Founded in 2015, the August Family Foundation is our way of giving back to the community that has given so much to us. With the passing of Gary August, we realized just how much our community had touched him. We knew we wanted to create something that would ensure his legacy lived on in the Okanagan.
With such a deep connection in their loyal community spanning over the past 75 years, it seemed a fitting opportunity to return the support and respect that they themselves had received. The August Family Foundation began small but has flourished into so many amazing events, however none as spectacular as the Okanagan Dream Rally. The Okanagan Dream Rally is an exotic/sports car rally dedicated to children and youth who have gone through difficult challenges in their lives with the purpose of creating unforgettable moments to last a lifetime.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Brian & Irene AugustCo-Founders
Achieving The Impossible
As two young entrepreneurs, born into a family with a long legacy in the Okanagan – we feel like the August Family Foundation is our way of giving back to the community that has given so much to us. With the passing of Gary August, we realized how the community touched him, and the life the community gave him. We realized this after the amazing amount of people who came forward with heart felt memories and condolences, we knew he was an amazing person but didn’t know how much he touched the people around him. I then realized it’s not what you have in life it’s the people in it that make the difference and for that I thank him.
Our first event with the Central Okanagan Hospice Association was very important to us. The organization took unbelievable care of one of our own Uncle Gary, The way that they were taken care of felt as though it wasn’t their job, it was their passion. Our focus with the August Family Foundation is to help charities within the Okanagan who have helped touched locals in the valley.