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You’re invited to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting, taking place on Tuesday April 26, 2016, at 7 p.m., at FortWhyte Alive (1961 McCreary Rd in Winnipeg).

At this year’s AGM, we’re excited to feature an innovative project we’ve undertaken in partnership with Native Plant Solutions, the University of Manitoba and FortWhyte Alive. Last summer, these partners developed and tested “floating cattail bioplatforms,” a living water treatment tool that has the potential to remove phosphorus from lakes and wastewater lagoons. Our partners at Native Plant Solutions will be...

Fresh water matters to us, and we know it matters to our members and supporters.

In the lead-up to Manitoba’s election, we wanted to learn more about how parties and candidates plan to address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg.

We sent the following five questions to each party’s headquarters. We also reached out to all Manitoba candidates with an accessible email address.

Question 1

Whole-lake studies on Lake 227 at Canada’s Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) over multiple decades demonstrate that phosphorus controls the growth of blue-green algae blooms. This research has driven important...

We first met some of the young water champions from Strathmillan Elementary School when we presented last year to a particularly enthusiastic Grade 4 class. Inspired by what they learned about Lake Winnipeg, these students went on to collaborate on a series of watercolour paintings, write letters to local politicians and organize a successful fundraiser for LWF.

One of the beautiful paintings created by Strathmillan students last year.

Fast forward to this year, and the entire K to 5 school has rallied into action!

Strathmillan has chosen “water” as its 2016 educational theme – and LWF as a...

Manitoba’s election campaign has officially begun – and Lake Winnipeg needs to be on the agenda.

Over the past three decades, excess phosphorus has increased the growth of harmful algae blooms which are contaminating beaches, reducing water quality, and threatening local industries and communities.

It’s time for all of us to get involved as citizens living in a democracy in which the collective voice of the people influences the laws of the land.

It’s time to speak out for Lake Winnipeg.

What we’re doing:

To help voters make an informed decision when casting a ballot on April. 19, we’re...

Are you a full-time student looking for summer work before returning to school in the fall? We’re on the hunt for extraordinary event planners, social media superstars and marketing geniuses with a passion for the environment.

LWF is creating an applicant pool for two term positions:

  • Summer Outreach Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff and volunteers in the planning, promotion and delivery of outreach and fundraising events.
  • Digital Communications Coordinator: This person will assist LWF staff in the creation and dissemination of online content related to the promotion of LWF...

This raffle is open to all residents of Manitoba except for the following individuals and all immediate family residing in the same household: LWF staff members; members of LWF’s board of directors; concert emcee.

Tickets must be purchased and mailed within the province of Manitoba.

Only tickets that have been paid for and/or verified as paid for are eligible for the draw.

All ticket purchases are final and refunds are not available.

A total of 1,200 tickets have been printed: 300 individual tickets that will be sold for $5 each and 900 tickets that will be sold in sets of three for...

Update: Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle winners!

Congratulations to the winners of our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle:

1st prize: Brandon Bertram (Ticket #0552)
2nd prize: Michael Paterson (Ticket #0331)
3rd prize: Alma Sigurdson (Ticket #0515)

Thank you for supporting the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle!

Created as part of our collaborative fundraising project, Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, this is your chance to win amazing prizes and support LWF!


1st prize: Custom-built acoustic bass guitar with soft case...


Dear LWF supporter,

Thank you for your support over the past year. As our network grows, so too does our ability to speak out for the health of Lake Winnipeg. We look forward to accomplishing even more together in the new year!

Classic Lake Winnipeg folk songs get a musical makeover

We’re excited to announce a creative new fundraiser for LWF!

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton singer-songwriter Sol Sigurdson’s 1970 cult classic, The Lake Winnipeg Fisherman, reimagined by contemporary Manitoba musicians DJ Co-op, Mise en Scene, Scott Nolan and John K. Samson, and Jess Reimer.

Produced by John K. Samson, former frontman of acclaimed Winnipeg band The Weakerthans, this limited-edition four-song EP will be released on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at an exclusive benefit concert in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre (WECC). As an expression of our thanks – and in celebration of LWF’s 10-year anniversary – all audience members in attendance will receive free copies!

Concert tickets are on sale now, available through the West End Cultural Centre’s box office and LWF.

Last-minute holiday gift ideas

Still looking for the perfect gift? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!

From limited-edition vintage fine art prints to gorgeous sterling-silver necklaces to tickets to our upcoming benefit concert, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Or, consider making a donation to LWF in honour of someone special – you’ll be making a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible and you’ll receive a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.

Contact us today to arrange for purchase and pick up of gifts that make a difference.

Giving Tuesday 2015: an update

Thank you to everyone who joined the global giving movement on Dec. 1!

Because of the enthusiasm of LWF members and supporters who helped spread the word about Giving Tuesday 2015 and/or donated to our campaign via our special online donation page or through other channels, we came within $200 of our $2,000 goal! We truly appreciate your generosity.

Season’s greetings

LWF’s office will close for the holidays on Dec. 24 at noon. We will reopen on Jan. 4, 2016.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year,

The LWF team

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Update: Tickets for our Love, Lake Winnipeg raffle are on sale now! Only $5 each (or three for $10), they offer another way to support LWF - and a chance to win amazing prizes. We'll also be selling tickets at our Jan. 14 benefit show. The draw will be that night but you don't have to be at the concert to win. Good luck!

Almost 50 years after they were first recorded to vinyl, folk songs documenting life on Lake Winnipeg are being given new life – and new purpose.

Love, Lake Winnipeg: A tribute to the songs of Sol Sigurdson, is a collaborative project featuring select tracks from Riverton...


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