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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...

LWF Cycling for Solutions

Update: Sadly, the foursome is now a trio, as Bruce unfortunately had to drop out of the trip. Good luck to the three remaining cyclists, Roger, Brad and Pete!.

Update: Thank you so much to everyone who has already pledged support to Roger, Brad, Bruce and Pete as they prepare to take on this challenge. Here’s a sampling of the amazing messages of encouragement the riders have received so far:

  • “Thanks for leading this inspiring initiative, Roger and team! You’re reminding us all of the importance of investing in science-based solutions for lakes throughout our beautiful watershed, and you’re...

Heads up to any lake-lovers looking to support us with an online donation this weekend: On Saturday, July 25th, the CanadaHelps platform will undergo scheduled maintenance from 6:00 am - 8:00 am (CT).

The CanadaHelps site will be in maintenance mode and will not be accepting donations during this time. You will also be unable to access and use your MyCharity account. In an effort to reduce the impact, CanadaHelps will complete work related to Custom Donate Now first, allowing these pages to be back online slightly sooner than the CanadaHelps.org direct donor site and your MyCharity account...

Maude Barlow Walk for Water Dunnottar

Photo credit: Wolfgang Schmidt

We’re pleased to welcome Maude Barlow to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place this coming Sunday, July 26.

Perhaps best-known as the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Barlow also chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch, is a board member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is also a co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, an organization that promotes water justice based on the principles that water is a human right...

Leanne Pearson

We’re thrilled to welcome local country rocker Leanne Pearson to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place on Sunday, July 26.

Pearson is quickly making a name for herself; her catchy 2013 single, Get Outta My Heart, hit Top 48 on the Canadian country music charts, and her follow-up single, The Only Thing, hit Top 90. Leanne has headlined countless shows across Manitoba and opened for many heavy hitters. She was a part of Dauphin’s 2014 Countryfest lineup and recently returned as a part of the 2015 lineup. Her current single, Worth Fighting For, was released in January and is...

Monsoon Gimli Film Festival

Photo courtesy of monsoonmovie.com

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is proud to once again offer its support to the Gimli Film Festival by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. 

Filmed across the Indian sub-continent in 2013, Monsoon introduces viewers to an array of individuals whose lives are entwined with the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is monsoon season. With stunning imagery and compelling storytelling, it captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world...

Hilary Druxman necklace

We’re thrilled to announce our latest fundraiser: a gorgeous new necklace, courtesy of local jeweller Hilary Druxman!

Designed as part of her popular philanthropic collection in celebration of our 10th anniversary, this handcrafted sterling silver necklace was inspired by the unique natural beauty of driftwood. Wear it on its own or as the perfect companion piece to our signature shell necklace. (It also makes a great gift!)

Each purchase supports LWF’s mission to protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, now and for future generations. Get your necklace at LWF outreach events this summer and at...

A picture is worth a thousand words - and we want to share them all with you on Instagram!

If you're active on this popular social network, follow us @SaveLakeWpg for photos, graphics and interesting information about our great lake - and our efforts to protect it.

This summer, be sure to check out #LoveLakeWpg; we'll be using this hashtag on all our networks (including our Facebook and Twitter accounts) to keep you updated on our events and activities.

See you online!

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

This June, your online support could turn into a $10,000 donation to LWF!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a new initiative from CanadaHelps and GIV3, the co-founders of GivingTuesday Canada. The goal is to give Canadians the chance to help their favourite charities and demonstrate the power of giving through social networks.

How it works: Starting June 1, 2015, every dollar donated to LWF in the month of June through Canada Helps (minimum $3 donation required) will automatically earn us the chance to win a $10,000 donation!

In the spirit of giving, we want to offer our supporters the...

LWF has awarded a total of $39,000 to seven projects as part of its ongoing Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program.

Projects supported by LWF’s spring 2015 grants include:

  • Brokenhead Wetland Monitoring and Restoration Planning: a project facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) that will enhance and restore the Brokenhead Wetland in Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg, and build the capacity of the local community to conduct wetland monitoring.
  • OPEN Water: an educational initiative of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society that will see an innovative Lake...


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.