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Teacher preparing to paddle across Lake Winnipeg

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A Grand Marais school teacher is standing up for Lake Winnipeg and going for a rather long paddle.

In an effort to raise funds for the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF), Jay Hawranik will attempt to travel the 25-kilometre distance across Manitoba’s famous lake on a paddleboard on Saturday, July 27. Hawranik plans to depart from Gimli at 9 a.m. and is hoping to arrive at Grand Beach’s West Lagoon 4-6 hours later.

"I’ve always loved Lake Winnipeg. I live and teach nearby, so I go out and paddle any chance I get," he said in a statement. "Making sure the lake is healthy and sustainable is something that’s very important to me."

A paddleboard is essentially a large surfboard that is propelled by using a paddle.

Prior to his ‘Paddle with a Purpose’ journey, Hawranik plans to collect pledges to help the LWF restore and protect the health of the lake. Earlier this year, Lake Winnipeg was classified as a ‘Threatened Lake of 2013’ by the Global Nature Fund.

The paddle is part of the LWF’s independent summer Lake-a-thon fundraiser (walkforwater.ca). If you wish to help the LWF and assist in Hawranik’s pledge drive, he can be reached at hawranikj@gmail.com

 

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