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August 2016

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Dear LWF supporter,

We hope you’re enjoying the summer as much as we are! We wanted to take a moment to let you know about a few more events coming up this weekend and beyond.

Walk for Water 2016: One down, two to go!

Thanks to everyone who came out to participate in our first Walk for Water of the season, held on July 24 in Dunnottar. We had a great time – and together, we raised over $5,000 to support freshwater solutions! You can find more photos from this event on our website.

Walk for Water 2016 continues this Sunday, Aug. 7 in Gimli and Victoria Beach. Participating is easy: collect donations using our pledge forms (available here in a downloadable, printable format), then bring your form and the money you raise to one of our events. You can also use our new online fundraising option, which runs until midnight CST on Aug. 8.

Have questions? Head to our website for more details or check out our FAQ!

Grand Beach SUP CUP and Beats on the Beach!

Looking for something to do the day before Walk for Water? We’ve got you covered – on both sides of the lake!

Saturday morning on Grand Beach, our friends at The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company are once again hosting a series of stand-up paddleboard races and donating proceeds raised to LWF! There’s an event for everyone, including kids’ races and a monster board team race! ​Sign up at 9 am or just come by to watch all the action – and don’t forget to stop by our table and say hello!

Saturday night starting at 7 p.m., we’ll be in Albert Beach for Beats on the Beach: an event combining live music and a pie auction, all in support of LWF! Saffies General Store will be hosting some very talented local musicians including JD Edwards and Panicland – and, while you’re enjoying the tunes, you can also bid on some delicious homemade pies. Bring your dancing shoes and an empty stomach!

Pickerel in the Park

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, we’ll be in Grand Marais for lake-friendly learning, a local fish fry and more!

Join us at Grand Marais Community Central from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. We’re bringing an Aquatic Invasive Species expert to answer all your zebra mussel questions before we head outside to enjoy live music and sample some delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel! We’ll also have all of our fundraising products available for sale plus some fun activities for the kids. Hope to see you then – and don’t forget to BYOB (that’s “bring your own blanket”)!

Wishing you a safe, sunny summer,

The LWF team

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Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective

Apply to become the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective Coordinator!

In partnership with the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), the Lake Winnipeg Foundation is seeking a relationship-driven project manager to support the dynamic growth of a First Nations collective dedicated to protecting the health of our sacred waters and restoring traditional livelihoods. Based out of Winnipeg, this position includes travel to various Lake Winnipeg Indigenous communities.

The function of this position is to:

  • Provide administrative and facilitative support to advance the development of the Lake...

On Aug. 14, we'll be meeting at Saffies General Store to clean up the Albert Beach area! Join us at 11 a.m. to help create a pollution-free community!  

A group of amateur cyclists will once again challenge themselves to complete an ambitious, three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg. Man. to the IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Cycling for Solutions 2016 builds on the success of last year’s inaugural ride, in which three participants raised almost $4,000 for LWF and our ongoing work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg – the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world.

This year’s riders are once again paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for...

Cycling for Solutions returns!

Building on the success of last year's ride, amateur cyclists are once again challenging themselves to complete a three-day, 500 km self-supported road trip from Winnipeg to the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) research facility in northwest Ontario.

Riders are paying their own expenses while accepting financial pledges for their efforts. All funds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation to support community based monitoring work.

The goal is to raise $5,000, which will enable LWF to purchase 10 portable water-sampling kits.

You can read...

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.

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