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Date(s) - February 15, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

BEL Rotary Park in Ennismore – Just North of Peterborough
1495 Yankee Line
Peterborough , Peterborough

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OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day
Celebrating 5 years of winter panfishing in the Kawartha’s
1495 Yankee Line, at Bel Rotary Park, Ennismore, ON by the James Gifford Causeway


February 15 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Invite your family and friends out for a day of ice fishing on Chemong Lake. The OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day is a free event held on Ontario Family Fishing Weekend where no fishing license is required by Canadian residents. All holes will be pre-drilled, and all fishing equipment and bait is provided by OFAH TackleShare who will be onsite. Park at the Causeway Christian Assembly or
Chemong Public School and take a shuttle to the site courtesy of the OFAH.

Come out and enjoy the fun. Bring the whole family!
(No need to register ahead of time)
For more information, please contact us at or 705-748-6324 ext, 254


Event Sponsored by: OFAH TackleShare (sponsored by Ontario Power Generation), Canadian Tire, Fish Crisp, Lucky Strike and Shimano.

Follow us on Twitter #OFAHfamfishday

Looking for a warm place to go after ice fishing? Join the team at the OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre for FREE Family Fun activities!
4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough, ON 


February 15 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and warm up with hot chocolate and fill your belly with popcorn at the Heritage Centre! We have activities to keep the whole family busy. Try your aim on our Excalibur Archery Range and Stoeger Airgun Range or get ready for your next fishing adventure by making a fishing lure. This is a great opportunity to discover the majestic Canadian wildlife with our unique wildlife displays, or see the fish feeding frenzy in our giant fish aquarium. Kids can keep busy with laser shot, crafts and games, or you can all sit back and relax while watching a movie in our amphitheatre.

Admission and all activities are FREE on February 15!

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For more information on the centre visit the
OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre website.

 OFAHFamIceDay_Media Advisory 2014

February 13, 2014

Get ‘hooked’ on ice fishing during the OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day

The outstanding event last year that brought 1, 200 people to a frozen Chemong Lake is back this weekend to get families out jigging. The OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day draws people from around the Kawartha’s and as far as Brampton through social media. This Saturday, join eager anglers, new and experienced, as they become ‘hooked’ on one of our greatest outdoor traditions – ice fishing. The OFAH Family Ice Fishing Day is held during the Ontario Family Fishing Events, which allows Canadian residents to fish licence-free across the province.

OFAH TackleShare will be on-site handing out fishing equipment, bait and ice safety information, all at no cost. All holes are predrilled and volunteers will be available to help bait hooks and provide fishing tips. Regardless of their catch, OFAH TackleShare will also be providing each youth participant with a goody bag and prize item.

OFAH TackleShare is generously sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG), which cautions all sports enthusiasts that water near hydroelectric stations and dams is dangerous. ”Our message is simple,” said Mike Martelli, OPG’s senior vice-president of Hydro-Thermal Operations: “Stay clear, stay safe.”

“This event is a great opportunity for friends and families to get involved in their community and take part in one of our greatest Canadian winter pastimes,” said Angelo Lombardo, executive director of the OFAH. “The cold weather has contributed to a great year of ice fishing in Ontario and we encourage families to take advantage and try something new.”

The OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre will also have its doors open on February 15, for a variety of activities, including lure making, the laser shot hunting simulator and watching the fish feeding frenzy in our Shimano Sportfish Aquarium. Qualified range officers will also be set up in the Excalibur Archery Range and Stoeger Airgun Range for those who would like to test their aim. In addition, there will be a movie playing in the amphitheater, as well as hot chocolate and popcorn available at no cost.

Media are invited to attend this free event, both on and off the ice, and includes terrific video and photo opportunities of youth learning traditional outdoor activities. In addition, Canadian Tire has donated an ice hut and power auger for the Grand Prize draw at 1:45pm at Bel Rotary Park. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter (#OFAHfamfishday).

Date, Start Time & Location:    
On-ice Activities
February 15, at 10 a.m.
Bel Rotary Park, Chemong Lake – 1495 Yankee Line, Ennismore

Off-ice Activities
February 15, at 11 a.m.
OFAH | Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre – 4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough
(Entrance around the bend on McNamara Rd.)

With more than 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 710 member clubs, the OFAH is the largest non-profit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization in Ontario. For more information, visit


Media Contact 
Rachel Pearson (on location contact)
Conservation Outreach Program Coordinator| 705-930-1805   (cell)    

Ontario Power Generation
Media Line: 416-592-4008 or 877-592-4008
Follow us on Twitter @ontariopowergen

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