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June 2018

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Dear LWF supporter,

Summer has arrived and we look forward to connecting in person with as many lake-lovers as we can over the coming weeks. Make sure to check our online calendar to see when we’ll be in a community near you!

Extra! Extra!

The Spring & Summer 2018 edition of our newsletter, The Watershed Observer, is out! In this issue, you’ll find an update on the state of Winnipeg wastewater infrastructure, meet Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation CEO and longtime LWF member Tim Sopuck, and learn more about a 2017 study on Lake Winnipeg real estate values – plus more!

Walk for Water 2018

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 the Walk for Water pledge form to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers, teammates and other lake-lovers in your like. (LWF provides charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more.) Then, join us at one our events for some fresh air and exercise – plus, you’ll receive a T-shirt and have the chance to win prizes!

Unable to attend in person? Donate online – or create your own individual or team fundraising page to share with your networks!

Walk for Water 2018 takes place in Dunnottar on July 29, and in Victoria Beach and Gimli on Aug. 12.

Independent events in support of healthy water

Each year, concerned lake-lovers from all walks of life organize their own outreach and fundraising events in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Here are just three taking place this summer:

  • Save the Lake Fundraiser: Join the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District and the Gimli Yacht Club on Saturday, June 30 from 11 am to 3 pm for a family-friendly event featuring educational presentations, boat rides, a raffle – and a pickerel lunch!
  • Purejohn70 Challenge: Endurance athlete John Sawchuk is celebrating his upcoming 70th birthday with an ambitious fitness challenge: to complete 777 kilometres of swimming, biking and running in just 28 days, all while raising funds for LWF! John has already begun accepting pledges online (and if you donate $70, we’ll send John a birthday card on your behalf!). The Purejohn70 Challenge begins July 26.
  • Lake Winnipeg Circumnavigation Campaign: On June 27, 18-year-old kayaker Alex Martin pushed off from Grand Beach, the beginning of a two-month solo trip along the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg. Alex is using his adventure to showcase the recreational opportunities offered by Lake Winnipeg and promote water stewardship, and he’s map tracking his progress here.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope to see you at the lake soon!

The LWF team

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