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July 2020

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Dear LWF supporter,

As we dive into lake season, we’d like to thank you for supporting a healthy Lake Winnipeg. This year, your support is as important as ever.

A graphic with different suggestions of activities for how you can support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity

Get involved this summer …for Lake Winnipeg!

For years, LWF’s summer events have connected communities and generated vital funds to protect our lake. This year, we’re encouraging you to support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity! Visit the …for Lake Winnipeg campaign page to see what people are up to or to make a direct donation to our summer fundraising campaign.

Interested in starting your own fundraiser …for Lake Winnipeg?

Choose an activity

Use your skills, talents or hobbies to support healthy water. You can choose a fitness challenge, a bake sale, a community litter cleanup — the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination! Looking for more ideas? Check out our event ideas page.

Collect donations

Ask your friends, family and co-workers to support you with a donation. Get started at lakewinnipegfoundation.org/forlakewinnipeg2020

Protect the lake

Our summer campaign runs until Aug. 31, 2020. All the money raised from your activity will help address the root causes of harmful algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg.

Share your story

Don’t forget to tell your friends about your achievement, use #forlakewinnipeg and tag us in your social media posts — we want to see what you’re doing this summer on, in and around the lake!

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

Event idea spotlight: e-waste roundup

Keep end-of-life materials out of the landfill while supporting a healthy Lake Winnipeg! Many cities have depots to drop off materials like batteries, paint, electronics, and even the kitchen sink! In Winnipeg, there are three locations to take items to be recycled, reused, composted or resold — and, it’s free to do so. Ask your friends, family and neighbours for a donation to LWF, then collect their old microwaves, household cleaners and more. Learn about recycling beyond the blue bin on our website.

Did you know that rain and surface runoff can cause chemicals from landfills to leach into groundwater? Groundwater can carry those chemicals from the landfill to our lake. By organizing an e-waste roundup fundraiser, you’ll be supporting a healthy Lake Winnipeg in more ways than one!

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you are staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you at the lake again soon!

The LWF team

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A vintage bicycle sitting on a gravel road at Victoria Beach, Manitoba

Choose your Adventure: Bike Tours of Victoria Beach

Grab your bike and get ready to roll! Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas are offering themed bike tours of Victoira Beach to raise funds for LWF. The cost is $15 per person and you can either pay your tour guides on the day of your ride or you can make a donation directly to LWF.

Cost: $15 per person
Starting time: 10 a.m.
Starting point: Village Green Bandstand, Victoria Beach
Approximate length: 2 hours

To respect physical distancing recommendations, bike tours are limited to 15 people. Choose among three topics:

Building the Beach July...

A vintage bicycle sitting on a gravel road at Victoria Beach, Manitoba

Choose your Adventure: Bike Tours of Victoria Beach

Grab your bike and get ready to roll! Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas are offering themed bike tours of Victoira Beach to raise funds for LWF. The cost is $15 per person and you can either pay your tour guides on the day of your ride or you can make a donation directly to LWF.

Cost: $15 per person
Starting time: 10 a.m.
Starting point: Village Green Bandstand, Victoria Beach
Approximate length: 2 hours

To respect physical distancing recommendations, bike tours are limited to 15 people. Choose among three topics:

Building the Beach July...

A vintage bicycle sitting on a gravel road at Victoria Beach, Manitoba

Choose your Adventure: Bike Tours of Victoria Beach

Grab your bike and get ready to roll! Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas are offering themed bike tours of Victoira Beach to raise funds for LWF. The cost is $15 per person and you can either pay your tour guides on the day of your ride or you can make a donation directly to LWF.

Cost: $15 per person
Starting time: 10 a.m.
Starting point: Village Green Bandstand, Victoria Beach
Approximate length: 2 hours

To respect physical distancing recommendations, bike tours are limited to 15 people. Choose among three topics:

Building the Beach July...

On Auhust 7, a group of cyclists will hit the road from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg's Victoria Beach in support of LWF! This year’s “founders ride” is the first of what will hopefully become an annual summer tradition.

Show your support for the riders: visit the Bike to the Beach 2020 online campaign page to donate directly to the ride, or donate to a specific rider through their personal fundraising page.

By supporting Bike to the Beach, you are part of a community of lake-lovers who are translating science into solutions for the health of our fresh water – now and for future generations. Thank...

Bid for Lake Winnipeg is an art auction in support of LWF running until Aug 7, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

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. Visit our Bid ...for Lake Winnipeg page for more information.

For art auction updates, make sue to mark yourself as interested or going on our Facebook event!

A young child with curly blonde hair shows off a temporary tattoo with the LWF logo

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:

A graphic with different suggestions of activities for how you can support a healthy Lake Winnipeg with your favourite summer activity

…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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