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Classically trained guitarist and luthier Fred Casey returns for another season of summer concerts at the Whytewold Emporium!

In what has now become an annual tradition, Fred donates all money raised through these busker-style “Playing for the Lake” gigs to LWF.

This year’s concert schedule is as follows:

  • May 12 (Mother’s Day), 11 am to 2 pm
  • May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • June 21, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • July 26, 6 pm to 9 pm
  • August 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

We are so grateful to lake-lovers like Fred who channel their talents into fundraising events for a healthy Lake Winnipeg. If you have a great idea, let us know! We...

Save the Lake Fish Fry text with picture of Gimli Harbour

Join us in Gimli on Sunday, June 30, for the Save the Lake Fish Fry!

Organized by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District, this family-friendly fundraising event features education, fun and food – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

When: June 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Outside* the Gimli Yacht Club (Gimli Harbour; 95 1st Ave)

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC).

Activities include:

Poster for May 9 Science First event

Join us on May 9 to explore the science and politics surrounding Winnipeg’s wastewater infrastructure issues!

Hosted by Science First, a non-profit organization promoting science and evidence-based policy, this evening event will feature presentations from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu and University of Manitoba Biosystems Engineering Professor Nazim Cicek, followed by an audience Q & A.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about our recommendation for an interim retrofit to Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant to help protect Lake Winnipeg – and pick up a copy of our...

Bird tracks in the sand

You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting!

When: Tuesday April 30, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Where: FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg)

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Glen Daigger, Professor of Engineering Practice and Researcher with the Great Lakes Water Authority. Dr. Daigger will be speaking on phosphorus removal technologies and potential applications for Winnipeg’s wastewater treatment system.

This presentation is a very timely one, as recent reports from Winnipeg’s city council indicate that action to reduce phosphorus loading from the north end...

Splashing wave on Lake Winnipeg

Happy World Water Day! On March 22, we encourage you to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of clean, fresh water – and consider what actions you can take to protect it.

Giving Tuesday promotional image

Giving Tuesday is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday as a day of philanthropy. Citizens around the world take part by supporting the causes they care about – and this year, we’re thanking those who give by giving back to one lucky lake-lover!

Starting on Nov. 20 until midnight on Nov. 27, 2018, sign up through CanadaHelps to become a monthly LWF donor and you’ll be entered into a draw for a $100 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card!

Click here for more details. Good luck to all – and have a wonderful Giving Tuesday!

Winnipeggers head to the polls on Oct. 24. In the lead up to the vote, we are encouraging lake-lovers to speak up for the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Contact your civic candidates and ask them if they support IMMEDIATE ACTION to improve sewage treatment.

Reducing phosphorus loading from Winnipeg wastewater will help protect Lake Winnipeg. Learn more here.

Join us for some cardio and cake in celebration of John Sawchuk’s 70th birthday – and the end of his 777 km triathlon challenge! 

Lake-lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join John on his final run through the Assiniboine Park trails and forest. We have planned 2 km, 5 km and 10 km options which participants can complete at their own pace. John will be heading out around 10:15 a.m. and aims to complete his 10 km session around 11:30 a.m. Upon his return to the finish line, there will be quick closing remarks, photos and, of course, birthday cake! 

Meet us at Picnic Site #21 in...

Join us in Grand Marais for our now-annual event featuring lake-friendly learning and outdoor family fun!

  • Learn from LWF’s executive director Alexis Kanu* about how citizens across Manitoba are taking action for water
  • Enter our raffle for the chance to win great prizes
  • Have fun with outdoor games and lake-themed activities for kids
  • Meet LWF members and learn how you can get involved in local solutions
  • Chat with staff and purchase some of our unique fundraising products
  • Enjoy free samples** of delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel, fried up by the great folks from Lanky’s Restaurant

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On Tuesday, July 17, join us at the Dunnottar Community Club at 10 a.m. to help clean the beach! Gloves, bags, and snacks will be provided.

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