Community Groups, Clubs, and Organizations

Lac du Bonnet has a robust mix of community groups, clubs, and organizations that bring our community to life and enhance social, economic and environmental diversity and development. Teams of volunteers bring us some of the largest events in the Eastman Region of the province; they groom and maintain our trails, create artistic outlets, preserve our history and provide our residents and visitors with a strong sense of community pride.

Three people stepping up to bowl with people in the background watching.
Photo of a card board box with toys and giftware and canned goods with a small white Christmas tree beside it
Groomed snowmobile trail through the boreal forest in Lac du Bonnet
Musician performing in front of a crowd at fire and water music festival
Group of eleven silhouette people jumping in the air facing towards a sunset.
Photo of the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre.
Boy skiing, triumphantly throwing his hands in the air.
Photo of a woman handing another woman a canned food.
Photo of a group of people cheering atop a hill.
Photo of a cork board with a piece of paper with the work Community on it in various of bright colors.
Photo of the Lac du Bonnet Museum beside a tipi. The Museum is a red log cabin.
Skaters playing a game of hockey
Multiple tents set up for the Lac du Bonnet Farmer's Market
Man holding a master pike he pulled up during the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby
Photo of three Lac du Bonnet Lions volunteers getting ready to barbeque for an event.
Group of people listening to a presentation at the Lac du Bonnet Library
Photo of two male young adults walking side by side on a trail in Fall.
Woman holding brown trout at the Lac du Bonnet Trout Ponds
Profile view of two teenagers walking through through a field in the fall.
Photo of two men grooming one of Lee River Snow Riders' trails.
Photo of a woman standing in a Lake with her arms stretched out.
Photo of the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park along the water with a vibrant blue sky.
Photo of three ladies prepping a meal.
Photo of dozens of people dressed in uniform entering the Lac du Bonnet Legion in an orderly fashion.
Photo of a young woman happily caring for an older woman.
Photo of painting supplies such as brushes, paints, a paint palette, and rags.
Photo of three of the Winnipeg River Car Club's member's cars.
Photo of a young boy with his father in a partially snowy park.
Three people stepping up to bowl with people in the background watching.

Bowling Leagues

The Lac du Bonnet Bowling Leagues is a collective of teams who bowl on various dates and times. This non-profit group promotes and provides a fun recreational activity with friendly competition.

The Lac du Bonnet Bowling Lanes offers 4 bowling lanes for 5 pin bowling.

For more information, please visit the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre’s website.

Photo of a card board box with toys and giftware and canned goods with a small white Christmas tree beside it

Christmas Hamper Committee

The Christmas Hamper Committee packages and delivers hampers to underprivileged families at Christmas. They coordinate with the town of Lac Du Bonnet and the health centre to identify people or families in need.

For more information, please call 204-345-0409.

Groomed snowmobile trail through the boreal forest in Lac du Bonnet

Eastman SnoPALS

Eastman SnoPALS club maintains approximately 300 km of trails, stretching from Red Deer in the Brightstone hills in the north, Elma to the south, Seddon’s Corner to the west and Pinawa in the east. The trails connect with trails maintained by neighbouring clubs, all part of the provincial trail network.

For more information, please visit Eastman SnoPALS’ website.

Musician performing in front of a crowd at fire and water music festival

Fire & Water Music Festival

The Fire & Water Music Festival is an annual community event (held on August Long Weekend) and a volunteer-based non-profit. This 3-day award-winning festival requires 100+ volunteers for day-of responsibilities, the weeks leading up to the event, and year-round board members.

To learn more, please visit Fire & Water’s website.

Group of eleven silhouette people jumping in the air facing towards a sunset.

HEROS Alliance

The HEROS Alliance believes everyone can reach their full potential by enhancing the overall health, wellness and acceptance of people living in the Lac du Bonnet area.

Working with the community of Lac du Bonnet, HEROS Alliance will work towards:

  • Connecting people to existing resources and services provided in Lac du Bonnet.
  • Identifying and addressing community needs within an interagency approach that is community-driven, information-based and action-oriented.
  • Collectively advocating for additional support services to better meet our community’s needs.
  • Developing new health and wellness programs and services for Lac du Bonnet.
  • Partnering with existing agencies to ensure sustainable operations of newly developed health and wellness programs and services in our community.
  • Networking and combining resources to achieve our goals and strengthen our collective community.

To learn more, please visit HEROS’ website.

Photo of the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre.

Lac du Bonnet Community Centre

A volunteer board of directors runs the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre. The building can accommodate big or small groups from weddings, socials, meetings, funerals, forums, training classes, showers or multi-day events. The Community Centre is also home to the Bowling Alley and Curling Club.

To learn more, please visit the Community Centre’s website.

Boy skiing, triumphantly throwing his hands in the air.

Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club

The Lac du Bonnet Cross Country Ski Club is a volunteer-run non-profit that grooms and maintains The Agassiz Cross-country Ski Trail located off Highway 317, just outside of Town.

To learn more, please visit the Club’s Facebook Page.

Photo of a woman handing another woman a canned food.

Lac du Bonnet & Area Food Bank

The Lac du Bonnet & Area Food Bank is a volunteer-run non-fit that provides basic groceries for those needing a helping hand. The Food Bank relies on gracious donations from the community in the form of cash or food items.

To learn more, please visit the LdB Food Bank’s Facebook Page.

Photo of a group of people cheering atop a hill.

Lac du Bonnet & District Chamber of Commerce

The Lac du Bonnet & District Chamber of Commerce is an association of business people, community organizations, and interested individuals from the Town and RM of Lac du Bonnet. They are a non-profit, membership-funded organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the businesses and community of Lac du Bonnet.

To learn more, please visit the Chamber’s website.

Photo of a cork board with a piece of paper with the work Community on it in various of bright colors.

Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation

The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation is a community-based philanthropic organization led by a dedicated volunteer Board with the goal of building significant capital, the annual earnings of which will benefit the community and its residents today, tomorrow and forever.

To learn more, please visit the Foundation’s website.

Photo of the Lac du Bonnet Museum beside a tipi. The Museum is a red log cabin.

Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society

The Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society is a non-profit organization with a team of dedicated volunteers working to preserve the history of the Town and RM of Lac du Bonnet and the surrounding areas.

The Historical Society also operates the Lac du Bonnet & District Museum (located off Highway 502) and the St. John’s Heritage Church and Arts Centre (located on McArthur Ave).

To learn more, please visit the Historical Society’s website.

Skaters playing a game of hockey

Lac du Bonnet Arena

Enjoy all your favourite ice sports at the Lac du Bonnet Arena! The volunteer board operates and maintains the Arena, so all can enjoy this community staple.

With hockey teams for adults and children, scheduled public skate and shinney times, and facility rentals available, you don’t have to slow down during the winter months!

To learn more, please visit the Arena’s Facebook Page.

Multiple tents set up for the Lac du Bonnet Farmer's Market

Lac du Bonnet Farmers’ Market

If you can make it, bake it, or grow it, you can find it at the Farmers’ Market!

A staple of the community is the Lac du Bonnet Farmers’ Market which operates every Saturday from May Long Weekend to September/October (weather permitting). This Market is led by a group of volunteers striving (and continuously accomplishing) to create a space for local farmers, artists/artisans, and small businesses to sell their goods while providing a phenomenal shopping experience for the community.

To learn more, please visit the Market’s Facebook Page.

Man holding a master pike he pulled up during the Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby

Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby

The Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby is a Non-profit Organization raising funds for community groups in Lac du Bonnet and surrounding areas through a fun, family-oriented event that promotes Lac du Bonnet as a four-season playground.

The Lac du Bonnet Ice Fishing Derby – where size doesn’t matter! This annual pillar event offers a fun-filled day of ice fishing and is run by volunteers. All funds generated from the Derby are given back to the community through grants, bursaries, and CVO hours.

To learn more, please visit the Derby’s website.

Photo of three Lac du Bonnet Lions volunteers getting ready to barbeque for an event.

Lac du Bonnet Lions Club

When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. And that’s exactly what the Lac du Bonnet Lions Club does! Through programming, fundraising, bringing awareness, and taking action, the LdB Lions work tirelessly to grow, improve, and lend a helping hand to the community of Lac du Bonnet.

To learn more, please visit the Lions’ Facebook Page.

Group of people listening to a presentation at the Lac du Bonnet Library

Lac du Bonnet Regional Library

The Lac du Bonnet Regional Library is a volunteer-based non-profit providing all genres of books and offering interactive programs and events for all ages.

To learn more, please visit the Library’s website.

Photo of two male young adults walking side by side on a trail in Fall.

Lac du Bonnet Trails Association

The Lac du Bonnet Trails Association is a volunteer organization committed to the development, maintenance, marketing, and promotion of recreational trails in Lac du Bonnet.

The Trails Association is a membership of Manitoba Trails enthusiasts who love and enjoy the many trails around Lac du Bonnet. Not only do the local trails engage our physical selves, but help to improve our mental health.

To learn more, please visit the Trails Association’s Facebook Group.

Woman holding brown trout at the Lac du Bonnet Trout Ponds

Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association

The Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association and its members are dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and future sustainability of wildlife and fisheries habitats.

Since 2009, they have been active in the community creating the Wildlife Ponds and trails, education programs, research with the University of Manitoba, funding bursaries for students pursuing careers in Resource Management, developing the Outdoor Education Centre – and advocating on behalf of hunting and angling enthusiasts, and sustainability issues.

To learn more, please visit Wildlife’s website.

Profile view of two teenagers walking through through a field in the fall.

Lac du Bonnet Youth Recreation Centre

The Lac du Bonnet Youth Recreation Centre is a non-profit with a volunteer board overseeing its operations and programs. Open to children 12 to 18 in the evenings from Wednesdays to Fridays, it’s THE place to go after school for youngsters.

To learn more, please visit the Rec Centre’s Facebook Page.

Photo of two men grooming one of Lee River Snow Riders' trails.

Lee River Snow Riders

The Lee River Snow Riders is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that oversees 200 km of safe and regularly maintained groomed trails covering Lee River and Bird River.

The trail system, shelters, and events are all looked after by volunteers. The volunteers clear and groom the trails, build, maintain, and split wood for the shelters and organize and assist with social events. These special people give their time so that everyone can enjoy one of Manitoba’s favourite sports!

To learn more, please visit Snow Riders’ website.

Photo of a woman standing in a Lake with her arms stretched out.

Mrs. Lucci’s Resource Centre

Mrs. Lucci’s has been a part of the community of Lac du Bonnet since August 1998, providing residents in the community and surrounding area with a variety of programs and services. The Centre is home to the Resource Centre, a second-hand clothing store and a large multipurpose room. A second store (Lucci’s Too) sells household items.

Mrs. Lucci’s strives to be a learning organization. The programs, opportunities, and services offered through Mrs. Lucci’s will be client-focused, flexible, and will work in partnership to:

  • Create greater social support networks among community members
  • Improve the social status of community members
  • Maximize the early childhood development of all children within the community
  • Ensure children & youth have the best possible resources, supports and skills needed to succeed throughout life
  • Improve personal health practices and coping skills among community members
  • Provide early intervention for families and individuals in need
  • Provide advocacy, make referrals, and access resources for clients in need of support
  • Enhance communication among service providers

To learn more, please visit Mrs. Lucci’s website.

Photo of the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park along the water with a vibrant blue sky.

Municipal Historical Advisory Committee – MHAC

Lac du Bonnet MHAC is a volunteer-run non-profit that preserves and promotes historically significant sites and advises the municipalities of these sites (protecting them from demolition and making them eligible for grant assistance). MHAC’s other key priority is giving commemoration to significant sites, buildings, people, and events through plaques, tours, articles, and other methods.

To learn more, please visit MHAC’s website.

Photo of three ladies prepping a meal.

Pioneer Club

The Pioneer Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run gathering space for seniors (age 50+) to interact, socialize, and play games such as floor curling, cards, and bingo.

To learn more, please visit The Club’s Facebook Page.

Photo of dozens of people dressed in uniform entering the Lac du Bonnet Legion in an orderly fashion.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #164

The Lac du Bonnet Legion Branch #164 is a veterans’ organization run by volunteers. Their mission is to serve Veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve the community.

The Legion is open to the public (no membership required) and hosts a variety of programs, events, and weekly activities such as bingo, crib, darts, and more.

To learn more, please visit the Legion’s website.

Photo of a young woman happily caring for an older woman.

Two Rivers Seniors Resource Council (Two Rivers Services for Seniors)

The purpose of Two Rivers Seniors Resource Council Inc. is to assist seniors and persons with special needs/disabilities in continuing to live independently and with dignity at home as long as possible; to continually identify the needs of such persons, and attempt to see that any identified shortfalls in resources and services are remedied.

Service areas include: the RM of Reynolds (excluding Richer), RM of Lac du Bonnet, the Town of Lac du Bonnet, the LGD of Pinawa, RM of Whitemouth, Great Falls town and approximately 10 km north of the town, Pointe du Bois, Ward 4 in RM of Alexander, and the Whiteshell Provincial Park (excluding Falcon Lake).

To learn more, please visit Two Rivers’ website.

Photo of painting supplies such as brushes, paints, a paint palette, and rags.

Winnipeg River Arts Council

The Winnipeg River Arts Council, a non-profit volunteer-run organization, enhances the quality of life in northeastern Manitoba by advancing arts and culture.

WRAC services residents, visitors, artists, and arts groups within the Winnipeg River corridor (east of Highway 11 and north of Highway 317). WRAC’s regional structure helps community arts organizations, schools, and recreation services work together to plan larger regional arts initiatives by facilitating the sharing of resources, information, and talents. WRAC seeks to contribute to economic growth by promoting the region’s arts and cultural assets to residents and tourists.

To learn more, please visit WRAC’s website.

Photo of three of the Winnipeg River Car Club's member's cars.

Winnipeg River Car Club

Do you own a treasured classic? Do you love admiring these beauties? Are you looking for a group of people who shares your interest? Then the Winnipeg River Car Club is the place for you!

Winnipeg River Car Club is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Lac du Bonnet, with members from the surrounding communities encouraged to join. There are members from the Town of Lac du Bonnet, the RM of Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa, and the RM of Alexander. The club’s main event of the year is the Canada Day Weekend Celebrations held in the Town of Lac du Bonnet, with usually more than 100 cars entering the event. There are members that own cars/trucks from the ’20s through the ’70s, with the odd more modern cars/trucks as well.

The club meets monthly and is always willing to help people find old parts they may need for a restoration they are working on.

During the nice weather, club members will ride to other clubs’ Car Shows or just pick a nice destination for lunch. The ride is usually at a nice leisurely pace and not too far. Many members like this as they get a chance to try restaurants they normally would not go by.

The club is a friendly bunch, and many enjoy the social aspect of the group. To learn more, visit Winnipeg River Car Club’s Facebook.

Photo of a young boy with his father in a partially snowy park.

Winnipeg River Recreation Commission

The Winnipeg River Recreation District (WRRD) is a non-profit community-based organization funded by the Town of Lac du Bonnet. The staff work together to provide community recreation services to residents, visitors, and recreation groups in the Winnipeg River area.

To learn more, please visit WRRD’s website.

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