: “He stands out as a person who has gone the extra mile to try to better himself as an instructor, but he has also gone even further to help improve the program he is involved in. On more than one occasion he has taught people who did not have the financial means to do so free of charge, because for him the teaching of these courses is not a revenue driven proposition, but rather a desire to see our hunting heritage continue.”

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