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Poster for May 9 Science First event

Join us on May 9 to explore the science and politics surrounding Winnipeg’s wastewater infrastructure issues!

Hosted by Science First, a non-profit organization promoting science and evidence-based policy, this evening event will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu and University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering Professor Nazim Cicek, followed by an audience Q & A.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our recommendation for an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant to help protect Lake Winnipeg – and pick up a copy of our...

May 9, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bird tracks in the sand

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!

When: Tuesday April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice and Researcher with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Dr. Daigger will be speaking on phosphorus removal technologies and potential applications for Winnipeg’s wastewater treatment system.

This presentation is a very timely one, as recent reports from Winnipeg’s city council indicate that action to reduce phosphorus loading from the north end...

April 30, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Splashing wave on Lake Winnipeg

Happy World Water Day! On March 22, we encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of clean, fresh water – and consider what actions you can take to protect it.

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Giving Tuesday is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday as a day of philanthropy. Citizens around the world take part by supporting the causes they care about – and this year, we’re thanking those who give by giving back to one lucky lake-lover!

Starting on Nov. 20 until midnight on Nov. 27, 2018, sign up through CanadaHelps to become a monthly LWF donor and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card!

Click here for more details. Good luck to all – and have a wonderful Giving Tuesday!

Winnipeggers head to the polls on Oct. 24. In the lead up to the vote, we are encouraging lake-lovers to speak up for the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Contact your civic candidates and ask them if they support IMMEDIATE ACTION to improve sewage treatment.

Reducing phosphorus loading from Winnipeg wastewater will help protect Lake Winnipeg. Learn more here.

Join us for some cardio and cake in celebration of John Sawchuk’s 70th birthday – and the end of his 777 km triathlon challenge! 

Lake-lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join John on his final run through the Assiniboine Park trails and forest. We have planned 2 km, 5 km and 10 km options which participants can complete at their own pace. John will be heading out around 10:15 a.m. and aims to complete his 10 km session around 11:30 a.m. Upon his return to the finish line, there will be quick closing remarks, photos and, of course, birthday cake! 

Meet us at Picnic Site #21 in...

Join us in Grand Marais for our now-annual event featuring lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

  • Learn from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu* about how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water
  • Enter our raffle for the chance to win great prizes
  • Have fun with outdoor games and lake-themed activities for kids
  • Meet LWF members and learn how you can get involved in local solutions
  • Chat with staff and purchase some of our unique fundraising products
  • Enjoy free samples** of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up by the great folks from Lanky’s Restaurant

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On Tuesday, July 17, join us at the Dunnottar Community Club at 10 a.m. to help clean the beach! Gloves, bags, and snacks will be provided.

Join us on Friday, July 20 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to purchase some of our unique fundraising products – including our exclusive K.BARTESKI wooden ornaments and beach totes, our lake-themed pint glasses, and more!

While you’re there, chat with LWF staff to learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved. Hope to see you on July 20st!

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. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home


Then, join us for a family friendly day...


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