Were you able to attend our 2023 ILRG Clean Up and Family Fun day?

    “If YES”, we hope you enjoyed yourself and we wish to thank you for being a part of such an amazing day. The ILRG Board believes this year’s event was our biggest EVER!

    “If NO”, please consider attending next year’s event! The photo galleries below will show you the fun you missed. Let’s make next year even bigger!

    An event, such as this, wouldn’t be possible without all our wonderful SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS.

    Other contributors, not listed in the photos include: Canmark Industries Ltd., Coronation Bowling Centre, St. Mary’s Nursery.

    We kicked off the day at 9:00 am with our annual CLEAN UP!

    It was amazing to see young and old come out to receive garbage bags/gloves and clean up assignments, as well as coffee, hot chocolate and Tim Bits, courtesy of Tim Hortons – Sage Creek.

    Family Fun Day, by the Splash Pad was the main attraction. Shari and your Board planned so many fun events.

    The meal was a huge success with hot dogs (provided by AAA Lawncare), chips, drinks. Fortune cookies, watermelon and discount coupons provided by Yami Gardens.

    Activities included the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) Fire House and Fire Truck. If you left early, you missed out on the Fire Truck!

    Face painting and that yummy cotton candy were sponsored by Rachel Moore, Remax Realty. Weren’t the face painting ladies amazing?!

    Raptor Roofing were on the scene handing out Jumbo Freezies, and hosting their dino “arcade” game for a chance to win a $25 Dairy Queen Gift Card! As well, their Dino’s were entertaining the crowd and marshalled our bike/scooter parade.

    Tyler Blashko had some fun yard games set up for children of all ages to try their luck at!

    Andrew Smith’s team were busy handing out chips and drinks and talking to the crowd. We were fortunate to have Andrew in attendance as well to address the crowd.

    Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue were gracious enough to send their volunteers with Adoptable, Cobra and some amazing merchandise. Adoptable, Tripp made a very brief appearance! Many attendees did not have money on hand. Please check out to Adopt, Foster or donate. Cobra, and so many others need a home.

    Not only did we have adoptable dogs attending, but we had cats too! Adoptable Ghost, wasn’t going to be “shown up” by a dog! What’s One More Community is a newer cat rescue. Let’s help spread the word, and reach out to sponsor, adopt or purchase a calendar for Fixing Feral Felines. Check them out on Facebook at

    Other booths and activities included Elections Manitoba, Resident membership table, bubble machine, our bike/scooter decorating parade (prizes for everyone), as well as our candy scrambles!!



    MLA Andrew Smith was on site last week to make this amazing announcement! As part of the Building Sustainability grant, the Island Lakes Residents’ Group is receiving almost $60,000. This will help fund a covered picnic shelter in Waterfront Park. Construction will likely occur in 2024.



    May 27, 2023 – Island Lakes Community Clean Up & Family Fun Day (Island Lakes Resident’s Only Please)

    We hope you can join us for our annual event!

    Community Clean Up – Join us at the clock tower at 9 AM for coffee, donuts and your clean up assignments.

    Family Fun Day – Fun starts at noon at Lindsey Wilson Park with free hot dog lunch for Island Lakes Residents and plenty of kid’s activities!



    We are excited to announce the winners of our two winter contests. During the months of February and March your ILRG Board hosted a Website Scavenger hunt to promote our new website and a Scavenger Hunt Crossword Puzzle for children.

    We hope everyone who participated enjoyed themselves or learned something new about Island Lakes.

    As well, a BIG thank you to Yami Gardens for donating our big prize, a $50.00 gift certificate.

    All the children who entered in our Outside Scavenger Hunt received a Kinderegg.

    All entrants to Website Scavenger Hunt received a 50% Discount for a one-year ILRG Residents’ Membership.

    Our BIG winners:  

    Website Scavenger Hunt:

    • Yami Garden $50.00 – Dayna Hiebert
    • 1 Year Membership – Roberta & Ovie Desrochers

    Scavenger Hunt Crossword Puzzle:

    $10.00 Gift Cards for Island Lakes Store

         Age 3-5     – Lily M

         Age 3-5     – Grayson M

         Age 6-8     – Nora H

         Age 6-8     – Amelia G

         Age 9-11   – Evan D

         Age 9-11   – Hawraa H



    Two of our Board members have recently resigned. We would like to thank both Rashmi Saxena and Mark Boreskie for all the work they did while serving on the Island Lakes Residents’ Group Board of Directors. Without the continued support of wonderful volunteers, such as the two of you, we wouldn’t be successful. Good luck in your future projects and continuing to make a difference!



    Huge THANK YOU to Shari Thom who has joined our ILRG Board as your SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR! Shari is already hard at work planning the Family Fun Day and Clean Up scheduled for May 27th. We are excited to be able to continue with this event and have Shari on our team. Mark your calendars and watch our website and Facebook page for more details. Shari has some great ideas about the event and we hope to see you there!

  • WEBSITE CONTEST! (Last Chance)

    WEBSITE CONTEST! (Last Chance)

    Your ILRG Board is excited to host our 2023 Website Scavenger Hunt to promote our new website.

    Prize Draw for a $50.00 gift certificate at Yami Garden

    ALL Entrants receive a 50% discount for a 1 year ILRG Resident’s Membership

    Contest is open to Island Lakes Residents ONLY during the months of February and March 2023 (EXTENDED).

    In order to qualify, you must email your entry to before midnight, March 31, 2023.

    Include the following when entering:

    • Name
    • Address (street and number)
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Answer to the FIVE Questions
  • CROSSWORD CONTEST! (Last chance)

    CROSSWORD CONTEST! (Last chance)

    Your ILRG Board is excited to announce our 2023 Winter Scavenger Hunt Crossword Puzzle Contest. Ten clue cards will remain posted throughout Island Lakes during the months of February and March. Your goal is to find the clues and answer the ten questions to complete our Festival du Voyageur themed crossword puzzle. The first 24 entries received, by email to, will win a KINDEREGG! These 24, plus all other entries, will be entered into draws for $10.00 Clock Tower Store gift certificates (entire purchase must be made at one time).

    Age categories:

    • Age 3 to 5 – two $10.00 gifts
    • Age 6 to 8 – two $10.00 gifts
    • Age 9 to 11 – two $10.00 gifts

    Please note, everyone is welcome to participate, however, prizes are restricted to residents of Island Lakes ONLY.


    Download the below Information. Page two must be completed and emailed to before midnight March 31, 2023 to qualify.



    Take a drive past 216 De La Seigneurie Boulevard and take a peak at the SNOW CASTLE! This castle has taken many hours to build over the last several months and it looks AMAZING!

    It’s wonderful to see our residents embracing winter with this great snow sculpture.



    Thank you to Kickit Dance Studio AND Everyone who helped with our Christmas bin fundraiser.

    Thank you to Kickit Dance Studio – Island Lakes for renewing their business membership. Their continued support as a business member ensures our goals to the community continue.

    Our Christmas bin fundraiser was very successful this year.  We raised $473.15 with 50% dedicated to the Christmas Cheer Board and 50% dedicated to the ILRG for projects.  Thank you to all of our businesses for their support, but in particular Island Lakes Dental for their generous contribution to the fundraiser.