Chrysler Canada tops with Ontario’s anglers and hunters

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In recognition of support dating back almost four decades, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters has awarded the automaker the federation’s Mike Reader Conservation Partner Award.

The OFAH calls itself the oldest and largest nonprofit, non-government fish and wildlife conservation organization in Canada with more than 100,000 members, subscribers, supporters and 710 member clubs.

This is the first time it has awarded the OFAH/Mike Reader Conservation Partner Award to Chrysler Canada.

 “Chrysler’s relationship with the OFAH dates back almost four decades, principally as a provider of coveted prize vehicles in the Federation’s annual OFAH/Conservation Lottery,” OFAH said.

“Over the past 37 years, Chrysler vehicles have been among the top prizes in the initiative which funds important fish and wildlife conservation work across the province.”

OFAH says for 2013, a quartet of Chrysler Group vehicles will be awarded, including a 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan, a 2013 Dodge Journey and two 2013 Ram 1500s representing the first and second grand prizes.

“Supporting the OFAH is a great way for Chrysler Canada to encourage far-reaching conservation efforts in our home province,” said Ed Broadbear, VP marketing, Chrysler Canada. “Vehicles like our all-new, award-winning Ram 1500 are a perfect fit for many of the OFAH members who want to reach their favourite out-of-the-way hunting and fishing spots.”

Chrysler Canada also provides the OFAH with vehicles for official business - whether it is in Ontario’s major cities or remote locales.

“We’re constantly striving to lead proactive conservation of Ontario's fish and wildlife, their habitats, and the ecosystems that support them,” said OFAH executive director, Angelo Lombardo. “We’re happy to recognize Chrysler’s generous support. They’ve been instrumental in helping to deliver a number of conservation projects across the province.”

The award was presented on March 16th at the 85th OFAH annual general meeting and fish and wildlife conference in Mississauga, Ont.