Save Lake Winnipeg

Save the Lake is an annual fundraiser to raise funds to maintain a clean and healthy Lake Winnipeg. Each year we raise funds for Research and advocacy. All proceeds go to the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

Save the lake in support of Lake Winnipeg

Save the lake in support of Lake Winnipeg

Save the Lake Fundraiser and Fish Fry was created by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District to give their members a vehicle to show their love and concern for the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. Both clubs are committed to hosting an annual fundraiser to support the lake. In addition to the annual fundraiser the clubs have created an endowment fund through the West Shore Community Foundaton and the Winnipeg Foundation to establish a fund within the Westshore Community Foundation called the Save the Lake Endowment Fund.


EACH YEAR ...

7,900 tonnes of phosphorus enter the lake, but only ...
2,400 leave through its outlet, resulting in ...
5,500 tonnes of net phosphorus loading annually

Purpose

The purpose of this Fund is to support organizations whose purpose and whose advocacy, research and educational activities aim to scientifically measure, protect, sustain and rejuvenate Lake Winnipeg and the Lake Winnipeg watershed ecosystem. Initially, earnings distributions from this Fund will be given equally to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC) Inc.

THE LAKE WINNIPEG HEALTH PLAN

We support the Lake Winnipeg Foundations 8 actions to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms.

1. KEEPING WATER ON THE LAND
Wetlands are diverse ecosystems that keep our water clean by filtering out excess phosphorus. Protecting Manitoba’s threatened wetlands will protect the health of Lake Winnipeg.

2. CONSERVING THE BOREAL FOREST
Teeming with life, Manitoba’s boreal forest supplies some of Lake Winnipeg’s cleanest water. Keeping our forest intact and healthy will safeguard the source water that flows into our great lake.

3. SETTING THE STANDARD FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT
It’s time to take responsibility for our waste. The water we use to flush our toilets ends up in Lake Winnipeg. State-of-the-art treatment systems can ensure it’s clean when it gets there.

4. MONITORING OUR WATERWAYS
Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for potentially harmful algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg – but in order to take effective action on phosphorus reduction, we must fully understand how, when and from where phosphorus is reaching Lake Winnipeg.

5. MANAGING OUR SHORELINES
Healthy shorelines are our last line of defence when it comes to protecting our lake. Working together will help us find the right balance between development and protection.

6. PROMOTING AGRICULTURAL WATER STEWARDSHIP
Healthy farms and healthy lakes go hand in hand. We need to keep phosphorus on our fields – and out of our lake – by encouraging choices that are good for both our land and our water.

7. INVESTING IN A CLEAN WATER ECONOMY
Smart policies and innovative technologies can save Lake Winnipeg and other threatened ecosystems around the world. It’s time to create new opportunities by exporting made-in-Manitoba solutions.

8. TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
Clean fresh water is a precious resource. Our individual choices will be the legacy we leave our children. Let’s stop pointing fingers and do what’s needed so that future generations can enjoy Lake Winnipeg.



Save the lake Fish fry - June 27, 2021

Our Annual Save The Lake Fish Fry

Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are keeping to strict social distancing. Meals are meant to be picked up and eaten elsewhere. Meals are to be picked up at the Gimli Yacht Club.

We are only selling 12 meals per 15 minute block. You can buy as many as you like for your family. 

Kids meals are not available - Ask for an extra plate and meals can be split.

Save The Lake Fish Fry
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$20.00
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get your save the lake merchandise

  • Save the lake - Hoodies
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    $50.00
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  • Save the Lake T-Shirts
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    $15.00
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  • Save the Lake Mask
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    $10.00
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Save The Lake Auction

This Auction help our organization out to save Lake Winnipeg

Bid today at our Auction