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The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is proud to once again offer its support to the Gimli Film Festival by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson. 

Filmed across the Indian sub-continent in 2013, Monsoon introduces viewers to an array of individuals whose lives are entwined with the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is monsoon season. With stunning imagery and compelling storytelling, it captures the timelessness and rich human drama of our engagement with the natural world...

We’re thrilled to announce our latest fundraiser: a gorgeous new necklace, courtesy of local jeweller Hilary Druxman!

Designed as part of her popular philanthropic collection in celebration of our 10th anniversary, this handcrafted sterling silver necklace was inspired by the unique natural beauty of driftwood. Wear it on its own or as the perfect companion piece to our signature shell necklace. (It also makes a great gift!)

Each purchase supports LWF’s mission to protect the health of Lake Winnipeg, now and for future generations. Get your necklace at LWF outreach events this summer and at...

A picture is worth a thousand words - and we want to share them all with you on Instagram!

If you're active on this popular social network, follow us @SaveLakeWpg for photos, graphics and interesting information about our great lake - and our efforts to protect it.

This summer, be sure to check out #LoveLakeWpg; we'll be using this hashtag on all our networks (including our Facebook and Twitter accounts) to keep you updated on our events and activities.

See you online!

This June, your online support could turn into a $10,000 donation to LWF!

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is a new initiative from CanadaHelps and GIV3, the co-founders of GivingTuesday Canada. The goal is to give Canadians the chance to help their favourite charities and demonstrate the power of giving through social networks.

How it works: Starting June 1, 2015, every dollar donated to LWF in the month of June through Canada Helps (minimum $3 donation required) will automatically earn us the chance to win a $10,000 donation!

In the spirit of giving, we want to offer our supporters the...

LWF has awarded a total of $39,000 to seven projects as part of its ongoing Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program.

Projects supported by LWF’s spring 2015 grants include:

  • Brokenhead Wetland Monitoring and Restoration Planning: a project facilitated by the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) that will enhance and restore the Brokenhead Wetland in Manitoba on Lake Winnipeg, and build the capacity of the local community to conduct wetland monitoring.
  • OPEN Water: an educational initiative of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society that will see an innovative Lake...

The Lake Winnipeg Foundation is thrilled to announce that Dr. Pascal Badiou has been chosen to receive the 2014 Alexander Bajkov Award.

Named in memory of pioneering fisheries biologist Alexander Bajkov (1894 – 1955), this award was created by LWF in 2008. It is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Bajkov’s dedication to the understanding of Lake Winnipeg, and who demonstrates outstanding efforts to protect and restore the health of the lake and its watershed. Past recipients have included scientists, politicians, educators and journalists.

A graduate of the University of...

Join us for our 2015 Annual General Meeting!

  • Tuesday, May 5th, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave (lower level), Winnipeg
  • Please use Rupert Ave entrance (paid parking is available in the lot directly across the street; metered street parking is also available)

Our AGM offers the opportunity to renew your membership for 2015/16, connect with other lake-lovers and learn more about LWF's ongoing work.

This year's event will include:

  • Membership votes on our audited 2014 financial statements and a special resolution, plus the election of new directors
  • The announcement of our spring...

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with an evening of education and insight!

Join the Lake Winnipeg Foundation for a moderated panel discussion about the complex challenges facing our great lake – and the emerging opportunities for shared solutions.

  • Wednesday, April 22
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • St. Mary’s Road United Church, 613 St. Mary’s Rd
  • Free admission

Lake Winnipeg’s health is struggling: large, frequent algae blooms; climate-change-driven floods that wash nutrients into waterways; the recent discovery of zebra mussels. The challenge facing the 10th largest freshwater lake in world is a “wicked problem...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re on the hunt for extraordinary event planners, social media gurus and marketing geniuses with a passion for the environment.

LWF is creating an applicant pool for two term positions:

  • Summer Outreach Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of LWF’s Lake-a-thon fundraising events.
     
  • Summer Communications Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff in the creation and dissemination of communications related to online and in-person...

March 16 to 20 was Canada Water Week, an annual celebration of water from coast to coast to coast, held in advance of World Water Day on March 22. Inspired by this year’s national theme, Know Your H20, LWF created an interactive, week-long challenge to highlight the connection between urban water and the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Follow Your Water, Winnipeg, kicked off last Monday morning where Winnipeg’s Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet. We placed a sign with our distinctive LWF logo at Oodena Celebration Circle, then asked participants to find it and take an “LWFelfie” with it.

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