There are 4 key things you can do RIGHT now to make October 26th a Record Breaking Fundraising Day for the Cumberland Community Forest Society. This day is open to everyone, you don’t have to be a runner or be connected to the run to participate! Remember, every single dollar we raise leading up to, and on, October 26th will be MATCHED by a secret forest fairy!

1. Buy a ticket for the Perseverance Party for the Forest

This epic post race fundraising “party with a purpose” is all about having fun AND raising a record breaking amount of money to protect Forest lands surrounding the Village. Your ticket is your access to a gourmet chili cook off, craft beer, a HUGE silent auction, Mini Elixir Bar from Harmonic Arts and a special Forest Fairy Circus Performance. Every dollar you spend this day will be matched – plus there is super cool stuff to buy! Event runs from 1-5 on Sunday October 26th. Tickets are going fast and can be purchased on line by clicking HERE.

2. Donate to the Silent Auction

We are still welcoming Silent Auction donations and every single $ we raise from the auction will be matched. Services, food and beverage, gifts, chocolate, body care, jewelry and more! Or you can create a Silent Auction themed gift basket, fill it with super cool sexy fun stuff and donate in the name of your business of family. Just email us at and we’ll rendezvous with you for your donation.

3. Donate to our fundraising page.

We have set up a special fund on our page called the “Perseverance Trail Run”. All the funds raised through this online crowd funding site will also be matched. Send the link to friends and family. Every penny you donate will be doubled! This is an incredible opportunity! Click here to donate.

4. Buy a Perseverance Raffle for the Forest Ticket

Raffle tickets are on sale now and until October 26th for the Perseverance Raffle for the Forest. 1st Prize is 2 tickets ANYWHERE West Jet flies. 2nd Prize is a Hornby Island Odyssey Guided Mountain Biking Tour for 3 with Island Mountain Rides. 3rd prize is a limited edition framed Tracy Kobus print “Lone Rider”. Tickets are on sale now at the Waverley Beer and Wine, Riders Pizza, Wandering Moose and Extreme Runner in Courtenay. Tickets are $20 each which = $40 per ticket for the Forest.

Do one, or do them all! Let’s make history together!