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May 2016

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LWF's office will be closed on Monday, May 23, in observance of Victoria Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 24. Have a great long weekend!

Join us on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the start of beach season!

Say hello to LWF staff, learn more about our work, touch real zebra mussels and purchase some of our amazing fundraising products. We'll be at Walter White School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - hope to see you there!

We’re thrilled about our collaboration with local artist Kal Barteski!

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 purchase is not only beautiful, it’s also making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible!

All items within this collection can be purchased through our website or by contacting us at our Winnipeg office. Purchased...

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...

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Father's Day, June 19 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg! 

Learn more about Fred on Page 5 of our Spring & Summer 2016 newsletter.

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, July 22 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg! 

Learn more about Fred on Page 5 of our Spring & Summer 2016 newsletter.

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, August 5 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg! 

Learn more about Fred on Page 5 of our Spring & Summer 2016 newsletter.

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, August 26 for your last chance of the summer to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg! 

Learn more about Fred on Page 5 of our Spring & Summer 2016 newsletter.

Dear LWF supporter,

Extra! Extra!

The Spring & Summer 2016 edition of our newsletter, The Watershed Observer, is out! In this issue, you’ll find a feature on a new watershed map made possible through LWF’s grants program, an interview with Canadian water advocate Maude Barlow and information on how you can get involved in our 2016 Lake-a-thon season.

K.Barteski x LWF

We’re thrilled to be partnering with local artist Kal Barteski on our newest fundraiser!

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.)

All proceeds from every sale support our ongoing work. You can purchase your pieces through our website or by contacting us at our Winnipeg office. We’ll also have them with us at outreach events this summer.

Mark your calendars for Walk for Water 2016

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

Confirmed 2016 walk locations include Dunnottar (July 24), Gimli (Aug. 7) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 7). Participating is easy – simply collect pledges, then bring the money you raise to one of our events and join us as we walk together for the health our shared waters. All Walk for Water 2016 participants will receive a free LWF t-shirt – and the chance to win prizes!

Head to our website for more details and to download a printable pledge form.

No event in your community? Consider organizing your own Walk for Water; we’re happy to help with logistical and promotional support. Want to get involved as a 2016 volunteer? Contact us for more details about you can get involved!

We hope to see you at the lake this summer!

The LWF team

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Head down to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Tuesday, June 7 and check out Sustainability Day 2016.

We, along with many other organizations, will be set up to teach you about sustainability and the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Check out some of the other great events going on at the Assiniboine Park Zoo this summer here.

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