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Each year, lake-lovers of all ages channel their hobbies and talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg: from lemonade stands to art shows to recreational activities!

Here are just some of the events and initiatives happening this summer:

Papercut map of Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg PaperCut Maps (ongoing initiative): Multi-media artist Gail Bacosa-Puhawan creates beautiful bathymetric maps of Manitoba lakes using cut paper, with relative depths illustrated by use of gradients of blue cardstock. Ten per cent of sales from her Lake Winnipeg piece will be donated to LWF. (Connect with Gail on Instagram, or...

Lake photo with kayak

We’re excited to be taking part in a not-to-be-missed event!

Alex Martin is a 19-year-old kayaker, local to Victoria Beach. Last summer, Alex paddled solo around the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg to raise awareness for water stewardship.

Presented by the Victoria Beach Walk for Water Committee, this evening event is your opportunity to hear from Alex about his adventure, enjoy his photo presentation captured from the remote coastlines of Lake Winnipeg, and learn how this experience has shaped his view of this important lake.

When: Wednesday, July 24, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Where...

Lake Winnipeg eastern shoreline

Update: Thanks so much to everyone who joined us at this event! We've since been asked to share the advocacy letter templates we had brought with us. Here is the example of a letter you can send to your MLA or to a candidate running in the upcoming provincial election. Here is the example of a letter you can send to your Winnipeg city councillor. Remember: keep it short, personalize your message and ask for a response.

Join us in Grand Marais on July 6 to learn more about the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg and the boreal forest that surrounds it – and what we can do as individuals and...

Hand prints on a fence at Charlie Wall park

Join us at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, June 30, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event starts at 10 am and will feature races, games and prizes for all the children (and a few physical challenges for their parents and grandparents, too!), as well as a BBQ as well as a BBQ, drinks and treats.

Stop by our table to say hello, learn more about our work to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Walk for Water 2019 poster

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations of $50 or more include a one-year LWF membership. You can:

OR

Then, come out and take part in a family-friendly day at the...

Walk for Water 2019 poster

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. Donations of $50 or more include a one-year LWF membership. You can:

OR

Then, come out and take part in a family-friendly day at the...

The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN), coordinated by LWF, mobilizes citizen volunteers and conservation professionals to collect water samples across Manitoba in order to measure phosphorus concentration. Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg and other water bodies.

This growing, long-term monitoring program has been actively sampling since 2016. A new report highlights insights gained by analyzing citizen-generated phosphorus data from the 2017 and 2018 field seasons. Among them:

  • Phosphorus hotspots exist and water...

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

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