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December 2015

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Looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

For nature-lovers, gardeners or local art history buffs, we’ve got vintage limited-edition wood engraving prints, created by Henry Eric Bergman (1893-1958) and generously donated to us by this accomplished artist’s descendants.

Featuring plants found within Lake Winnipeg’s watershed, these prints are a great addition to any home or cottage. Each costs $80 and comes mounted on an 8 x 10, acid-free, archival mat – all that’s missing is the frame. Even better – 100% of proceeds...


Update: Tickets for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle are on sale now! Only $5 each (or three for $10), they offer another way to support LWF - and a chance to win amazing prizes. We'll also be selling tickets at our Jan. 14 benefit show. The draw will be that night but you don't have to be at the concert to win. Good luck!

Almost 50 years after they were first recorded to vinyl, folk songs documenting life on Lake Winnipeg are being given new life – and new purpose.

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton...

Join us at the West End Cultural Centre on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, for a benefit concert in support of LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson will feature sets by:

  • DJ Co-op
  • Mise en Scene
  • Scott Nolan and John K. Samson
  • Jess Reimer

Tickets are only $25 each - and the price of admission includes a free copy of Love, Lake Winnipeg, a benefit EP featuring songs from participating artists, which will be given out at the show!

Update: The ticket pre-purchase window has now closed. A small amount of remaining tickets will be available at the door; please note, the West End...

LWF's office will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 23 for the holidays. We will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

See you all in the new year!


Dear LWF supporter,

Thank you for your support over the past year. As our network grows, so too does our ability to speak out for the health of Lake Winnipeg. We look forward to accomplishing even more together in the new year!

Classic Lake Winnipeg folk songs get a musical makeover

We’re excited to announce a creative new fundraiser for LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton singer-songwriter Sol Sigurdson’s 1970 cult classic, The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman, reimagined by contemporary Manitoba musicians DJ Co-op, Mise en Scene, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Jess Reimer.

Produced by John K. Samson, former frontman of acclaimed Winnipeg band The Weakerthans, this limited-edition four-song EP will be released on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at an exclusive benefit concert in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC). As an expression of our thanks – and in celebration of LWF’s 10-year anniversary – all audience members in attendance will receive free copies!

Concert tickets are on sale now, available through the West End Cultural Centre’s box office and LWF.

Last-minute holiday gift ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

From limited-edition vintage fine art prints to gorgeous sterling-silver necklaces to tickets to our upcoming benefit concert, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Or, consider making a donation to LWF in honour of someone special – you’ll be making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.

Contact us today to arrange for purchase and pick up of gifts that make a difference.

Giving Tuesday 2015: an update

Thank you to everyone who joined the global giving movement on Dec. 1!

Because of the enthusiasm of LWF members and supporters who helped spread the word about Giving Tuesday 2015 and/or donated to our campaign via our special online donation page or through other channels, we came within $200 of our $2,000 goal! We truly appreciate your generosity.

Season’s greetings

LWF’s office will close for the holidays on Dec. 24 at noon. We will reopen on Jan. 4, 2016.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year,

The LWF team

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Update: Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle:

1st prize: Brandon Bertram (Ticket #0552)
2nd prize: Michael Paterson (Ticket #0331)
3rd prize: Alma Sigurdson (Ticket #0515)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle!

Created as part of our collaborative fundraising project, Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, this is your chance to win amazing prizes and support LWF!


1st prize: Custom-built acoustic bass guitar with soft case...

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