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The 1995 Nova Scotia hunter education instructor of the year
winner is Granville Oakley of Cheverie, Hants County.

The Department of Natural Resources has presented this award
since 1994 to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding
effort to promote hunter education in the province.

"With more than 250 volunteer hunter education instructors across
Nova Scotia working through non-profit service clubs, this is an
excellent opportunity to acknowledge their contributions to the
hunter education program and to the overall safety of Nova
Scotians during hunting season," said Natural Resources Minister
Eleanor Norrie.

There were only five minor accidents and no fatalities during the
1995 hunting season.

Since becoming an instructor in 1980, Mr. Oakley has made
significant contributions to the program. He has led a group of
15 instructors, perfected the instruction of the Canadian
Firearms Safety course, was a founding member and first president
of the Nova Scotia Hunter and Firearms Safety Education
Instructors Association, and is a master instructor for the
Canadian Firearms Training course.

The three 1996 regional winners have also been announced and each
will receive a plaque to recognize their contribution to the
hunter education program. The central regional winner is David
Harrison, Sr. of Springhill, John MacIsaac of Port Hawkesbury is
the eastern regional winner, and Edward MacInnes, Middleton, was
chosen in the western region.

The 1996 instructor of the year award will be chosen from the
three regional winners, who will be announced later this summer.


Contact: Gerry Joudrey  902-424-4445

trp                     June 11, 1996 - 10:25 a.m.