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Exotic cars, big smiles at the Okanagan Dream Rally

The fourth annual Okanagan Dream Rally hits the road from Kelowna to Penticton and back this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.
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July 30, 2019 - 3:35 PM

It’s a day of exotic, fast cars and making dreams come true.

The fourth annual Okanagan Dream Rally, presented by the August Family Foundation, will see drivers with their luxury vehicles accompanied by young co-pilots make their way from Kelowna to Penticton and back Sunday, Aug. 4.

This is an event not to be missed as these drivers are donating their time to help 100 young people forget, for a short time, some of the hardships they and their families are facing on a daily basis due to illness or other adversities.

“Participating children of the Okanagan Dream Rally will have their very own, high-end rally car and driver for a day. The community and its spectators will partake in the street excitement while the most incredible supercars and sports cars from throughout Western Canada start their engines in Kelowna and circuit through the beautiful parts of the Okanagan Valley including Peachland and Penticton,” explains Matt August or August Luxury Motorcars.

iNFOnews.ca is proud to be a media sponsor of the incredible event. You’ll see one of the lead cars with the iNFOnews logo.

The downtown core will act as the starting point with cars lining Bernard Avenue two-by-two, an exciting spectacle as not only will young people experience an exhilarating day, but the Dream Rally will also raise money for Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon as well as the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation in support of JoAnna’s House.

To date, says August, the foundation has raised $827,000 to support causes in the community. The aim is to take that total to over $1 million this Sunday.

“With the Okanagan Dream Rally, we hope to provide special children and their families with an incredibly fun-filled experience of being in the co-pilot seat of a dream car for a day,” says August, who adds this is a terrific opportunity for the community and businesses to support a good cause and make a difference.

This year, in addition to the rally from Kelowna to Penticton and back, spectators, drivers and co-pilots will be able to cast their eyes upward to take in two of the Royal Canadian Air Force CT-155 Hawk Jets that will perform a flyover downtown Kelowna to signal the start of the rally.

Spectators are welcome to join the excitement of the Dream Rally at no cost on the morning of Aug. 4 by the sails on Bernard Avenue from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. The rally departs at 10:30 a.m., so be sure to arrive early.

When drivers and co-pilots arrive in Penticton, they will do a parade lap down Riverside Drive at about 11:20 a.m.

Traffic will be stopped at Riverside Drive while the rally cars make a left turn onto Riverside and head north to Lakeshore, east on Lakeshore to Power and turn right onto Power and head south. They will proceed through the intersection at Westminster and continue on to a private airport hanger for lunch.

Westbound regular traffic will continue to flow on Lakeshore/Riverside, and northbound traffic will continue to flow on Power. Traffic will be held at each intersection to allow the luxury cars to remain together as they roll through.

Watch as all of the cars continue on Highway 97 along the canal en route to the north end of Skaha Lake before parking at Barefoot Beach Resort where the cars will be available to be viewed. The public is welcome to stop by to see the cars at no cost, donation optional, while the drivers and co-pilots enjoy a private lunch, not open to the public.

In Kelowna, Bernard Avenue from Water Street to Abbott Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. to accommodate the rally. Mill Street will also be closed from Bernard to the Queensway roundabout.

For more information and to get the day’s schedule go here

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