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Royal City Fishing Club in Guelph picks up conservation award at OFAH conference

PETERBOROUGH – For the third year in a row, the Royal City Fishing Club in Guelph was honoured by the OFAH for its support of conservation in Ontario.

The club was presented with the Bruno Vanden Berghe/OFAH Conservation Lottery Award — named in honour of a dedicated OFAH member and volunteer — for selling the largest number of tickets in the OFAH Conservation Lottery during the previous lottery period.

As a major fundraising initiative, the OFAH relies heavily on the conservation lottery to assist in the completion of many significant conservation projects across the province and appreciates the support of OFAH clubs that dedicate countless hours volunteering for this lottery knowing that their commitment to conservation will be enjoyed an appreciated for generations to come.

“I would like to thank each OFAH club and member for making this lottery the success it has become, by taking the time to help sell tickets,” said OFAH Executive Director Angelo Lombardo.

The OFAH also honoured several other clubs for their support of the lottery, awarding the Windsor Sportsman’s Club Trophy to the Sudbury Game and Fish Protective Association for selling the second largest number of tickets.

Three other clubs, rounding out the top five ticket sellers, were also recognized for their selling efforts; Third place: Halton Sportsmen’s Association; Fourth place: Canadian Forces Ottawa Fish & Game Club; and Fifth place: Ontario Hunt Camps Association Inc.

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is Ontario’s largest, non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, representing 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters and 725 member clubs. To learn more, visit www.ofah.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ofah).

Media contacts:
Shawn Cayley
Manager of Communications
705-748-6324 ext. 270
E-mail: shawn_cayley@ofah.org