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July 2016

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Dear LWF supporter,

Walk for Water 2016

Walk for Water 2016 is fast approaching, with the first of three walks taking place in Dunnottar in just two weeks!

Proceeds from this signature summer fundraising event are used to translate science into solutions: funding research, training citizen scientists, educating students and communities, and addressing the root causes of harmful algae blooms by advancing the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

New this year, we’ve launched an online fundraising option! It’s an easy way to collect donations from out-of-town friends and family, create your own personalized fundraising pages, and share your campaign on social media. (Of course, you can still participate by collecting donations using our printed pledge forms, available at the LWF office and other participating businesses, and in a downloadable, printable format.)

We invite you to join with lake-lovers in Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7) as we walk together for the health our shared waters. All Walk for Water 2016 participants will receive a free LWF t-shirt – and the chance to win some great prizes!

Head to our website for more details.

Thank you for your continued support. See you at the beach!

The LWF team

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On Saturday, July 23, you can test your standup paddleboarding skills at Grand Beach! But if that's not for you, they're also putting on a run club, some bocci ball games, and, get this, bubble soccer! It's going to an awesome day!

Registration closes at noon on Friday, July 22.

Join us in Grand Marais on Friday, July 29!

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!

Wherever you're spending your August long weekend, we hope you have a great time! LWF's offices will be closed on Monday, Aug. 1. We will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Walk for Water 2016

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...

Join us at Grand Marais Community Central on Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. for some lake-friendly learning and a local fish fry! 

Learn more about zebra mussels and have all your questions answered by our special guest, provincial Aquatic Invasive Species expert Candace Parks! Then, join us outside on the lawn to enjoy live music - and sample some delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel! We'll also have fun activities for the kids - plus, we'll have all of our fundraising products available for sale AND we'll be offering the chance to win some great prizes! Truly, there's something for everyone.

We hope to see...

Join us in Albert Beach on Aug. 6 for Beats on the Beach for some live music and a pie auction!

Saffies General Store will be hosting some big-name local musicians, including JD Edwards and Panicland! And yes, there will be pie! You can bid on some delicious homemade pies baked with all fresh fruits. We're talking apples, we're talking strawberries, we're talking blueberries! You name it, they've got it.

We recommend bringing your dancing shoes and an empty stomach. See you on Aug. 6!

Keep your eyes peeled! We'll be at the Alleyways Market curated pop-up shop on Friday, Aug 5. Which alleyway will we be stationed? You'll have to stay on the lookout to find out!

We'll have all of our fundraising materials to sell, including our Kal Barteski wood cut-outs, Hilary Druxman necklaces and more!

Click here for more info: http://alleywaysmarket.ca/

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.