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TackleShare is coming to Hamilton and Toronto this weekend

Borrow fishing gear for free at Valens Conservation Area and Tommy Thompson Park

Whether you are eager to drop a line in the water and try fishing for the first time, or don’t have access to the gear needed to enjoy fishing, the OFAH/OPG TackleShare Program has you covered.

What: Local media are invited to attend the day’s event, which will feature some fantastic photo and video opportunities highlighting youth learning to fish for the first time, guided by qualified instructors who are eager to pass on their passion for fishing and conservation.

Head over to Valens Conservation Area this Saturday as the TackleShare crew will be on site with everything anglers need to cast a line, including rods, reels, tackle and bait. Specific to new anglers, the TackleShare crew will deliver an interactive educational workshop, which includes introductory fishing instruction and lessons on aquatic habitat and conservation.

Where: Valens Conservation Area, 1691 Regional Road 97, Flamborough, Ont.
Date & Time: July 9, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Head over to Tommy Thompson Park this Sunday as the TackleShare crew will be on site with everything anglers need to cast a line, including rods, reels, tackle and bait.

Where: Tommy Thompson Park, 1 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ont.
Date & Time: July 10, 2016 – 9 a.m to noon.

TackleShare is an initiative of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and is proudly supported by Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Visit for details.

Operated by the OFAH, the TackleShare Program loans gear to the public from over 140 loaner sites throughout Ontario, and brings fishing gear to a variety of events in different locations during the summer. The program is designed to break down the barriers that prevent new and young anglers from getting out on the water, and to help them experience the fun and excitement of fishing. Follow the TackleShare Program on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

OPG is Ontario’s largest, clean electricity provider, and proud sponsor of the TackleShare Program. Water at any of OPG’s 65 hydroelectric stations can become dangerous in seconds. Remember to stay clear and stay safe of hydro dams and stations. Visit for more information about water safety.

With more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 735 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit or follow TackleShare on Twitter and Facebook (@Tackleshare).

Media Contacts:
Alesha Howran
Conservation Outreach Program Coordinator
705-748-6324 ext 253

OPG Media Relations
416-592-4008 or 877-592-4008
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