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Scott McDonald leads the cyclists riding on the highway during Bike to the Beach 2020

Perfect weather conditions, the camaraderie of fellow cyclists and a record-breaking amount of money raised in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg: in all aspects, the inaugural Bike to the Beach ride was a huge success.

Forty-three cyclists took part in the 2020 “founders’ ride,” a 130 km route from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach on Aug. 7. Looking sharp in matching jerseys and helped along by the energy of their fellow riders (and a much-welcomed south wind!), the group rose to the challenge – and had a lot of fun, too.

Bike to the Beach 2020 cyclists riding on the highway from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach

In addition to the passion and determination of the cyclists involved, Bike...

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...

a photo of the LWF communications director and the 2019 summer outreach coordinator

Update: application closed

The arrival of COVID-19 in Manitoba has caused many changes to our daily lives. We want to ensure all potential applicants have the time they need to shift plans, make decisions, and prioritize actions that will help protect their health and the health of those around them.

For this reason, the deadline for applications for both positions has been extended until end of day, Friday, April 3.

Here are some other steps we are taking and/or considering with respect to our summer hiring process:

  • Interviews will be conducted online.
  • The start date of one or both positions...

Please Note: We are happy to mail your purchases within Canada but during the holiday season, we can’t guarantee an arrival date. If possible, we highly recommend you pick up your purchases from our downtown Winnipeg office located at 107-62 Hargrave Street. If you have any questions or need a hand, give us a call at 204-956-0436. We’re happy to help!

Looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

Proceeds from the sale of these unique items support the protection of Lake Winnipeg. When you give them to your family members, friends, kids...

Cycling for Solutions V promotional image

Update: Congratulations to the Cycling for Solutions 2019 riders for crushing the route to IISD-ELA, and a heartfelt thank you to the many supporters who donated to support citizen science! So far, the cyclists have raised over $15,000! If you'd like to add your support, the CanadaHelps donation link will remain live until Monday, Sept. 16, 2019.

Cycling for Solutions returns for a fifth year in support of citizen science!

On Aug. 30, a group of amateur cyclists will once again embark on an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to IISD Experimental Lakes...

Cyclists

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...

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...

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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