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Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities (and online), it’s a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!

New for 2016: get involved online!

We listened to the many supporters who asked for an online fundraising option to share with their social media networks.  Walk for Water 2016 online is an easy way to collect donations from lake-lovers across Manitoba and beyond! This year, we're aiming to raise $5,000 online - and we need your help to do it. Join our online campaign by:

  • Signing up – click here to create an online Walk for Water 2016 team or join as an individual.
  • Reaching out – email your friends and family and share your campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks.
  • Telling your story – let people know why water matters to you by sharing your favourite lake memory or personalizing your page with pictures!

How to participate on the ground:

1. Download the Walk for Water 2016 pledge form here and print it. You can also pick up pledge forms throughout several lakeside communities where they’ll be available at various businesses – or you can get them from LWF’s Winnipeg office! (Contact us here.)

2. Use the form to collect pledges for your walk; you can ask your friends, family, co-workers, teammates, or anyone else who cares about Lake Winnipeg and wants to be part of the solution! LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. (Make sure you collect accurate and complete information from your pledgers to ensure that we can issue a receipt!)

3. Bring your completed pledge form and the money you raised to one of our Walk for Water events. (See the 2016 schedule below for a walk near you.) Remember to wear comfortable shoes and bring a reusable water bottle!

4. LWF volunteers will be on site to help you register before the walk begins. As a Walk for Water 2016 participant, you’ll receive a free LWF t-shirt – and the chance to win prizes!

We’ll be posting periodic updates in the lead-up to this year’s walks – check back often to stay updated.

Have a question? Find more information in the Walk for Water FAQ.

Walk for Water 2016 Schedule:

DUNNOTTAR

Date: Sunday, July 24
Location: Dunnottar Community Club
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km

Update: We’re giving away two amazing grand prizes at our Dunnottar walk! The participant who raises the highest amount will win a luxury lawn chair and stylish backpack courtesy of Mountain Equipment Co-op, while the person who collects the most pledges will win a free evening of canoeing for six people courtesy of Winnipeg Canoe Rentals. We’ll also have door prizes, AND we’ll be holding a raffle with some amazing items and experiences to be won (Jets gear, anyone?). Thank you so much to our generous prize donors for their support!

Update: Our Dunnottar Walk for Water 2016 Facebook page is up! Let your friends and family know you'll be participating in this year's walk, and invite them to join you!

GIMLI

Date: Sunday, August 7
Location: Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre, Gimli Harbour
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km

Update: New for Gimli this year, we're offering a player's choice raffle as part of our event! Tickets will be 3 for $5 or 10 for $10 and we've got some great prizes. If you're feeling lucky, make sure to participate.

Update: Our Gimli Walk for Water 2016 Facebook page is up! Make sure to let your friends and family know you'll be participating - and invite them to come, too!

VICTORIA BEACH

Date: Sunday, August 7
Location: Victoria Beach Clubhouse
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km and 2.5 km options

Update: Our VB Walk for Water 2016 Facebook page is up! Let your friends and family know you'll be participating in this year's walk - and invite them to join you!

Download the pledge form here:  Download Walk for Water 2016 printable pledge form.pdf (66.08 KB)

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors: Johnston Group, Quintex Services, Erosion Control Blanket, Nowlan & Moore Optometric, Payworks and Waterford Global!

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.