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“Love your lake” #kbscript art piece

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...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re on the hunt for extraordinary event planners, social media superstars and marketing geniuses with a passion for the environment.

LWF is creating an applicant pool for two term positions:

  • Summer Outreach Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Digital Communications Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff in the creation and dissemination of online content related to the promotion of LWF...

Update: We have now sold out of Love, Lake Winnipeg T-shirts and the CD re-issue of The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman. Thanks to everyone who supported this project with their purchases!

Love, Lake Winnipeg merchandise is now available for purchase!

Created in conjunction with Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, our products include:

Art posters (two options are available; click here to learn more or buy yours now)

The Love, Lake Winnipeg EP featuring reimagined Sol Sigurdson songs from Jess Reimer, DJ Co-op, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Mise en Scene (click here...

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson

Our Love, Lake Winnipeg: a tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson EP features four tracks from Riverton singer-songwriter Sol Sigurdson’s 1970 cult classic, The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman, reimagined by Manitoba musicians Jess Reimer, DJ Co-op, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Mise en Scene.

Included with the EP is an eight-page full-colour booklet featuring messages from Sol and producer John K. Samson, as well as lyrics to all four songs.

This raffle is open to all residents of Manitoba except for the following individuals and all immediate family residing in the same household: LWF staff members; members of LWF’s board of directors; concert emcee.

Tickets must be purchased and mailed within the province of Manitoba.

Only tickets that have been paid for and/or verified as paid for are eligible for the draw.

All ticket purchases are final and refunds are not available.

A total of 1,200 tickets have been printed: 300 individual tickets that will be sold for $5 each and 900 tickets that will be sold in sets of three for...

Update: Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle:

1st prize: Brandon Bertram (Ticket #0552)
2nd prize: Michael Paterson (Ticket #0331)
3rd prize: Alma Sigurdson (Ticket #0515)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle!

Created as part of our collaborative fundraising project, Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, this is your chance to win amazing prizes and support LWF!


1st prize: Custom-built acoustic bass guitar with soft case...


Dear LWF supporter,

Thank you for your support over the past year. As our network grows, so too does our ability to speak out for the health of Lake Winnipeg. We look forward to accomplishing even more together in the new year!

Classic Lake Winnipeg folk songs get a musical makeover

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson

We’re excited to announce a creative new fundraiser for LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton singer-songwriter Sol Sigurdson’s 1970 cult classic, The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman, reimagined by contemporary Manitoba musicians DJ Co-op, Mise en Scene, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Jess Reimer.

Produced by John K. Samson, former frontman of acclaimed Winnipeg band The Weakerthans, this limited-edition four-song EP will be released on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at an exclusive benefit concert in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC). As an expression of our thanks – and in celebration of LWF’s 10-year anniversary – all audience members in attendance will receive free copies!

Concert tickets are on sale now, available through the West End Cultural Centre’s box office and LWF.

Last-minute holiday gift ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

From limited-edition vintage fine art prints to gorgeous sterling-silver necklaces to tickets to our upcoming benefit concert, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Or, consider making a donation to LWF in honour of someone special – you’ll be making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.

Contact us today to arrange for purchase and pick up of gifts that make a difference.

Giving Tuesday 2015: an update

Thank you to everyone who joined the global giving movement on Dec. 1!

Because of the enthusiasm of LWF members and supporters who helped spread the word about Giving Tuesday 2015 and/or donated to our campaign via our special online donation page or through other channels, we came within $200 of our $2,000 goal! We truly appreciate your generosity.

Season’s greetings

LWF’s office will close for the holidays on Dec. 24 at noon. We will reopen on Jan. 4, 2016.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year,

The LWF team

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