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June 2018

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Update: Alex successfully launched from Grand Beach on June 27 and is map tracking his progress. See where he is by clicking here.

Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is about to embark on an epic summer adventure.

Alex will be attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.


Alex Martin (photo: Garrett Fache)

Alex is an experienced wilderness paddler who has travelled...

“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” – Anonymous

Winnipeg endurance athlete John Sawchuk is swimming, cycling and running his way to his 70th birthday – all while raising funds for LWF!

John’s goal is to complete 777 kilometres of swimming, biking and running in 28 days, beginning on July 26 and ending on August 21, his birthday.

He’s also using this challenge to support LWF and hopes to raise $7,777 in donations.

“In tackling my endurance challenge, I hope that others reflect on their own health and fitness...

Join us at the Gimli Yacht Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 for the very first Save the Lake Fundraiser in support of LWF!

The Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District and the Gimli Yacht Club have put together a family-friendly event with something for everyone, including:

  • Educational presentations: Starting at 11 a.m., listen to Dr. Alexis Kanu, LWF Executive Director, speak on “Citizen Science, Citizen Advocacy and Citizen Action” and Dr. Al Kristofferson, Managing Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium speak on “The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium’s role in...

Join us in cheering on Alex Martin as he begins his 1,750 km trip along Lake Winnipeg’s shoreline. This passionate, 18-year-old kayaker is spending two months of his summer paddling to promote water stewardship and the recreational merit of the lake.

Alex’s launch will take place at Grand Marais Point, in Grand Beach Provincial Park – all are invtied to meet at 10 a.m. on the beach in front of Parking Lot 1, just after the gate entrance while driving down Highway 12.

You can follow Alex’s progress on his website, lakewinnipegcircumnavigation.com, and on the Lake Winnipeg Circumnavigation...

LWF's office will be closed on Monday, July 2, for the Canada Day long weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 3.

Photo: A young lake-lover interacts with our watershed model at the 2017 Family Fun Day

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We’ll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 1, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event will feature races for all ages, prizes, a BBQ as well as Canada Day cupcakes!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family-friendly day...

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family friendly day...

Take action as a citizen of our shared watershed!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and participating is easy: Use our Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers and teammates. LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more. For a donation of $50 or more, contributors will receive a one-year LWF membership. You can:

  • Pick up a pledge form at various businesses and organizations
  • Print your own pledge form at home

OR

Then, join us for a family friendly day...

Join us on Friday, July 20 for the Grand Marais Central Market! Taking place from 3 to 7 pm at Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park (located at 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12), this is your chance to purchase some of our unique fundraising products – including our exclusive K.BARTESKI wooden ornaments and beach totes, our lake-themed pint glasses, and more!

While you’re there, chat with LWF staff to learn more about our work to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, and how you can get involved. Hope to see you on July 20st!

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