In 2013, Lake Winnipeg – the 10th largest fresh water lake in the world, was nominated “Most Threatened Lake” by Global Nature Fund. It was suggested that in 10 years this lake could die if action is not taken to help her heal.
From July 12 – August 8, 2014, community members from all walks of life will come together to take part in the “Lake Winnipeg Water Walk” to help her begin that healing process. Through ceremony, prayer and song, Lake Winnipeg Water Walkers will petition the spirit for healing and bring more awareness to this issue.
Covering 1032 kilometres in 28 days, this volunteer driven effort is one of many such walks taking place across the globe to protect our sacred and living waters. Joining this growing global movement, the Lake Winnipeg Water Walk reminds us that what we do to the water, we do to ourselves.
Through community leadership and commitment, we can work collectively to ensure that our life giving water continues to flow and sustain future generations. We are all responsible for the health of our waters – the time is now.
This volunteer effort is not without costs. Fuel, lodging and food expenses to support our Lake Winnipeg Water Walkers top the list. Through your support, we will complete this walk to awaken to our relationship with, and responsibility to the water, our sacred life source.
We invite you to review the opportunities available to support this important endeavor. Please contact Michelle Boivin at 204-223-0510 to make a donation or to discuss potential sponsorship commitments. I would also welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person to share my personal vision and intention for this walk.
Thank you for your consideration.
Katherine Morrisseau Sinclair
Lake Winnipeg Water Walk 2014