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June 2016

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Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 5 for MEC Paddlefest - a celebration of all things paddling-related. This festival features informative clinics in kayaking, canoeing and SUP, kids’ activities, paddling demos, the latest gear and gizmos from paddling retailers and manufacturers, community paddling groups, and gear giveaways.

We'll be there all day, talking about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg (which is a great place to paddle!). Come by our table to learn more, or to purchase some of our unique fundraising products!

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We'll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 3, for the Hillside Beach Community Association's Family Fun Day & Barbeque!

Stop by our table to chat about our work, touch zebra mussels, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products. We look forward to seeing you there!

We’re seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to join our team in the position of Finance & Administration Manager!

This one-year, full-time term position (with the possibility of extension) is based out of Winnipeg and includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities.

The Finance & Administration Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Financial management and bookkeeping
  • Donor database management and communications
  • Office reception and management
  • Governance support
  • Program support

At LWF, we’re passionate about the health of Manitoba’s lakes. We work as a team to...

On July 19, we'll be heading to the Dunnottar Community Club to help clean the beach.

Join us at 10 a.m. to learn more about zebra mussels and the importance of pollution-free beaches and lakes!

(l - r) Mike Stainton, Alex Salki, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Al Kristofferson, in Ottawa​; photo credit: WO Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2016

Congratulations to Alex Salki and Mike Stainton!

On June 23 in Ottawa, Alex and Mike, along with Al Kristofferson, were presented with Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

These prestigious decorations recognize Canadians who have performed an exceptional deed or activity that brings honour to...

Share your #LakeLifeGoodLife photos for the chance to win amazing prizes!

What do you do at the lake when you’re feeling adventurous? How do you kick back and relax? Who do you ask when you need a companion?

We want to see those gorgeous hikes and peaceful canoe rides; those tubing wipeouts and wild wakeboard skills. We want to know what lake life means to you!

We’re looking for photos ­– plain and simple. Show us your own creative style. Show where you go when you feel like exploring. Show us your favourite memories.

Show us what lake-lovers know: that the lake life is the good life!

Prizes...

Dear LWF supporter,

We hope you’re enjoying the summer season. At LWF, we are looking forward to connecting in person with as many lake-lovers as we can over the coming weeks. (Take a peek at our constantly updated online event calendar to see when we’ll be in a community near you!)

Today, we want to share some exciting news with you.

Two LWF members receive national honour

Photo: (l - r) Mike Stainton, Alex Salki, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Al Kristofferson, in Ottawa​; photo credit: WO Ronald Duchesne, Rideau Hall © OSGG, 2016

On June 23 in Ottawa, LWF board members and Science Advisory Council members Alex Salki and Mike Stainton, along with Al Kristofferson, managing director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, were presented with Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

These prestigious decorations recognize Canadians who have performed an exceptional deed or activity that brings honour to Canada. Alex, Mike and Al were each awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for their dedication to restoring the health of Lake Winnipeg through scientific research and public involvement. You can read more about their contributions to water stewardship here.

Congratulations to three very worthy recipients!

We’re hiring

Do you love numbers? Are you passionate about water? We’re seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to join our team in the position of Finance & Administration Manager!

This one-year, full-time term position (with the possibility of extension) is based out of Winnipeg and includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities.

Applications are due end of day, July 12. Head to our website for more details and to download the full job description – and help us spread the word by sharing our posting with your networks!

Enter our #LakeLifeGoodLife photo contest for a chance to win

We know the lake life is the good life – now, we want to see it!

Our #LakeLifeGoodLife photo contest runs until July 8. Share your #LakeLifeGoodLife shots on social media and you could win one of three amazing prizes!

Enter by:

  • Following us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  • Sharing your best lake life shot
  • Tagging a friend
  • Tagging your post using #LakeLifeGoodLife.

Full contest details are on our website. We look forward to seeing your #LakeLifeGoodLife photos!

Thank you for your interest in Lake Winnipeg,

The LWF team

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LWF publishes a newsletter, The Watershed Observer, twice a year. Our most recent edition includes information on our emerging community-based monitoring network, details about groundbreaking microplastics research made possible through our grants program, and helpful tips on how you can speak up for water by reaching out to decision makers.