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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

Sign Up to Join the 2022 Okanagan Dream Rally...
by community-projects, September 13, 2021, 10:10 am
Although the Okanagan Dream Rally took another pitstop for 2021, the event will get the green light again for 2022.If you are looking to participate in next year’s supercar parade, then you can go ahead and sign up as a driver...
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What You Need to Know About Driver Registration...
by community-projects, August 18, 2021, 2:22 pm
Since the 2020 and 2021 Okanagan Dream Rallies were postponed until 2022, there are a few details that need to be cleared up.If you have already registered as a driver for either past event, you do not have to reapply next year....
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Take the Pledge to Join the 2022 Okanagan Dream...
by community-projects, July 30, 2021, 11:11 am
Just because the Okanagan Dream Rally had to take an extended pit stop again this year, that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to be a part of it.You can take the pledge to participate in the 2022 event next August. As of now,...
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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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