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2020

Scott McDonald leads the cyclists riding on the highway during Bike to the Beach 2020

Perfect weather conditions, the camaraderie of fellow cyclists and a record-breaking amount of money raised in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg: in all aspects, the inaugural Bike to the Beach ride was a huge success.

Forty-three cyclists took part in the 2020 “founders’ ride,” a 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach on Aug. 7. Looking sharp in matching jerseys and helped along by the energy of their fellow riders (and a much-welcomed south wind!), the group rose to the challenge – and had a lot of fun, too.

Bike to the Beach 2020 cyclists riding on the highway from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach

In addition to the passion and determination of the cyclists involved, Bike...

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Summer looks a little different for everyone this year. To keep each other safe, our annual Walk for Water events won’t be happening. We’re going to miss seeing everyone, but we’ve got some exciting new initiatives taking place!

Here’s a look at what’s happening – and how you can get involved from the comfort of your own home:

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…for Lake Winnipeg

Support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity! Love to bake? Passionate about running? Keen to clean up your community? All this and more can be turned into a fundraiser …for Lake Winnipeg!

The easiest way to support our...

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Attention: The auction is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated — you will receive an email shortly.

Decorate your home, office or cottage with a piece of Lake Winnipeg! Part of our summer 2020 fundraising campaign, our online art auction is your chance to bid on a variety of works made by local artists inspired by our great lake and its natural surroundings. 

Featuring a mix of mediums and styles and a range of market values, our online art auction truly has something for everyone. A big thank you to all the talented artists and makers who donated pieces – we're thrilled to be...

Update: Congratulations to Bike to the Beach riders for crushing the 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated in support of their efforts. This new event raised over $57,000 – making it the most-successful fundraiser in LWF’s 15-year history! Read more about the event.

A new fundraiser hits the road on Aug. 7!

Bike to the Beach is a group ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF. This year’s “founders ride” is the first in what will hopefully become an annual summer tradition.

You can support Bike to the...

A single-use plastic water bottle in the sand on a Lake Winnipeg beach

Clean plastic beverage containers, cereal boxes and tin cans are eligible for curbside pickup, but what can you do with batteries, plastic storage bins or even appliances? Winnipeg has three locations where you can drop off end-of-life materials for free!

The 4R Winnipeg Depots offer a place for residents to take materials that can be composted, recycled, reused or resold. They are different from the community recycling depots as they will take a wide range of materials. It's free of charge to bring any of the accepted materials including the following:

  • Leaf, tree wood and yard waste (no...
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Turn your special talents and unique skills into freshwater solutions. Get inspired with these ideas – then get involved! Whatever activity floats your boat, remember to observe your regional public health guidlines for travelling, physical distancing, sanitizing, and small group activities. 

If you've picked a fundraising idea, and want us to help promote it, tell us about it and we can add it to our events calendar!

Personal fitness challenge

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Walk, run, cycle, climb stairs, do push-ups, shoot basketballs, practice yoga or complete any other physical activity while raising pledges from...

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UPDATE: Our art auction is now live online!

For years, LWF’s Walk for Water events have connected communities and generated vital funds to protect Lake Winnipeg. This year, your support is as important as ever.

To ensure the safety of everyone involved, we are adapting our summer 2020 season. LWF will not be hosting in-person events. Instead, we’re encouraging you to support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity!

  • Get creative to show your appreciation for our great lake
  • Organize a personalized fundraiser
  • Take part in online activities we’ll be hosting all summer long...
A woman wearing a ribbon dress looks over a frozen Lake Winnipeg at an orange sunset.

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? The Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) is hiring!

The Social Media and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for supporting LWIC's public outreach and education, member communications, and event coordination. For more information about LWIC, please visit lwic.org.

This job is made possible by support from the Government of Canada funded this job through the CanadaSummer Jobs program. You must be aged between 15 and 30 and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students...

A photo of the North End Water Pollution Control Centre sign

On May 7, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced a plan to increase provincial infrastructure investment by $500 million through the Manitoba Restart Program. The goal is to stimulate the economy as Manitoba deals with the effects of the pandemic.

Specific projects will be identified in the coming weeks. However, water and sewage projects and municipal infrastructure priorities were among those mentioned in a list of targeted fields.

LWF is urging the provincial government to prioritize much-needed upgrades to Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). You can read our...

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