Another busy summer is coming to a close. As always, we had a great time visiting lakeside communities, taking part in events (and hosting our own!) and meeting the many supporters whose passion and commitment drive our foundation and make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible. Here are just a few shots from the 2017 summer season.
WOW. Victoria Beach broke its own record with 181 walkers participating in this year's event! Together, these passionate lake-lovers raised a whopping $21,696 - and the pledges are still pouring in! We are so very grateful for the amazing community support. Way to go, VB!
For the third year in a row, a group of amateur cyclists are challenging themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.
Riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) to support the expansion of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring (CBM) Network.
CBM engages citizen volunteers in the collection of water samples which are then analyzed...
We all have the power to make a difference for our waters, says LWF’s executive director, Alexis.
Every year (and especially during our busy summertime) we are privileged to have the opportunity to connect with people who are taking action for the health of our lakes and rivers. Thank you to all our supporters for inspiring us with your passion and commitment. You are making solutions possible.
A big thank you to lake-lovers from the community of Dunnottar who braved the heat to take part in our 2017 Walk for Water. Together, we raised $5,384 (and counting!) in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!
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
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...
We’re excited to launch our newest fundraising products: an exclusive line of lake-themed glasses and coasters!
Created in conjunction with our 2017 summer beer series, they’re a perfect and practical addition to any home or cottage. (Have some lake-lovers in your life? They also make great gifts!)
Choose between two distinct coaster sets – one featuring local wildlife and script art by K.BARTESKI; the other featuring a series of symbolic lake designs – or purchase any two sets and save $4 off your total!
Our glasses also come in two designs: K.BARTESKI script art and Lake Winnipeg’s iconic...
We are thrilled to launch a new collaboration with Barn Hammer Brewing Company. Big Water, a limited-edition, lake-themed gose, will be available while supplies last for the month of July. Barn Hammer’s generous co-owners Sable and Tyler Birch will be donating $1 from the sale of each bottle to LWF. Giving has never been so refreshing!
“Going to the lake is an essential part of summer for so many of us in Manitoba,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “We’re excited to celebrate local breweries and local lakes – two ingredients for a great Manitoba summer!”
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...