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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!


(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...

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...

Canadian Geographic Education Lake Winnipeg Foundation

Map image courtesy of Canadian Geographic

Geography, according to American professor Dr. Charles Gritzner, can be defined by three simple questions: “What is where?”, “Why there?” and “Why care?”

Gritzner’s definition – which speaks to location, ecological features and socio-cultural contexts – underlies OPEN Water, a collaborative initiative led by Canadian Geographic Education, a program of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society.

The multi-year, multi-aspect project’s title is an acronym that stands for Observe, Participate, Experience and Network. Last year, organizers brought together...

K.Barteski Live Love Lake

We’re thrilled to debut our latest fundraising initiative – a collaboration with local artist Kal Barteski!

Update: Our collection has expanded to include tote bags! Made from heavy canvas with velcro enclosure, these totes come in two colours and are big enough to fit all your beach essentials.

Designed exclusively for LWF and created with help from Huron Woodwork, these unique #kbscript art pieces are perfect for hanging on your wall, or displaying on your mantle or bookshelf. (They also make great gifts.) Best of all, all proceeds from every sale support our ongoing work, which means your...

Seine-Rat River Conservation District

(left to right) SRRCD Project Supervisor Chris Randall, SRRCD District Manager Jodi Goerzen, Board Chair Cornie Goertzen, LWF board member and Science Advisory Council Chair Alex Salki, SRRCD board member Larry Bugera

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is pleased to announce that the Seine-Rat River Conservation District has been chosen to receive the 2015 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008 and is presented annually to those who demonstrate outstanding efforts to protect and restore the...

Lake Winnipeg

With the provincial election just one week away, a new poll reinforces the importance of Lake Winnipeg to all Manitobans.

The online survey of 882 Manitobans was conducted by Probe Research Inc. for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF). Among the findings:

  • 94% of Manitobans agree Lake Winnipeg is worth protecting
  • 91% agree the health of lakes and rivers is very important to the quality of life in Manitoba
  • 80% agree that Lake Winnipeg is one of Manitoba’s most important natural resources

“We are not surprised by these numbers. They reinforce what I think all Manitobans already know: the health of...

Fresh water matters to us, and we know it matters to our members and supporters.

In the lead-up to Manitoba’s election, we wanted to learn more about how parties and candidates plan to address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg.

We sent the following five questions to each party’s headquarters. We also reached out to all Manitoba candidates with an accessible email address.

Question 1

Whole-lake studies on Lake 227 at Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) over multiple decades demonstrate that phosphorus controls the growth of blue-green algae blooms. This research has driven important...


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.