Gimli Yacht Club

Save the Lake

Thank you to all of you who so generously donated to Save the Lake. We had a tremendous event cooking over 95 pickerel dinners, raising $4,895 in our auction alone, selling over $2,000 in merchandise and receiving numerous donations to the Save the Lake Fund. As we tally our numbers we will let you know how we did.

Much thanks to our volunteers from the Kiwanis and the Gimli Yacht Club who worked so hard to make this event a fantastic success. Take a look at our website below as we still have some hoodies, T-Shirts and Masks for sale. If you want to be involved next year contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Organized by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District, this family-friendly fundraising event features education, fun and food – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

All proceeds raised will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium (LWRC).

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a socially distant Save the Lake Fundraiser on June 27th, 2021. Out of safety and concern for our GYC members, the Kiwanis, and the general public, we have created a virtual festival.

We will have merchandise, auction items, and our Fish Fry tickets all available online. The Fish Fry meals will be sold in 15 minute increments between 11:00am to 3:00pm to avoid lines. The meals will be available for pick up at the Kiwanis mobile kitchen in the front yard of the Gimli Yacht Club at your designated time. Unfortunately, they will have to be eaten offsite to ensure social distancing.

The auction will be open on June 15th and close at 3:00pm on June 27th. We have over 25 great auction items for you to bid on. Click the link and start bidding. We have a limited supply of great merchandise. Don’t delay as we will not be reordering our items.

The event has raised over $12,000 to promote the health of Lake Winnipeg, and it is committed to supporting The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and The Lake Winnipeg Foundation. Lake Winnipeg needs our voices to be heard. Hope to see you online to support this great cause.

Welcome to our annual Save The Lake fundraising event

On behalf of the Gimli Yacht Club, we so very much appreciate all who choose to join in on the fun.  We all love Lake Winnipeg and value the efforts being made to understand this amazing resource, and ensure its sustainability. I’d like to thank all of our volunteers, including Gimli Yacht Club members as well as our partners at Kiwanis of Gimli, for helping to make this year’s event a success.  See you on Sunday!

Adam Reeder
Commodore - Gimli Yacht Club

Testimonials

“ Hello folks and thank you all for the tremendous support you are providing for the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium. COVID-19 has affected us all worldwide, but the research on our beautiful Lake Winnipeg must continue, and with your support it will! Take care and stay safe!”

A.H. (Al) Kristofferson, Ph.D.
President and Managing Director
The Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium Inc.

The Kiwanis Club of Gimli and District is proud to partnership with The Gimli Yacht Club to fundraise and provide support to the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation. It is up to us to work hard to educate everyone and sustain this “Great Lake”. A big “thank you” to the volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to put this terrific virtual celebration together, especially the crew from the Gimli Yacht Club, and the Kiwanis club of Gimli and District. Thank you also to the generous folks who have donated great auction prizes. I hope everyone enjoys the Celebrations, the auction and merchandise, and the delicious Pickerel dinner.

Heather Ritchie
President - Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District

SAVE THE LAKE

Organized by the Gimli Yacht Club and the Kiwanis Club of Gimli & District, this family-friendly fundraising event features education, fun and food – all in support of a healthy Lake Winnipeg.

SAVE THE LAKE MERCHANDISE

Buy your Save the Lake hooide, T-Shirt or Mask

SAVE THE LAKE AUCTION

Bid on some amazing items

DONATE TO SAVE THE LAKE

We have worked with the Westshore Community Foundation and the Winnipeg Foundation to create a Save the Lake Fund. All donations to this fund are tax deductible. All the proceeds are donated to the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation. Donate today and make sure Lake Winnipeg gets the attention it deserves.
  • 1. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation press the link below.
  • 2. This will take you to the Westshore Community Foundations site that is run by the Winnipeg Foundation.
  • 3. Indicate the amount of your donation
  • 4. Decide if your donation will be in memory or honour of someone else
  • 5. Decide if your gift is anonymous
  • 6. Print the Name of the Fund – “Save the Lake Fund”

  • 7. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can enter your payment information.

  • 8. A tax Receipt will be issued to your email address
Link to the Westshore Community Foundation site on the Winnipeg Foundation donation page. Just indicate that you are donating to the Save the Lake Fund.

PRESENTATIONS

Join us on Sunday morning at 10:00am for our 2021 Presentations Hear Karen Scott, Chief Scientist aboard the Namao research vessel, Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and Chris Kristjanson, of Kristjanson Fisheries talk about the health of the lake and what you can do to preserve the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world.

Help Us Save The Lake

All net proceeds will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation

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

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.

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