The Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) received some remarkable news this morning from a Cumberland family who are offering a matching challenge of $50,000 between now and March 15th to help make our purchase and protection of the forests in the Perseverance Watershed a reality.

This truly incredible gesture is in honour of Rob H. Daniel, father of Cumberland resident Adrienne Daniel, who passed away suddenly in April of 2018.

As an avid runner, on pavement and trail, Rob loved to race. In his lifetime, he completed over a 100 trail races, multiple marathons, countless triathlons, and his proudest achievement the Penticton Ironman at the age of 63.  He was a kind and gentle soul, who positively influenced the lives around him.

Rob was also a true conservationist at heart, who cared deeply about protecting our sacred woodlands. Cumberland Forest was a place he visited often with Adrienne and her family, and vocally expressed interest in contributing to it’s preservation. In tribute, his family wishes to honour him as a Guardian of the Forest. 

Adrienne and her family hope that this matching challenge will both inspire others to support the CCFS and remind us of those we love, and those who have loved us, every time we walk, run, or ride in the beautiful forest that surrounds our community.

To find out how you can help the CCFS make conservation history and protect 226 acres of forest, creeks, wetlands and in the Perseverance Watershed surrounding Cumberland please visit