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Achieving The Impossible In BC: The August Family Foundation

Community is our cornerstone. Since 2015 the August Family Foundation has sought to provide hope to the BC region, hosting a series of events in the Okanagan Valley. Our team - led by Matt August, Michelle August, and Brian and Irene August - believes in the power of good works; and we try to bring this philosophy to those most in need.

Through our annual events - which include the Cars and Toys Drive and the Okanagan Dream Rally - we’ve proudly served all of BC. Our goal has been (and will always remain) to help local organizations in their quests to provide compassionate care for children and their families.
The Cars and Toys Drive
Established in 2016, this fundraiser helps to bring joy to children across BC during the holiday season, with participants donating toys to the KGH Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, Mamas for Mamas, and other worthy organizations. Through the efforts of our local community, we're able to provide smiles to those who deserve it most.
The Okanagan Dream Rally
Founded in 2016, this event allows boys and girls in need to experience the thrill of exotic sports cars, letting them slip into the passenger seat. They'll then take part in a procession of more than 200 vehicles that winds its way through the Valley (from Kelowna to Penticton). This provides unforgettable memories and undeniable fun.

Raising Awareness In BC: The August Family Foundation

When we launched the August Family Foundation there were two goals to achieve. The first was to give back to the community that we love, raising awareness for BC charities and inspiring others to join us in our cause. We wanted to celebrate the people of Okanagan.

The second goal proved far more challenging - with our team seeking to raise $1,000,000 within a five-year span. From 2015 to 2020 we wished to generate enough donations to propel local organizations forward, allowing them to better serve families. It was a momentous task and we (along with our sponsoring partners) organized a series of events to meet the demand.

We succeeded.

As of 2020 the August Family Foundation has raised $1,643,000 - all because of the generous response of the Okanagan Valley community. We are deeply grateful for your dedication and support; and we know that your efforts will continue to help this project flourish.

Thank you.


Upcoming Local Charity Events In BC

Visit this page often to receive announcements about our upcoming events - including the Cars and Toys Drive and the Okanagan Dream Rally - and don't hesitate to contact our team to learn how you can participate. 

Local Charity Events In BC

Okanagan Dream Rally in Kelowna, BC Postponed...
by community-projects, July 25, 2021, 10:00 am
It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Okanagan Dream Rally in downtown Kelowna will not be taking place this year.Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the sponsors have decided to hold off for another year. However, you can...
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Okanagan Dream Rally Raises Over $1 Million in...
by community-projects, July 18, 2021, 2:23 pm
Although the Okanagan Dream Rally has been happening annually since 2016, our team at August Family Foundation is proud to announce that the event has raised over $1.2 million in 2018 and 2019 alone.The proceeds have gone to...
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Dream Rally Launch Party Set for August 1, 2021...
by community-projects, July 7, 2021, 1:11 pm
With the wrap-up of the 2019 Okanagan Dream Rally, our team at August Family Foundation hosted the Dream Rally Launch Party.Thanks to the generosity of the attendees, the live and silent auctions raised $540,000 in just one...
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2021 Okanagan Dream Rally Driver Info for BC,...
by community-projects, June 27, 2021, 11:11 am
If you have already signed up to be a driver for the upcoming Okanagan Dream Rally on August 1, 2021, then here is all the timing information you need.Registration will open up at 8:30 AM in Kerry Park in Kelowna, BC. At 9:30 AM,...
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The 45-Day Countdown to the 2021 Okanagan Dream...
by community-projects, June 16, 2021, 11:11 am
After taking a pitstop in 2020, the Okanagan Dream Rally is back on track and headed to Kelowna, BC on August 1, 2021!That means there are only 45 days left to participate. Whether you want to sign your child up to be in the...
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