“How do you solve a problem like Lake Winnipeg?” is being co-hosted by Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and is taking place on Tue. Mar. 22, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Winnipeg Free Press Café, 237 McDermot Ave. in Winnipeg.
Questions will be asked, such as ‘What does a healthy Lake Winnipeg look like?’; ‘What should the next provincial government be doing to protect it?’ and ‘How can Winnipeggers get involved?’
“We know the health of our lakes matters deeply to Manitobans,” says Alexis Kanu, Executive Director of Lake Winnipeg Foundation.
“With the provincial election campaign now underway, this event will lay out a road map to solutions for the next government of Manitoba,” says Kanu.
“It’s time to invest in long-term sustainable management for Lake Winnipeg – and we’re encouraging Manitobans to ask their candidates about Lake Winnipeg as Election Day approaches,” she says.
A trio of experts will be on hand for the event, including, Scott Young, Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences at the Manitoba Museum; Dave Angus, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Stephanie Guildford, retired professor of freshwater ecology and current assistant editor for the Journal of Great Lakes Research.
The event’s emcee is Shannon Sampert, Perspectives and Politics Editor at the Winnipeg Free Press.
“We’re excited to have a diverse panel of speakers, bringing together the expertise of different sectors. To really move forward on sustainable solutions, we need to look at old problems with fresh eyes,” Kanu says.
“We’re happy to be co-hosting this World Water Day event with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.”
The Facebook event page is here for more info. It should be an interesting night with a discussion that will no doubt be relevant to the upcoming provincial election.