“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – American philosopher and psychologist William James
Dear LWF supporter,
For generations, Lake Winnipeg has given us so much. On Dec. 1, let’s give something back.
Occurring on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday – immediately after the sales frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate and support charities.
We’ve set ourselves an ambitious 2015 goal: raise $2,000 in 24 hours.
We’ve also created a special online donation page that makes giving even easier. (It’s already live, should you prefer to join those who have already begun the celebration.)
Looking to leverage the impact of your gift? On Dec. 1, online donations made through CanadaHelps.org or GivingTuesday.ca using Interac Online will be matched* up to $25 per donation!
Starting today and for the rest of the week, we’ll be using our website, along with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, to celebrate some of the people who are helping make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by giving to LWF: People like Pam and Rob, who made a donation to LWF in lieu of guest favours at their wedding; Ella, whose connection to Lake Winnipeg spans nine decades; and Gabby and Eddie, two elementary students whose efforts have inspired their entire school to take action.
These passionate supporters share a commitment to being part of the solution. We hope their stories will inspire you to get involved, too.
Thank you for your continued interest in the health of Lake Winnipeg,
The LWF team
* Matching dollars will be granted on a first come first served basis, starting at 8 a.m. CT and continuing up to a maximum total of $10,000 in matching dollars.
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Update: Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Giving Tuesday 2015 and helped raised $1,583! We are humbled and inspired by your generosity. Together, we will continue speaking out for the health of our lake!
Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday – a global day to give back – and this year, we’ve set ourselves an ambitious goal: raise $2,000 in 24 hours.
We’re spending this week celebrating people who are helping make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by giving to LWF, adding a new story each day. We hope their passion for our great lake will inspire you to get involved, too.
This summer was a busy one for LWF staff and volunteers; over the past few months, we’ve been connecting with lake-lovers at a variety of outreach and fundraising events throughout the province – from Paddlefest to Icelandicfest to our signature Walk for Water events, held this year in Dunnottar, Gimli and Victoria Beach. (Make sure to check out our community-specific photo galleries from those events here.) We’ve also been exploring the unique natural ecosystems that make Manitoba so special.
Just for fun, here’s a few of the shots we snapped along the way. We hope you had a wonderful summer...
On Friday, Aug. 21, four amateur cyclists (including Roger Mollot, president of LWF's volunteer board of directors) will embark on a three-day, 470 km road trip from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Ontario’s Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), one of Canada’s primary sources of lake science.
Participants are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All money raised will be donated to LWF!
Donations can be made online through LWF’s CanadaHelps page. Pledgers are being asked to choose “Cycling for Solutions 2015” as the fund they would like to support to ensure their...
Update: Sadly, the foursome is now a trio, as Bruce unfortunately had to drop out of the trip. Good luck to the three remaining cyclists, Roger, Brad and Pete!.
Update: Thank you so much to everyone who has already pledged support to Roger, Brad, Bruce and Pete as they prepare to take on this challenge. Here’s a sampling of the amazing messages of encouragement the riders have received so far:
“Thanks for leading this inspiring initiative, Roger and team! You’re reminding us all of the importance of investing in science-based solutions for lakes throughout our beautiful watershed, and you’re...
Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey GuitarsFred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, August 14 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!
Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey GuitarsFred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, July 17 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!
We’re thrilled to announce our latest fundraiser: a gorgeous new necklace, courtesy of local jeweller Hilary Druxman!
Designed as part of her popular philanthropic collection in celebration of our 10th anniversary, this handcrafted sterling silver necklace was inspired by the unique natural beauty of driftwood. Wear it on its own or as the perfect companion piece to our signature shell necklace. (It also makes a great gift!)
Each purchase supports LWF’s mission to protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, now and for future generations. Get your necklace at LWF outreach events this summer and at...
Join us on Sunday, August 9, for Walk for Water 2015 in Victoria Beach!
Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!
Location: Victoria Beach Clubhouse Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Distance: 5 km and 2.5 km options
Pre-register online here to help us plan for success.
Download pledge forms here and start collecting money.