Update 2: Presentations on Bill 24 have been rescheduled; the committee will now meet on Monday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Update: The Standing Committee on Social and Economic Development is set to meet on Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26 to hear public presentations on Bill 24. LWF has registered to present. We urge all our supporters to contact their MLAs in advance of these meetings.
In March 2017, the provincial government announced plans to lift restrictions preventing the expansion of Manitoba’s hog industry, a move that would enable new and expanded barns to be built...
Another busy summer is coming to a close. As always, we had a great time visiting lakeside communities, taking part in events (and hosting our own!) and meeting the many supporters whose passion and commitment drive our foundation and make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible. Here are just a few shots from the 2017 summer season.
WOW. Victoria Beach broke its own record with 181 walkers participating in this year's event! Together, these passionate lake-lovers raised a whopping $21,696 - and the pledges are still pouring in! We are so very grateful for the amazing community support. Way to go, VB!
We all have the power to make a difference for our waters, says LWF’s executive director, Alexis.
Every year (and especially during our busy summertime) we are privileged to have the opportunity to connect with people who are taking action for the health of our lakes and rivers. Thank you to all our supporters for inspiring us with your passion and commitment. You are making solutions possible.
A big thank you to lake-lovers from the community of Dunnottar who braved the heat to take part in our 2017 Walk for Water. Together, we raised $5,384 (and counting!) in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg!
Now an annual event, Beats on the Beach 2017 is just around the corner! Join with other lake-lovers at Saffies General Store in Albert Beach on Friday. Aug. 12 and be entertained by a free concert featuring muisc from Fever Rose, Jordan Yarish, and Mama G and the Majors. Don’t forget to treat your sweet tooth, as well, with Saffies tempting dessert auction. Delicious pies, cakes, cookies and homemade jams will be up for bid - with all money raised donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation!
Celebrate Lake Winnipeg at our newest summer fundraising event!
Lake Bash 2017 takes place on Friday, Aug. 18 at Farmers Hall, a recently restored community dance hall just outside town. This not-to-be-missed evening event will feature:
Delicious Lake Winnipeg pickerel and all the fixings from our friends at The Pickerel Rig
Live music from country rocker Leanne Pearson (performing a special acoustic set), grandfather-grandson guitar-and-fiddle duo Peter & Keenan Karish, and the Vezina Family Band, a multi-generational, old-time country band from Stoney Point, Manitoba
On July 24, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the federal government will invest $25.7 million in the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program, which is part of the $70.5-million funding allocated for freshwater protection in Budget 2017.
The Lake Winnipeg Basin Program will focus on three priorities, according to ECCC’s press release:
Reducing nutrient pollution
Enhancing collaboration to protect freshwater quality throughout the Lake Winnipeg basin
Strengthening collaborative-governance opportunities and supporting enhanced engagement of Indigenous...
This summer we're celebrating cottage life with a vintage photo exhibit curated by you!
Lake Winnipeg Memories launches July 3 at The Beach Exchange, located across the street from Saffies General Store in Albert Beach. Take a trip down memory lane and join in opening up the space.You'll be able to browse through photos and stories from around the lake and hear about our summer events that will be taking place in the area throughout the summer.