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Photo: A young lake-lover interacts with our watershed model at the 2017 Family Fun Day

Heading out to the lake for the Canada Day long weekend? We’ll be at Charlie Wall Park on Sunday, July 1, for the Hillside Beach Community Association’s Family Fun Day! This free event will feature races for all ages, prizes, a BBQ as well as Canada Day cupcakes!

Stop by our table to chat about our work to improve the health of our shared waters, pick up free educational material and purchase some of our unique fundraising products.

Join us in cheering on Alex Martin as he begins his 1,750 km trip along Lake Winnipeg’s shoreline. This passionate, 18-year-old kayaker is spending two months of his summer paddling to promote water stewardship and the recreational merit of the lake.

Alex’s launch will take place at Grand Marais Point, in Grand Beach Provincial Park – all are invtied to meet at 10 a.m. on the beach in front of Parking Lot 1, just after the gate entrance while driving down Highway 12.

You can follow Alex’s progress on his website, lakewinnipegcircumnavigation.com, and on the Lake Winnipeg Circumnavigation...

Join us at the Gimli Yacht Club from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 for the very first Save the Lake Fundraiser in support of LWF!

The Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District and the Gimli Yacht Club have put together a family-friendly event with something for everyone, including:

  • Educational presentations: Starting at 11 a.m., listen to Dr. Alexis Kanu, LWF Executive Director, speak on “Citizen Science, Citizen Advocacy and Citizen Action” and Dr. Al Kristofferson, Managing Director of the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium speak on “The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium’s role in...

“The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.” – Anonymous

Winnipeg endurance athlete John Sawchuk is swimming, cycling and running his way to his 70th birthday – all while raising funds for LWF!

John’s goal is to complete 777 kilometres of swimming, biking and running in 28 days, beginning on July 26 and ending on August 21, his birthday.

He’s also using this challenge to support LWF and hopes to raise $7,777 in donations.

“In tackling my endurance challenge, I hope that others reflect on their own health and fitness and what can be done to maintain and improve it...

Update: Alex successfully launched from Grand Beach on June 27 and is map tracking his progress. See where he is by clicking here.

Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is about to embark on an epic summer adventure.

Alex will be attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.


Alex Martin (photo: Garrett Fache)

Alex is an experienced wilderness paddler who has travelled internationally to kayak. Alex has...

The RM of Victoria Beach was one of eight included in a 2017 study of south basin real estate. Photo: Paul Mutch

A 2017 study commissioned by LWF confirms that Lake Winnipeg property values make significant contributions to Manitoba’s economy.

Conducted by Scatliff + Miller + Murray and BW Ferguson & Associates, the analysis considered residential and cottage properties around the lake’s south basin, extending south from Riverton on the west side and south from Victoria Beach on the east side. Roughly bounded by Highways 8 and 59, the study area encompassed portions of eight rural...

LWF has awarded a total of $16,750 to five Manitoba-based projects dedicated to improving local water quality. Projects include two water-monitoring programs, educational signage for an innovative wetland project, consultations with local producers on water-storage initiatives and a new resource for wastewater treatment facility operators.

“Thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters, our grants program is investing in real-world solutions for Manitoba’s lakes and rivers,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director.  “It’s our privilege to be able to channel the passion and concern...

In the lead up to Earth Day 2018, join LWF’s executive director and others for what will surely be an informative and interesting panel discussion!

When: Saturday, April 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: John Black Memorial United Church, 898 Henderson Highway

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Alexis Kanu, Executive Director, Lake Winnipeg Foundation
  • Dr. Scott Higgins, Research Scientist, International Institute for Sustainable Development - Experimental Lakes Area
  • Dr. Eva Pip, Retired Biology Professor, University of Winnipeg

The event will be moderated by Hon. Terry Duguid, MP - Winnipeg South, who will also be...

LWF’s education program assists teachers to engage students on water stewardship issues and inspire youth action. We offer in-class presentations and funding for water-related learning, plus opportunities to collaborate with individual educators and/or schools on more customized partnerships and initiatives.

We are excited to launch a new resource for music educators, in recognition that water can be explored beyond the science curriculum.

Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg, is an original song co-written by Rod Palson and Lorne Martin, residents of Riverton and Husavik, Manitoba, respectively...

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Activities you can do at home

Our Let's Learn series offers family-friendly educational activities and resources to help exercise your brain while keeping the kids entertained. Each post has a different theme related to Lake Winnipeg and offers different types of resources and activities including colouring sheets, activity pages, videos, interactive online activites and experiments you can do at home. Let's Learn about Lake Winnipeg!

Let's Learn: Lake Winnipeg Watershed
Let's Learn: Water Pollution
Let's Learn: Road Salt
Let's Learn: Clouds
Let's Learn: Hiking

Water stewardship and Manitoba K...

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