Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 5 for MEC Paddlefest - a celebration of all things paddling-related. This festival features informative clinics in kayaking, canoeing and SUP, kids’ activities, paddling demos, the latest gear and gizmos from paddling retailers and manufacturers, community paddling groups, and gear giveaways.
We'll be there all day, talking about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg (which is a great place to paddle!). Come by our table to learn more, or to purchase some of our unique fundraising products!
The Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail is officially open!
This self-guided nature trail features 1.5 km of cedar boardwalk that meanders through a balsam fir forest, a white cedar bog and a rare type of peatland known as a calcareous fen. Located just north of Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) along Highway 59 near Scanterbury, Man., the trail is adjacent to the Brokenhead Wetland Ecological Reserve, a culturally significant part of Lake Winnipeg's watershed that’s home to 28 of Manitoba’s 37 native orchid species, eight species of carnivorous plants and many other rare plants.
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 hope you’re enjoying the summer season. At LWF, we are looking forward to connecting in person with as many lake-lovers as we can over the coming weeks. (Take a peek at our constantly updated online event calendar to see when we’ll be in a community near you!)
Today, we want to share some exciting news with you.
On June 23 in Ottawa, LWF board members and Science Advisory Council members Alex Salki and Mike Stainton, along with Al Kristofferson, managing director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, 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 Canada. Alex, Mike and Al were each awarded a Meritorious Service Medal for their dedication to restoring the health of Lake Winnipeg through scientific research and public involvement. You can read more about their contributions to water stewardship here.