A group of amateur cyclists will once again challenge 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.
Cycling for Solutions 2016 builds on the success of last year’s inaugural ride, in which three participants raised almost $4,000 for LWF and our ongoing work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg – the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world.
This year’s riders are once again paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for...
Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. For many lake-lovers, participating has become an annual family tradition.
Three walks are being held this season in Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7), organized by community volunteers with support from LWF. Proceeds are used to translate science into solutions: funding research, training citizen scientists, educating students and community groups, and addressing the root causes of harmful algae blooms by advancing the eight actions of the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan...
We'll be taking part in Grand Marais Community Central's outdoor market, selling unique fundraising products in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Come by the building grounds between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to purchase art pieces by Kal Barteski, necklaces by Hilary Druxman, vintage plant prints by Henry Eric Bergman – and more!
We’re thrilled about our collaboration with local artist Kal Barteski!
Designed exclusively for LWF and created with help from Huron Woodwork, these unique #kbscript art pieces are perfect for hanging on your wall, or displaying on your mantle or bookshelf. (They also make great gifts.) Best of all, all proceeds from every sale support our ongoing work, which means your purchase is not only beautiful, it’s also making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible!
Show off your love for the lake with these unique #kbscript wooden art pieces designed exclusively for LWF by local artist Kal Barteski and featuring Kal’s signature brush script!
Purchased pieces can be picked up at the LWF office or shipped to you within Canada for an additional cost. (Remember to add “shipping cost” to your cart when placing your order online and choose the shipping cost associated with the size of your piece.) *Please note: Due to fragility and/or weight, we strongly encourage in-person pick-up if at all possible.
Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the start of beach season!
Say hello to LWF staff, learn more about our work, touch real zebra mussels and purchase some of our amazing fundraising products. We'll be at Walter White School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - hope to see you there!
We first met some of the young water champions from Strathmillan Elementary School when we presented last year to a particularly enthusiastic Grade 4 class. Inspired by what they learned about Lake Winnipeg, these students went on to collaborate on a series of watercolour paintings, write letters to local politicians and organize a successful fundraiser for LWF.
One of the beautiful paintings created by Strathmillan students last year.
Fast forward to this year, and the entire K to 5 school has rallied into action!
Strathmillan has chosen “water” as its 2016 educational theme – and LWF as a...