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Free event showcases Lake Winnipeg art

Photo: Balsam Harbour Boat Launch, William Pura

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 19, for a unique event! Surrounded by amazing photographic art, Lake Winnipeg: Framing the Issue will showcase a range of perspectives about our great lake.

Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world; an iconic body of water that has shaped both the physical geography of Manitoba and the shared cultural experiences of its citizens.

Humans have interacted with this ‘inland sea’ for centuries – and our actions have left a mark.

In partnership with Gurevich Fine Art, we invite you to a sure-to-be interesting panel discussion that will explore the many ways we live with Lake Winnipeg and how we can protect it for future generations.

Panelists include:

  • William Pura, an artist whose striking photographs capture the evidence of human activity around Lake Winnipeg. A collection of Pura’s work, Inland Sea, opens Aug. 7 and is is on display at the gallery until Aug. 27.
  • Alexis Kanu, executive director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Noah Erenberg, a lakeside resident whose documentary work has focused on the people and communities who call Lake Winnipeg home

 Pura's captivating exhibit is one of our 10 for 10 events; a portion of the proceeds of all sales will be donated to LWF!

When: Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Gurevich Fine Art, 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg

Admission is free – all lake-lovers welcome!

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.