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2015

Maude Barlow Walk for Water Dunnottar

Photo credit: Wolfgang Schmidt

We’re pleased to welcome Maude Barlow to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place this coming Sunday, July 26.

Perhaps best-known as the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Barlow also chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch, is a board member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is also a co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, an organization that promotes water justice based on the principles that water is a human right...

Hardcore Paddleboard SUP CUP

SUP CUP returns! Our friends at The Hardcore Surf & Paddleboard Company are once again hosting a series of stand-up paddleboard races at beautiful Grand Beach – and donating proceeds raised to LWF!

Join in the fun on Saturday, Aug. 8. There’s an event for everyone – from novice to elite, and special kids’ races, too! ​We'll be there all day to cheer on participatnts and share information about Lake Winnipeg.

Check here for more information as it becomes available.

Gimli Film Festival Monsoon

Photo courtesy of monsoonmovie.com

We're proud to once again offer our support to the Gimli Film Festival by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson.

Part road movie, part drama, Monsoon introduces viewers to the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is the monsoon, a vast weather system that permeates and unifies the varied culture of India. Presented in a historic lakeside community on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, this film offers festival-goers the perfect opportunity to reflect on local freshwater...

Monsoon Gimli Film Festival

Photo courtesy of monsoonmovie.com

We're proud to once again offer our support to the Gimli Film Festival by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from multiple award-winning Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson.

Part road movie, part drama, Monsoon introduces viewers to the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is the monsoon, a vast weather system that permeates and unifies the varied culture of India. Presented in a historic lakeside community on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, this film offers festival-goers the perfect opportunity to reflect on local freshwater...

Join us at the beach in Gimli on Friday, July 24!

In celebration of the 2015 Gimli Film Festival, we'll be taking part in the RBC Beach Boardwalk from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., along with the good folks involved with RBC's Blue Water Project. Stop by our table to say hello and learn more about our efforts to restore and protect our great lake!

Make sure to stick around for the free RBC sunset screenings: Friday night is a double-header; Monty Python and the Holy Grail will kick things off at 10 p.m., followed up by a midnight screening of Alien!

On Saturday. July 25, the Village of Dunnottar in partnership with the East Interlake Conservation District and Community Futures East Interlake, will be hosting a water awareness day.

LWF is proud to be a sponsor of this event, which will feature displays and demonstrations, fun activities for kids – and special guest keynote speaker, Canadian water advocate Maude Barlow! (In addition to being the keynote speaker, Maude will be taking part in our Dunnottar Walk for Water the following day, July 26.)

Head down to the Matlock Recreation Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’ll be there all day...

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, August 14 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

Continuing what has become an annual tradition, multi-instrumentalist and founder of C. F. Casey Guitars Fred Casey is performing a series of summer guitar concerts and donating all money raised to LWF! Head to the Whytewold Emporium on Friday, July 17 to check out this talented musician and his efforts in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!

Leanne Pearson

We’re thrilled to welcome local country rocker Leanne Pearson to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place on Sunday, July 26.

Pearson is quickly making a name for herself; her catchy 2013 single, Get Outta My Heart, hit Top 48 on the Canadian country music charts, and her follow-up single, The Only Thing, hit Top 90. Leanne has headlined countless shows across Manitoba and opened for many heavy hitters. She was a part of Dauphin’s 2014 Countryfest lineup and recently returned as a part of the 2015 lineup. Her current single, Worth Fighting For, was released in January and is...

 

Dear LWF supporter,

Walk for Water 2015

Our annual Lake-a-thon fundraising campaign heats up every summer with the arrival of our signature Walk for Water, the largest grassroots funding event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. These family-friendly community walks are a great way to be part of the solution – and have some fun, too!

This season, walks will be taking place in Dunnottar (July 26), Gimli (Aug. 9) and Victoria Beach (Aug. 9).

You can participate in two ways:

  • As a walker: Download and print our pledge form (or pick one up at a participating location near you), then collect pledges from the lake-lovers in your life. New this year, you can let us know you’re coming by pre-registering your attendance. Bring your completed pledge form and the money you raised to one of our events.
  • As a pledger: Donate to someone you know or to Walk for Water in general. Your support will help sustain our ongoing work to restore and protect the health of our great lake.

Make sure to check out our website for more information about all of our Walk for Water 2015 events, including helpful tips and constantly updated details about the amazing prizes to be won and other special treats.

Indigenous collaboration

Lake health and the social and economic health of communities is intrinsically linked. LWF is pleased to have been given the opportunity to help foster the development of an Indigenous voice for Lake Winnipeg. We’ve been partnering with Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON), Norway House Cree Nation (NHCN) and other communities to facilitate the creation of the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC), which will bring a much-needed perspective to ongoing water stewardship efforts.

So far, LWF has assisted with the coordination of three gatherings; the most recent of which took place on June 2 and 3, bringing together representatives from nine First Nations. It’s been exciting to witness LWIC’s evolution, and we remain committed to supporting its members as they begin working towards the collective’s mission: “to seek healthy and equitable solutions for our waters and our people from the diverse communities who have a relationship with Manitoba’s sacred great lake.”

We’re on Instagram!

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 facts about our great lake.

Bringing India’s monsoon season to the Gimli Film Festival

We’re proud to once again support the Gimli Film Festival (running this year from July 22 to 26) by sponsoring the 2015 screenings of Monsoon, a feature documentary from Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson that introduces viewers to the beautiful/terrible spectacle that is India’s monsoon season.

This powerful film offers festival-goers the perfect opportunity to reflect on local freshwater issues and get engaged in the protection of one of Earth’s most precious natural resources.

We hope to see you at the lake this summer,

The LWF team

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