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What is Walk for Water?  


Walk for Water is a grassroots fundraising walk in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg. These family-friendly, pledged walks take place each year in various lakeside communities.  


How long has Walk for Water been happening?  


The first Walk for Water event took place in 2007 in Matlock. Other lakeside communities began organizing their own walks soon after. In 2022, one Walk for Water is taking place in Victoria Beach.  


Do I need to pre-register?  


No. If you plan to walk in the event, simply arrive at the designated check-in time and volunteers will assist you then. If you...

Join together with other lake-lovers this summer and support solutions for Lake Winnipeg! Our annual fundraiser returns to Victoria Beach for 2022 – and once again, the entire family-friendly event will take place outdoors, starting at the Village Green Stage.  

We hope to see you there! 

Date: Sunday, August 7
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’re encouraging participants to bring completed pledge forms and all collected donations to the walk on Aug. 7. You can also donate in person as part of check-in...

August 7, 2022 10:00 am

As an environmental organization working in Indigenous territories, and as treaty people, LWF recognizes our obligation to actively practice reconciliation. To us, this work must include amplifying Indigenous voices, respecting Indigenous knowledge and affirming Indigenous rights.  

In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reconciliation reading club. Our goal is to equip LWF and LWIC staff with knowledge, terminology and perspectives that will help us integrate actions of reconciliation and antiracism within our professional work and...

What is Bike to the Beach? 

Bike to the Beach is an annual fundraising group bike ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF. 


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 2022 online campaign page and (2) signed all required waivers. *Please note, we are continuing to limit the number of participating riders. All participants must first be approved by organizers.* 


Is there a fee to register? 
All riders are to raise (or personally...

Building on the record-breaking success of 2021’s Bike to the Beach, cyclists will once again challenge themselves to pedal from Winnipeg to Victoria Beach on Aug. 5 in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg! 

We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of encouragement and community spirit last year, and are excited to build on that momentum in advance of this year’s fundraising ride. We hope you can join us in supporting these determined cyclists in their efforts! 

Visit the Bike to the Beach 2022 online campaign page to donate directly to the ride, or to donate to a specific rider through their...

August 5, 2022 12:00 am to 11:55 pm

Fresh water in Canada was promised $100 million/year for 10 years in the Liberal Party election platform.

A little over six months later, the federal budget delivered only $19.6 million for a single year.

Just last month, we released a federal report card on Lake Winnipeg. In our review of the past year’s progress, we assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program in Budget 2022, as part of a larger federal Freshwater Action Plan.

That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F with yesterday’s federal budget release. Not only is the funding...

Join us online on Wednesday, May 18 for our 2022 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that provides the opportunity for LWF members from across the watershed to connect.

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 20 and May 16.

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2022 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below.

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom...

Update: The federal budget was released on April 7 – and the freshwater funding announced within it is shockingly lower than the government’s election commitment. Our report card had assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F. What does the future hold for regional water-protection initiatives across Canada? Read our Budget 2022 reaction to learn more.

On World Water Day (March 22), LWF and our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) are releasing a report card which grades the...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re hiring for a Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant! 

This full-time term position will support the planning and delivery of in-person and online outreach and fundraising events, and will also be involved in the implementation of new digital asset management software. 

This will be a primarily remote work placement with occasional office visits as needed, subject to change. You can read the full job description below: 

Summer Events and Digital Administrative Assistant

If you’re...

LWF is hiring a summer student term position to support community-based monitoring activities!

The Field and Data Technician will be responsible for supporting the field and data management activities of the Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network.  

This placement will be primarily located remotely and in our Winnipeg office, with some field work in rural Manitoba. Appropriate health and safety precautions will be taken at all times.

Read the full job description here:

If you’re passionate about the environment, and love playing around with data, apply to join...


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