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2021

Sept. 30, also known as Orange Shirt Day, was recently declared a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

As a non-Indigenous organization working on Indigenous territories, LWF recognizes the importance of taking this day to learn about and reflect on Canada’s dark colonial history, and to listen and acknowledge the truths and devastating impacts that Indian Residential Schools had and continue to have on First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and communities.

Reconciliation cannot happen without meaningful dialogue between Indigenous and non...

In the leadup to Canada’s election, we sent three questions to Manitoba candidates to better understand their commitments to Lake Winnipeg.

Here's what we learned.


Surprisingly, only nine* candidates responded to our request. You can review their commitments below, by clicking on the candidates' names. 

Conservative Party of Canada

James Bezan, Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman

Green Party of Canada

Greg Boettcher, Winnipeg South

Janine Gibson, Provencher

Doug Hemmerling, Winnipeg South Centre

Ralph McLean, Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

Laurent Poliquin, Saint Boniface-Saint Vital

Liberal Party of Canada...

Despite decades of government commitments, Lake Winnipeg’s health continues to decline. 

In the leadup to Canada’s election on Sept. 20, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective are reminding federal candidates that promises are not enough. It’s time for immediate action that generates measurable results. 

WHAT WE’RE DOING: 

Together, LWF and LWIC have released a plan for federal action: Five Things the Federal Government Must Do for Lake Winnipeg. This road map identifies specific, concrete actions achievable in less than five years to achieve real impact for...

From all of us at LWF, thank you to everyone who took part in our 2021 summer event season, whether in person or online! While continuing to navigate ongoing public health challenges, we were excited for the opportunity to once again connect with citizens who share our love and concern for Lake Winnipeg. 


Photo: South Basin Photoworks

Bike to the Beach returned for a second year, surpassing all expectations and raising more than $118,000 for Lake Winnipeg! Thank you to the 53 cyclists who took on this challenge with gusto, to the many volunteers and community partners who helped with logistics...

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...

[collapsed title="What is Bike to the Beach?"]Bike to the Beach is a fundraising group bike ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF.[/collapsed]

[collapsed title="Do I need to pre-register to participate in the ride?"]You will be considered registered once you’ve (1) set up your personal fundraising page on the CanadaHelps Bike to the Beach 2021 online campaign page and (2) signed all required waivers. *Please note, due to the current public health situation, we are limiting the number of participating riders. All participants must first be approved by organizers...

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...

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...

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