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March 20 to 27 is Canada Water Week, a celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.

This year, we invite you to join us at FortWhyte Alive for a special event at which we will be announcing the 2016 recipients of our grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: FortWhyte Alive – Alloway Reception Centre (1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg)

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Produced by two Winnipeg Grade 12 students, this charity dance show aims to raise awareness about watersheds across Canada, and will feature dance styles including jazz, tap, aerial, hip hop, contemporary and more.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017; lobby opens at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.
Where: Manitoba Theatre for Young People, 2 Forks Market Rd, in Winnipeg

All proceeds raised will donated to several non-profit organizations – including LWF! We’ll also be set up in the lobby all night; make sure you stop by before, after or during intermission to say hello and learn more about our work...

We are thrilled to be one of 50 local vendors selected to participate in this year's Luckygirl Holiday Pop Up Shop!

Drop by 300 Ross Ave. in the Exchange (attached to Hut K) between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 to pick up holidays gifts for all the lake-lovers in your life. We'll be selling our exclusive (and amazing) K.BARTESKI x LWF products, plus our limited-edition vintage Lake Winnipeg watershed prints, Love, Lake Winnipeg merch and beautiful "gifts of donation" created expecially for this sale! (We recommend you come early because we're probably going to run out...)

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Nov. 29 is Giving Tuesday - a day to celebrate and support philanthropy. This year, our goal is to raise $2,000 to grow our school field trip fund in 2017.

You can read more about how this fund provides hands-on learning opportunities to youth by clicking here. Ready to start giving? Donate below to send Manitoba students on their next water adventure!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

Thank you for making a difference.

Facing Impedimenta

Join us at cre8ery gallery in Winnipeg for a special Culture Days Manitoba event!

We’ll be speaking about Lake Winnipeg while surrounded by Winnipeg Beach artist Gayle Halliwell’s painting, part of Facing Impedimenta, a new show featuring work by Halliwell and Rosemary Miguez.

Learn about the threats to Lake Winnipeg’s health, the solutions to these challenges and what you can do - all while surrounded by art inspired by “the beauty and the tragedy” that is our great lake. Make sure to leave time to chat with the artist and explore the exhibition!

Location: cre8ery gallery, 125 Adelaide St...

Water Wednesdays

Join us in Assiniboine Park this October for a three-part series featuring local experts talking local water: from algae blooms to zebra mussels and everything in between.

We’ve invited journalists, researchers, policy-makers, advocates and on-the-ground practitioners – an eclectic group of people with a diversity of experiences and perspectives. Over the course of three uniquely different nights, we’ll be picking their brains about the challenges facing our shared waters and the opportunities for solutions.

Three Wednesdays. Three themes. Three lively conversations.

  • When: Wed. Oct. 5, 12 and...

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.

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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!  

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/

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!

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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.