PETERBOROUGH, ON--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - Eighty youth from across the province will come together at the OFAH Get Outdoors Youth Leadership Conference this weekend in Orangeville to learn about Ontario's outdoor heritage. Whether they come from the country or the city, each of these youth has a common passion to "get outdoors."
With the theme of "Reaching New Heights," participants will have the opportunity to push themselves while indoor rock climbing with the help of the trained staff at Boulderz Climbing Centre in Etobicoke.
On Saturday, participants will head to the Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers & Hunters Association for an action-packed day on the ranges. With one-on-one instruction from qualified instructors, participants will take part in trap shooting, rifle shooting and archery and then bolster their fishing skills with a fly tying demo and invertebrate identification.
Media are invited to attend the day, which includes terrific video and photo opportunities. Event highlights will also be posted on Facebook and Twitter (#OFAH15).
Date & Start Time: March 21, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. sharp
Where: EASY TO FIND -- Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers and Hunters Association, just north of Orangeville, located at 246147 Dufferin Road 16, Orangeville.
The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) launched the Get Outdoors program in 2002 to inspire more youth involvement in hunting, fishing and conservation. This national award-winning youth conservation program puts the emphasis on promoting our outdoor heritage through first-hand exposure and is the only one of its kind in Ontario. The Youth Leadership Conference is held in conjunction with the 87th OFAH Annual General Meeting and Fishing & Wildlife Conference. For more information visit www.getoutdoors.org.
With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 725 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit www.ofah.org.
Youth Education Manager