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Lake Bash 2017 Gimli Farmers Hall

Celebrate Lake Winnipeg at our newest summer fundraising event!

Lake Bash 2017 takes place on Friday, Aug. 18 at Farmers Hall, a recently restored community dance hall just outside town. This not-to-be-missed evening event will feature:

  • Delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel and all the fixings from our friends at The Pickerel Rig
  • Live music from country rocker Leanne Pearson (performing a special acoustic set), grandfather-grandson guitar-and-fiddle duo Peter & Keenan Karish, and the Vezina Family Band, a multi-generational, old-time country band from Stoney Point, Manitoba 
  • A cash bar...

On July 24, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017.

The Lake Winnipeg Basin Program will focus on three priorities, according to ECCC’s press release:

  • Reducing nutrient pollution
  • Enhancing collaboration to protect freshwater quality throughout the Lake Winnipeg basin
  • Strengthening collaborative-governance opportunities and supporting enhanced engagement of Indigenous...
Lake Winnipeg Memories

This summer we're celebrating cottage life with a vintage photo exhibit curated by you!

Lake Winnipeg Memories launches July 3 at The Beach Exchange, located across the street from Saffies General Store in Albert Beach. Take a trip down memory lane and join in opening up the space.You'll be able to browse through photos and stories from around the lake and hear about our summer events that will be taking place in the area throughout the summer.

Hope to see you there!

Launch invite

Big Water gose

Join us for a pint to celebrate Lake Winnipeg and local beer!

As part of our ongoing This beer tastes best at the lake summer series, we're partnering up with Barn Hammer Brewing Company for the month of July as they showcase Big Water, a limited-edition, Lake Winnipeg-themed gose. We'll be officially launching it just in time for the July long weekend. So join us Wednesday, June 28 in the Barn Hammer tap room where we'll be serving up some refreshing beers, chatting about Lake Winnipeg and giving away a door prize filled with LWF and Barn Hammer goodies. 

And the generous folks at Barn Hammer...

We’re joining the good folks of Riverton for a not-to-be-missed homecoming weekend filled with fun for the whole family!

This multi-day celebration includes pancake breakfast, kids fishing derby, fireworks, a beer garden, contests, entertainment and lots more! (Stay tuned to Riverton Reunion Days’ Facebook page for more details.)

Look for us on Sunday, July 2 – we’ll be in the park and on the river in the afternoon, and we’ll be at the evening’s hootenanny!

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We'll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 2, for the Hillside Beach Community Association's Family Fun Day!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Get your Scottish on at this family-friendly festival in East Selkirk! Activities include dancing, piping, drumming, food, markets, heavy games, a “wee folk” area, living history displays and more.

Find us in Legacy Park on Saturday, June 24 – we’ll be there from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sharing information about our work to protect Lake Winnipeg and how you can get involved, and selling some of our unique fundraising products!

For more information, head to Manitoba Highland Gathering's website.

The 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Award winners, with Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox; Photo: Manitoba Sustainable Development

The Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards recognize and honour people, projects and ideas that successfully turn the principles and guidelines of sustainable development into concrete, lasting achievements.

The 2016 winners were announced on May 10, and included several individuals and groups dedicated to clean water and a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Among them:

Mike Stainton, winner, Sustainability in Water and Natural Area Stewardship

Mike has demonstrated a commitment to innovative research in both his professional and personal life. An instrumental part of the design and operation of the...

Lake Winnipeg Memories

There’s nothing like flipping through an old family photo album. From unforgettable sunsets to wish-we-could-forget fashions, these cherished pictures remind us of how special lake life really is.

So let’s celebrate it!

Lake Winnipeg Memories is a vintage photo exhibit curated by you! Launching on July 3, this is your chance to showcase your family’s unique relationship with Lake Winnipeg. We want to see your grandparent’s first trip to the beach, the legendary cottage reunion, or the time your great-uncle finally learned how to waterski!

Participating is easy. All you have to do is:

  • Scan your...
Walk for Water 2019 poster

Update: A huge thank you to everyone who joined us at this year's walks. Together, we've raised almost $40,000 - and counting! - to support solutions for Lake Winnipeg! (Head to our Facebook page to see photos from our Dunnottar and Victoria Beach & District walks!) Missed this summer's events but still want to help? Our Walk for Water online campaign will stay active until Sept. 1.

Every year, communities take steps to protect Lake Winnipeg. Below, you’ll find more details about the 2019 events, and how you can participate in-person or online!

DUNNOTTAR

Date: Sunday, July 28
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