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2015

Winnipeg Beach's Boardwalk Days take place July 17 to 19. Look for our table on Saturday, July 18 - we'll be sharing information about our great lake and tips on how you can help protect it.

Monsoon Gimli Film Festival

Photo courtesy of monsoonmovie.com

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...

Join us in Grand Marais on July 8 for an afternoon of education and conversation!

  • Learn about the root causes of harmful algae blooms
  • Touch real zebra mussels and find out how to stop their spread
  • Get practical tips on how you can be part of the solution
  • Explore the Lake Winnipeg Aquarium and the new East Beaches Heritage Wing 

When: Wednesday, July 8, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Grand Marais Community Central; 36058 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12, Grand Marais, MB

Free admission - all lake-lovers welcome!

Walk for Water 2015 Victoria Beach

Join us on Sunday, August 9, for Walk for Water 2015 in Victoria Beach!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!

Location: Victoria Beach Clubhouse
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km and 2.5 km options

  • Pre-register online here to help us plan for success.
  • Download pledge forms here and start collecting money.
  • Get more helpful tips here.

Update: We've lined up some great...

Walk for Water 2015 Gimli

Join us on Sunday, August 9, for Walk for Water 2015 in Gimli!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!

Location: Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre, Gimli Harbour
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km

  • Pre-register online here to help us plan for success.
  • Download pledge forms here and start collecting money.
  • Get more helpful tips here.

Update: We've got some amazing prizes lined...

Walk for Water 2015 Dunnottar


Join us on Sunday,July 26, for Walk for Water 2015 in Dunnottar!

Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. Taking place in several lakeside communities, it's a great way to be a part of the solution — and a fun way to spend a day at the lake!

Location: Dunnottar Community Club
Registration: 9:15 a.m.; Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Distance: 5 km

  • Pre-register online here to help us plan for success.
  • Download pledge forms here and start collecting money.
  • Get more helpful tips here.

Update: We're thrilled to welcome two celebrity participants...

Paddlefest 2015

Join us at FortWhyte Alive on Sunday, June 7 for MEC's Paddlefest!

This event is free and we'll be there all day. Get informed about local water issues, meet other paddlers and learn valuable skills that will help you out this season.

Come by our table to say hi, and find out how we're working to keep our shared waters healthy.

See you there!

Great Canadian Giving Challenge

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...
Alexander Bajkov, Lake Winnipeg Foundation

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...

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