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July 2017

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Come find us at the Lakeshore Heights Family Fun Day! This event takes place on Saturday, July 8, at the covered community structure on West Street (at Lakeview Ave). Stop by our table to learn more about Lake Winnipeg and what we're doing to protect it. We'll also have some of our unique fundraising products with us!

Hope to see you then!

We’re excited to launch our newest fundraising products: an exclusive line of lake-themed glasses and coasters!

Created in conjunction with our 2017 summer beer series, they’re a perfect and practical addition to any home or cottage. (Have some lake-lovers in your life? They also make great gifts!)

Choose between two distinct coaster sets – one featuring local wildlife and script art by K.BARTESKI; the other featuring a series of symbolic lake designs – or purchase any two sets and save $4 off your total!

Our glasses also come in two designs: K.BARTESKI script art...

Join us on Friday, July 21 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to pick up some of our unique fundraising products - including our new lake-themed glasses and coasters!

While you're there, learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved, too. Hope to see you on the 21st!

On July 24, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017.

The Lake Winnipeg Basin Program will focus on three priorities, according to ECCC’s press release:

  • Reducing nutrient pollution
  • Enhancing collaboration to protect freshwater quality throughout the Lake Winnipeg basin
  • Strengthening collaborative-governance opportunities and supporting enhanced engagement of Indigenous...

Join us in Grand Marais for an afternoon of lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

Back by popular demand, this free event has something for everyone:

  • Special guests Jodi Goerzen, Manager of the Seine-Rat River Conservation District and LWF’s CBM Co-ordinator Chelsea Lobson will be sharing details about our community-based monitoring (CBM) network – learn how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water and how you can get involved.
  • The Heal the Lake Kids are back with some lake-themed activities – plus, we’ll have outdoor games and an inflatable bouncer!
  • Chat with LWF staff...

Dear LWF supporter,

Walk for Water Dunnottar this Sunday

Join us in Dunnottar this Sunday (July 30) for the first Walk for Water event of the 2017 season!

Downloadable pledge forms are available here – use one to collect donations, then bring the money you raise to our event. (LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more.) Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. All participants will receive a free t-shirt and the chance to win some great prizes!

Can’t make it out in person? Donate to our Walk for Water 2017 online campaign – or go one step further and create your own personalized, shareable fundraising page!

Walk for Water is an opportunity to meet fellow lake-lovers, get some fresh air and exercise, and help translate science into solutions. Your support funds research, trains citizen scientists, educates communities, and addresses the root causes of harmful algae blooms through the implementation of Lake Winnipeg Health Plan.

The next Walk for Water will take place in Victoria Beach on Aug. 13. Head to our website for more details.

Pickerel in the Park

Back by popular demand, Pickerel in the Park returns to Grand Marais on Wednesday, Aug. 2!

For adults, we’ve got a special presentation on our community-based monitoring (CBM) network. For kids, we’ve got lake-themed activities, outdoor games and an inflatable bouncer! And for everyone, we’ve got samples of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up for us by Lanky’s Restaurant.

Best of all? This event is free! Hope to see you there!

Federal support for Lake Winnipeg

On July 24, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program.

Many details about this new funding are still unknown at this time – including how it will be allocated across the watershed and which organizations will receive project funding. Still, this investment is an important demonstration of federal leadership on Lake Winnipeg.

Since 2005, our members have been taking action to improve the health our great lake. We are encouraged by this response to our collective advocacy efforts. Going forward, we will continue to speak up for water and bring the concerns of lake-lovers to the tables of decision makers.

Thank you for your interest in Lake Winnipeg,

The LWF team

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Celebrate Lake Winnipeg at our newest summer fundraising event!

Lake Bash 2017 takes place on Friday, Aug. 18 at Farmers Hall, a recently restored community dance hall just outside town. This not-to-be-missed evening event will feature:

  • Delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel and all the fixings from our friends at The Pickerel Rig
  • Live music from country rocker Leanne Pearson (performing a special acoustic set), grandfather-grandson guitar-and-fiddle duo Peter & Keenan Karish, and the Vezina Family Band, a multi-generational, old-time country band from Stoney Point, Manitoba 
  • A cash bar...

Wherever you’re spending your August long weekend, we hope you have a great time! LWF’s office will be closed on Monday, Aug. 7. We will re-open on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Get fit and have fun – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

Everyone’s favourite instructor Zumba Jan is hosting an outdoor class at Gimli Harbour on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. Even better? All proceeds* raised are being donated to LWF!

Thank you so much, Jan, for your commitment to our great lake – your enthusiasm is contagious.

* Minimum donation of $5 to participate; donations of $20 or more qualify for a charitable receipt.

Your gift makes a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible.

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