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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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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 summer campaign has been extended until Sept. 30, 2020. Thanks for your support!

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...

Each year, concerned lake-lovers from all walks of life organize their own fundraising events in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

Check our online calendar to stay in the know about events happening in your community!

Please consider joining these passionate people in their efforts — or organize your own activity! (Not sure where to start? Contact us for assistance.)

Below, you'll find just some of the creative ways lake-lovers have used their talents to support LWF over the years.

“A drop in the Bucket” rain barrel sale
After spending the entire 2015/16 school year learning about water...

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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...

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Join us online for our 2020 Annual General Meeting!

In order to comply with public health recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting our AGM as a live, virtual event.

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom webinar; please register for the LWF AGM in advance.

LWF’s 2019 annual report, which includes audited financial statements, is available for your review.

To renew your LWF membership in advance of the AGM, please visit CanadaHelps to make a secure donation. All donations of $50 or more include a one-year membership and strengthen our collective efforts...

Cancellation notice:

This event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Join us for a town hall discussion at Kildonan United Church. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 187 Kilbride Avenue

Topics: North End Sewage Treatment Plant, the state of Lake Winnipeg and the impact on First Nations and surrounding communities.

Presenters:

  • Terry Duguid – MP, South Winnipeg
  • Alexis Kanu – Executive dierctor, Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Daniel Gladu Kanu – Director, Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective

 

Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 5 for MEC Paddlefest - a celebration of all things paddling-related. This festival features informative clinics in kayaking, canoeing and SUP, kids’ activities, paddling demos, the latest gear and gizmos from paddling retailers and manufacturers, community paddling groups, and gear giveaways.

We'll be there all day, talking about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg (which is a great place to paddle!). Come by our table to learn more, or to purchase some of our unique fundraising products!

Each year, concerned lake-lovers from all walks of life organize their own fundraising events in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

Check our online calendar to stay in the know about events happening in your community!

Please consider joining these passionate people in their efforts — or organize your own activity! (Not sure where to start? Contact us for assistance.)

2017 LAKE-A-THON EVENTS

Check back here for constantly updated details about events happening in your community this year!
 

Buchanan School Story Paddle Auction

Students at Buchanan School have been learning about the importance...

Lake-a-thon is LWF's annual fundraising campaign.

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