Looking for a holiday gift that keeps on giving? Our fundraising efforts include product sales!
For nature-lovers, gardeners or local art history buffs, we’ve got vintage limited-edition wood engraving prints, created by Henry Eric Bergman (1893-1958) and generously donated to us by this accomplished artist’s descendants.
Featuring plants found within Lake Winnipeg’s watershed, these prints are a great addition to any home or cottage. Each costs $80 and comes mounted on an 8 x 10, acid-free, archival mat – all that’s missing is the frame. Even better – 100% of proceeds...
For generations, Lake Winnipeg has given us so much. On Dec. 1, let’s give something back.
Occurring on the first Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday – immediately after the sales frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate and support charities.
We’ve set ourselves an ambitious 2015 goal: raise $2,000 in 24 hours.
We’ve also created a special online donation page that makes giving even easier. (It’s already live, should you prefer to join those who have already begun the celebration.)
Looking to leverage the impact of your gift? On Dec. 1, online donations made through CanadaHelps.org or GivingTuesday.ca using Interac Online will be matched* up to $25 per donation!
Starting today and for the rest of the week, we’ll be using our website, along with our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, to celebrate some of the people who are helping make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by giving to LWF: People like Pam and Rob, who made a donation to LWF in lieu of guest favours at their wedding; Ella, whose connection to Lake Winnipeg spans nine decades; and Gabby and Eddie, two elementary students whose efforts have inspired their entire school to take action.
These passionate supporters share a commitment to being part of the solution. We hope their stories will inspire you to get involved, too.
Thank you for your continued interest in the health of Lake Winnipeg,
The LWF team
* Matching dollars will be granted on a first come first served basis, starting at 8 a.m. CT and continuing up to a maximum total of $10,000 in matching dollars.
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Update: Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Giving Tuesday 2015 and helped raised $1,583! We are humbled and inspired by your generosity. Together, we will continue speaking out for the health of our lake!
Dec. 1 is Giving Tuesday – a global day to give back – and this year, we’ve set ourselves an ambitious goal: raise $2,000 in 24 hours.
We’re spending this week celebrating people who are helping make a healthy Lake Winnipeg possible by giving to LWF, adding a new story each day. We hope their passion for our great lake will inspire you to get involved, too.
This zebra-mussel-encrusted rock was found on Sept. 26, 2015 near Balsam Harbour (Photo: Greg Armstrong).
Oct. 26, 2015, Winnipeg – Zebra mussels continue to spread in Lake Winnipeg. Adult mussels and their microscopic larvae (known as veligers) have been detected throughout the south basin of the lake and in the Red River. More recently, the invasive species has also been discovered in the north basin of Lake Winnipeg and in Cedar Lake, just west of Lake Winnipeg.
Today, Manitoba’s Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced that the province plans to double its...
Fresh water matters to us, and we know it matters to our members and supporters.
In the lead-up to Canada’s election, we wanted to learn more about how federal parties and candidates plan to address the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg.
We sent four questions – focused on solutions for Lake Winnipeg – to all Manitoba candidates representing the four federal parties running a full slate. We also contacted each party’s national headquarters.
Canada currently has an $88 billion water infrastructure deficit (Our Living Waters Call to Action for the Next Government of Canada...
This August, Manitobans were confronted with a graphic reminder of the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg when algae washed up on Hillside Beach.
Excessive phosphorus flowing into the lake from many different sources throughout its vast watershed is contributing to the increasing size and frequency of harmful algae blooms such as this one – but Lake Winnipeg is not the only water body in need of help.
Across the country, mounting pressures on rivers, lakes and streams are closing beaches, compromising drinking water supplies, impacting fisheries and undermining the health of aquatic ecosystems...
Ciclovia is part of ManyFest, the popular downtown street festival that’s taking place Sept. 11 to 13 on Broadway in Winnipeg. On Sunday, Sept. 13, leave the car at home and get active with cycling, fitness activities, music and more!
We’ll be set up all day on Block 1 (between Osborne St and Memorial Blvd). Come by our table to say hello and learn more about Lake Winnipeg and water stewardship. We’ll have a fun game for the kids and we’ll also be selling some of our unique fundraising products!
This summer was a busy one for LWF staff and volunteers; over the past few months, we’ve been connecting with lake-lovers at a variety of outreach and fundraising events throughout the province – from Paddlefest to Icelandicfest to our signature Walk for Water events, held this year in Dunnottar, Gimli and Victoria Beach. (Make sure to check out our community-specific photo galleries from those events here.) We’ve also been exploring the unique natural ecosystems that make Manitoba so special.
Just for fun, here’s a few of the shots we snapped along the way. We hope you had a wonderful summer...
Our Gimli Walk for Water took place on Aug. 9. Community members, cottagers and day-trippers alike came together to participate - and together, we raised $3,200 for LWF! Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our event so fun.