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Hand prints on a fence at Charlie Wall park

Join us at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, June 30, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event starts at 10 am and will feature races, games and prizes for all the children (and a few physical challenges for their parents and grandparents, too!), as well as a BBQ as well as a BBQ, drinks and treats.

Stop by our table to say hello, learn more about our work to improve the health of Lake Winnipeg, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Date(s): 
June 30, 2019 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Poster for May 9 Science First event

Join us on May 9 to explore the science and politics surrounding Winnipeg’s wastewater infrastructure issues!

Hosted by Science First, a non-profit organization promoting science and evidence-based policy, this evening event will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu and University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering Professor Nazim Cicek, followed by an audience Q & A.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our recommendation for an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant to help protect Lake Winnipeg – and pick up a copy of our...

Four LWF staffers at a Gimli event

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for two positions!

  • Summer Outreach Co-ordinator: This person will be responsible for planning, promoting and delivering a series of outreach and fundraising events in Winnipeg and various lakeside communities.
  • Hydrology Assistant: this person will collect, manage and analyze hydrology data from sites across southern Manitoba to support the activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network

Full job descriptions are below:

Summer Outreach Co-ordinator 

Hydrology Assistant

If...

Join us in Grand Marais for our now-annual event featuring lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

  • Learn from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu* about how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water
  • Enter our raffle for the chance to win great prizes
  • Have fun with outdoor games and lake-themed activities for kids
  • Meet LWF members and learn how you can get involved in local solutions
  • Chat with staff and purchase some of our unique fundraising products
  • Enjoy free samples** of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up by the great folks from Lanky’s Restaurant

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Join us on Friday, July 20 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to purchase some of our unique fundraising products – including our exclusive K.BARTESKI wooden ornaments and beach totes, our lake-themed pint glasses, and more!

While you’re there, chat with LWF staff to learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved. Hope to see you on July 20st!

Photo: A young lake-lover interacts with our watershed model at the 2017 Family Fun Day

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We’ll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 1, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event will feature races for all ages, prizes, a BBQ as well as Canada Day cupcakes!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Join us in cheering on Alex Martin as he begins his 1,750 km trip along Lake Winnipeg’s shoreline. This passionate, 18-year-old kayaker is spending two months of his summer paddling to promote water stewardship and the recreational merit of the lake.

Alex’s launch will take place at Grand Marais Point, in Grand Beach Provincial Park – all are invtied to meet at 10 a.m. on the beach in front of Parking Lot 1, just after the gate entrance while driving down Highway 12.

You can follow Alex’s progress on his website, lakewinnipegcircumnavigation.com, and on the Lake Winnipeg Circumnavigation...

Update: Alex successfully launched from Grand Beach on June 27 and is map tracking his progress. See where he is by clicking here.

Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is about to embark on an epic summer adventure.

Alex will be attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.


Alex Martin (photo: Garrett Fache)

Alex is an experienced wilderness paddler who has travelled internationally to kayak. Alex has...

Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 10, for MEC's Paddlefest!

This free event features information sessions on kayaking, canoeing and SUP, as well as kids’ activities and the newest gear up for grabs.

Come by our table to say hi! We’ll be there all day, selling some of our unique fundraising merchandise, and sharing we’ve been doing lately to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg (which is a great place to paddle!). 

In the lead up to Earth Day 2018, join LWF’s executive director and others for what will surely be an informative and interesting panel discussion!

When: Saturday, April 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: John Black Memorial United Church, 898 Henderson Highway

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alexis Kanu, Executive Director, Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Dr. Scott Higgins, Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development - Experimental Lakes Area
  • Dr. Eva Pip, Retired Biology Professor, University of Winnipeg

The event will be moderated by Hon. Terry Duguid, MP - Winnipeg South, who will also be...

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