First Ever Recipient of the OFA Life Time Achievement Award- Paul Bartle

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Updated: April 19, 2016

On April 16, 2016 at the OFA Red-Black Awards Banquet, OFC Past President Paul Bartle was honoured as the first ever recipient of the OFA Life Time Achievement Award.  Paul Bartle has been involved in junior football in Canada for over 40 years.  After playing junior football for the Brantford Bisons Paul Bartle joined the executive board of the Brantford Bisons and held many positions from 1974-1982, including that of President.  Paul remained involved with the Brantford Bison alumni from 1982 to 2009 but following his tenure with the Bisons executive, Paul Bartle was asked to join the Ontario Football Conference’s executive and has sat on the OFC’s executive since 1983, acting as President of the OFC for two separate terms and currently holds the position of Past President.  In 1987, while sitting on the OFC executive Paul Bartle was elected Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Junior Football League and held that position from 1987-1988.  Paul Bartle was awarded and has been a life member of the CJFL since 1994 and in 2005, Paul Bartle was honoured by the CJFL with that league’s highest award, the Ed Henick Award for Meritorious Service for his lengthy contributions to amateur football in Canada.  At the time Paul Bartle was the fifth individual to have received the Ed Henick Award and is currently only one of 11 individuals to have ever received this honour.  In 2009 Paul was inducted into the Brantford Sports Hall of Recognition as a builder in the sport of football and in 2011, Paul received the Investors Group Award from Football Canada.

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