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Building on the record-breaking success of 2020’s Founders’ Ride, a group of cyclists will once again challenge themselves to pedal from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement and community spirit last year and are excited to build on that momentum in advance of this year’s fundraising ride. We hope you can join us in supporting these determined cyclists in their efforts!

Bike to the Beach 2021 is planned for Aug. 6. We are closely monitoring all public health notices* to ensure we are following all regulations...

Date(s): 
August 6, 2021 (All day)

On May 28, 2021, Manitoba Conservation and Climate provided conditional approval for the City of Winnipeg’s interim phosphorus-reduction plan at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC) – the latest in a series of regulatory and financial approvals required before the city can begin the design and construction process to address the North End plant’s phosphorus emissions. 

With a contract for the project expected to be awarded this summer, the city currently projects that it will take until late 2023 to implement interim phosphorus reduction at the plant. Winnipeg’s water and waste...

Our signature fundraiser returns! For years, Walk for Water has been an opportunity for friends and families to be part of the solution for Lake Winnipeg – and a fun way to spend a day at the lake! LWF is following all public health regulations to optimize the safety of all participants and will adapt planned activities as needed. New for 2021, our VB event will start outside at the Village Green Stage.

Date: Sunday, August 8
Location: Victoria Beach, Village Green Stage
Check-in: 9:45 a.m., walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 2.5 km

This year, we are encouraging people to fundraise online...

Date(s): 
August 8, 2021 10:00 am

Support a healthy Lake Winnipeg – and local artists – by taking part in our online art auction! Back for its second year, this auction is your chance to bid on a diverse collection of pieces generously donated by lake-loving makers. The auction site is now live until August 6 at 11:59 p.m.! 

VISIT

Head to the LWF art auction site between July 2 and 11:59 p.m. on August 6, 2021. 

BID

Place a bid. Only the highest bidder wins and pays for the prize. No need to choose a favourite – you can bid on as many pieces as you’d like, as many times as you’d like! 

WIN

Keep your eye on the prize (and the bids...

Lawn sign that says "walk for water" with an arrow giving direction

We love connecting with LWF members and supporters throughout the summer – but safety comes first. As we move forward with planning for the 2021 season, we are closely monitoring public health updates and regulations, and are prepared to adapt all activities as needed. We’ll be sharing updates on our website and social media. Check back often to keep informed on the latest plans!

Subject to change, here are some of the events currently scheduled for this summer:

  • Sunday, June 27: Save the Lake – LWF will be taking part in this community fundraiser hosted by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis...

Just in time for the May long weekend – the unofficial start of cottage season in Manitoba – local jewelry designer Johanna Brierley has launched a new collection in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

The pieces in the JBJD + LWF Collection were created using “lucky stones” from the beaches of Lake Winnipeg, discovered and generously donated by local lake-lovers. All proceeds from the limited-time collection are being donated to LWF.

Lucky stones, also known as hole stones, holey stones, Odin stones or Hag stones, are stones that feature naturally occurring holes. Found on beaches around the...

Cartoon graphic of beavers, with the caption "oh-oooh! All beavers unite!"

Ace Burpee loves beavers. The Winnipeg radio personality loves them so much, in fact, he wrote a song about them to celebrate International Beaver Day, which is observed each year on April 7.

The Beaver Song is a lot of fun – and so is the locally produced animated video. Even more exciting? Ace is generously donating all proceeds from every stream/download to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation! You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play and TikTok, and watch the video on YouTube.

Here at LWF, we love beavers, too. Sometimes called ecosystem engineers, beavers help protect our...

View of Lake Winnipeg at dusk

Join us online on May 18 for our 2021 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that allows us to stay safe while also staying connected. 

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 21 and May 16.  

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2021 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below. 

Meeting details: 

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
Time: 7 p.m. CDT 
Venue: Zoom webinar; please register for the...

Photo of the North End Water Pollution Control Centre sign, with address of 2230 Main Street below

Measurable phosphorus reduction at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant is one step closer to reality – a success made possible by committed citizens speaking up for change. 

On Feb. 9, Winnipeg’s Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment recommended funding for interim chemical phosphorus removal at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). 

The committee decision comes as a follow-up to an October 2019 Winnipeg City Council motion which directed department staff to test interim phosphorus removal options, report back to the...

A group photo of all the people and children who participated in the Victoria Beach Walk for Water event in 2017, with the children holding a banner that says we love Lake Winnipeg.

As individuals and as a group, citizens have great power to influence change. Decision-makers take note when people speak up for water; individually and collectively, our voices matter. Using our voices is an effective tool to influence policy, encourage action and hold governments accountable.

Now is an important time for freshwater advocacy. LWF has been engaging with all levels of crown government to push for evidence-based solutions to reduce phosphorus loading across the watershed.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to – and how you can help us speak up for Lake Winnipeg.

At the...

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