Drive for a cause

Be part of the second annual Okanagan Dream Rally, register your vehicle and become a sponsor.

Sponsored| Impress Branded Content

Drivers start your engines.

The Okanagan Dream Rally is back for its second year, providing special children and their families with the fun-filled experience of being in the hot seat of a dream car.

In addition, the rally provides opportunities for the community, public figures and businesses to support a good cause and make a difference locally in the community.

The 2017 Okanagan Dream Rally takes place Aug. 6, 2017, and supports Autism Okanagan, KidSport, and the Central Okanagan Hospice Association with proceeds going towards the societies.

Marketing director Patrick Morgenthaler said this year’s goal is to double last year’s initiative when the event raised $134,000 for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association in support of their new Bereavement Centre.

This year, the team wants to double the amount of money raised, with 200 cars and 200 kids taking part.

The idea started with organizer Matt August, whose uncle passed away in the Hospice House.

“Matt and his sister decided to raise some money for the organization and the August Family Foundation was born. With the foundation, they decided to do something like this once a year,” said Morgenthaler.

Participating children of the Okanagan Dream Rally will have their very own rally car and driver for a day. The community will partake in the street excitement while the hottest dream cars of the valley start their engines in Kelowna and circuit through the beautiful parts of the valley including Peachland and Penticton for an experience of a lifetime.

“We put a lot of effort to make the second rally even more special for our kids, we have a lot of surprises up our sleeve.”

As the Okanagan’s only rally of exotic cars and luxury vehicles, the event aims to touch many lives and hearts by giving the special attention and care to families in need on this fun-filled day touring the Okanagan in some of the most beautiful cars of the the valley.

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Kelowna Ribfest launch faces animal rights protest

Animal advocates draw attention to abuse suffered by factory farm pigs

Super League Triathlon makes North American debut in Penticton

Making its North American debut, the event brings a new twist to the traditional sport

No end in sight, smoke is here to stay

There is no anticipated change in weather for the Okanagan-Shuswap this week

Summerland winery wins platinum at WineAlign awards

Thornhaven Estates Winery recognized for 2015 Syrah in national competition

Animal rights activists to protest Kelowna’s RibFest launch

Animal rights activists plan on sinking their teeth into an annual event they say is unethical and unhealthy.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn reports Franklin passed Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit

Searing memories of the Shuswap’s 1998 Silver Creek wildfire

Tales recounted from the battle against the blaze that nearly destroyed Salmon Arm

Italy says death toll will mount in Genoa bridge collapse

Authorities worried about the stability of remaining large sections of a partially collapsed bridge evacuated about 630 people from nearby apartments.

Former CIA Director: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate

In an opinion piece in The New York Times, John Brennan cites press reports and Trump’s own goading of Russia during the campaign to find Democrat Hillary Clinton’s missing emails.

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Since the crisis exploded in Boston in 2002, dioceses around the country have dealt with similar revelations of widespread sexual abuse.

Baloney Meter: is flow of asylum seekers at Canada-U.S. border a ‘crisis’?

“I think any time you have a government that allows 30,000 people over the course of a short period of time to come into Canada illegally, the impact that that has, that is a crisis,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

Shuswap’s Roots and Blues features unique collaborations this weekend

Festival favourites are the magical workshops where musicians jam who haven’t played together before.

Altidore nets 3 as Toronto drubs Whitecaps 5-2

Vancouver falls 7-4 on aggregate in Canadian Championship final

Ottawa intervenes to get B.C. ball player, 13, to Little League World Series

Before immigration issue was resolved, Dio Gama was out practicing the game he loves Wednesday

Most Read