Forest Supporters

Guardians

Our Guardians are contributors of $50,000 or more towards the purchase of beautiful forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland.

Sitka Foundation

This Sitka Foundation has simple and pure mission: to be a catalyst in the protection of the environment and promotion of biodiversity. We support land and ocean conservation, scientific research

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The Conradi Family

The Conradi family were founding supporters of the CCFS, taking a leap of faith and making significant donations toward the 2005 purchase. They continue today as one of our most generous monthly donors to support upcoming acquisitions. They are truly Guardians of our Forest.

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Sutmoller-Snijders Family

Hank and Corrie Snijders were impressed by Canada’s natural beauty when visiting their offspring in Alberta and on Hornby Island. Their daughter, Sonja Sutmoller, directed her children to donate from her estate to an environmental cause in their memory, allowing the CCFS to eliminate the outstanding debt for the first purchase.

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Harmonic Arts

Harmonic Arts is a long time friend and supporter of the Cumberland Community Forest Society with 1% of proceeds from their sales being directly contributed to the CCFS!  They have

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The Li-Grimmer Family

Tom Grimmer, Hui Li and their children Conrad, Zola and Bronte – have spent summer and winter holidays on Vancouver Island for over two decades.  They fell in love with the

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Martha Johanson

Cumberland resident, neighbour, friend, potter and teacher Martha Johanson passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Monday June 28, 2021. Those who knew Martha will remember her tenacity, openness, and willingness to share her love of

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Mountain Equipment Co-op

The CCFS was fortunate to receive a $100,000 grant to support the 2005 acquisition of the 72 hectare parcel immediately south of the Village of Cumberland. This support kickstarted and inspired our ongoing efforts. Then in 2016 they did it again to help close the deal on “Space Nugget” a 40 hr parcel directly adjacent to the existing Cumberland Forest.

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The Cumby

THE CUMBY is celebrating its EIGHTH year in 2023 as a fundraising event in support of the Cumberland Community Forest Society’s efforts to purchase and preserve large tracts of beautiful

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Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of B.C., Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by existing BC Hydro dams. They provided a grant of $220,000 for research land acquisition along Perseverance Creek.

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Perseverance Trail Run

For over a decade the Perseverance Trail Run has contributed 100% of proceeds from their trail running event to the CCFS and from 2014 they have been a powerful fundraising partner working with us and our “Forest Fairy” donor to raise over $500,000 from the community through the Run, Private Donations, Raffles, After Parties, Halloween Events, Online Auctions and more!

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Dorothea Walker

The Cumberland Community Forest Society is honoured to be recipient of a generous gift from the late Dorothea Walker. Dorothea grew up in Southern Ontario and lived in Cumberland for

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Comox Valley Land Trust

The Comox Valley Land Trust (CVLT) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that works to protect and conserve the ecologically significant land and wildlife habitat of the Comox Valley region. The

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Dr. Mary Lynn Desroches

Dr. Mary Lynn Desroches was instrumental in the original success of the CCFS and laid a foundation of trust and integrity that the society benefits from today. She was volunteer

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Coast Sustainability Trust

The Coast Sustainability Trust provided support back in 2005 to help mitigate the negative effects of BC government land use decisions related to the Land and Resources Management Plan process, and the implementation of Ecosystem Based Management on workers, contractors, First Nations and communities.

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Comox Valley Regional District

The Comox Valley Regional District was an integral partner in the successful completion of the Perseverance Creek acquisition in September 2020 and again for the Lower Perseverance Creek securement process

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Rob H Daniel

Rob H. Daniel, father of Cumberland resident Adrienne Daniel, passed away suddenly in April of 2018. As an avid runner, on pavement and trail, Rob loved to race. In his

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Forest Fairies

You know who you are. You have chosen to contribute anonymously, and significantly, to the work of the Cumberland Community Forest Society and for that we are eternally grateful. You

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Village of Cumberland

The Village of Cumberland is the recipient and long term steward of the lands purchased and protected by the CCFS. These covenant protected lands are managed as the Cumberland Forest

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Cumberland Brewing Company

The Cumberland Brewing Company are an incredible partner of the Cumberland Forest Project, with unparalleled generosity toward our collective effort! To date they have provided over $50,000 in direct and in kind support toward forest protection Drink Beer. Buy a Forest.

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Legacy Donors

Our Legacy Donors contribute $10,000 or more towards the purchase of the Cumberland Forest.

Fox & Bee Studio

Fox & Bee is a talented powerhouse of videography, story telling, writing and photography. Based in the Village of Cumberland, owners Kim and Shawn have produced countless videos for this

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Real Estate Foundation of BC

We are grateful for the funding support from the Real Estate Foundation of BC for our efforts with the Perseverance Watershed Initiative and to identify high priority lands in the

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Brian Scott's Magic Night in Cumberland

Brian Scott Fine Arts

Brian Scott Fine Arts Canadian artist Brian Scott is an original oil painter, whose name is inextricably linked to colour. His use of wild and wonderful mixes of fanciful, fun,

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Faraz Khodabandeh Memorial Fund

Faraz Khodabandeh – Family and friends of Faraz Khodabendeh created a legacy fund after the sudden and tragic death of this young treeplanter. Faraz was a great lover of nature and

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Plant Sale Committee

The CCFS Plant Sale Committee is made up of a remarkable group of Villagers who give generously of their time and talents to coordinate the CCFS Plant Sales throughout the

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Roger Albert and Carolyn Kirk Albert

Roger Albert and Carolyn Kirk-Albert are long time supporters of CCFS. They were our Trivia Masters for years, and have contributed thousands of dollars and hours in support of our

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Robert Foord

Rob Foord – The CCFS is humbled and grateful for the generous support from our individual donors and extends a huge thanks to Robert Foord for his generous contribution of

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Hakai Energy Solutions

Jason and Lisa Jackson of Hakai Energy Solutions have been strong supporters of the CCFS since their arrival in the Village and we are grateful for their longstanding friendship, and

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Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial

The Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. The Club tackle local issues, explores new

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First Credit Union

First Credit Union is an incredible partner and sponsor of the CCFS. They are ongoing campaign sponsors and have been the lead sponsor for the annual Cumberland Home and Garden

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100 + Women Who Care Comox Valley

The Cumberland Community Forest Society was thrilled be selected as the third recipient of 2022 to receive a generous donation from the 100 Plus Women Who Care, Comox Valley Chapter. 

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Community Partners

Our Community Partners are generous business and community partner contributors who give $1000 to $10,000 to protect the Cumberland Forest.

ABC Printing & Signs

ABC Printing & Signs is owned and operated by Berni and Steve Hansen and Bryan and Joanne Wiley.  All four have been friends since the mid 1980s.    They attribute

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Atlas Cafe

Atlas Café, in the Comox Valley, is the home of perfectly overstuffed breakfasts, bustling lunches and inspired dinners. It’s where friends and family share laughs, colleagues share ideas, and the

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Beaufort Cycles

We are a full service bike shop with over 20 yrs of experience specializing in suspension set-up. Bicycle Sales ~ Service ~ Bike/Paddleboard Rentals   (250) 400-2453 info@beaufortcycles.ca beaufortcycles.ca

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Black Bear Herbs

Amanda Howe MSc. RHP. Medical Herbalist blackbearherb.com Amanda Howe has been a Herbalist for over thirty years.  She lives in the Village of Cumberland on Vancouver Island with her husband

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Carvello Law Corporation

Carvello Law is an established and expanding planning, development, and environmental law firm that serves 55+ local governments across the Province of BC, in addition to other public interest bodies

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Cathy Stoyko and the Abbey Studio

  The Abbey Studio is a former catholic church built in 1887 and important historical building located in the Village of Cumberland B.C. This inspiring space now functions primarily as

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Foveo Running

Trail and road running shoes, gear and apparel in Downtown Courtenay, BC. Our running community in the Comox Valley is bursting with energy, supportive to runners and wannabe runners of all abilities. 

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McDonalds

Aldred Restaurants Ltd – Courtenay , Comox and Port Alberni Jess and Stewart Aldred

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Origin Integrated Health

Comox Valley’s Experts in Health, Injury, and Rehabilitation. Dr. Brittany Filipetti collaborates with Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologists, Acupuncturists, Medical doctors, Physiotherapists, Registered Massage Therapists, and Naturopaths in the Comox Valley and

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Randy Churchill – Churchill Timberworks

Randy discovered his calling for heavy timber construction in the mid-90’s, after several degrees in Mechanical Engineering (US).  His training, skills and passion for craft make him a respected heavy

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