BEACH CLEAN UP – Saturday, July 5th 8:00am-12:00pm

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
JULY

We are a popular destination for people throughout the County on the 4th of July, but the Beach can get quite littered so we’re hosting a Bay clean up the morning after.

Beach Clean Up
Saturday, July 5th
8:00am-12:00pm
Meet us at :
7900 Birch Bay Drive
Coffee, and Snacks

Thank you in advance for your help in keeping Birch Bay beautiful!

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Dog (&Cat) Daze of Summer Photo Contest

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What’s Happening June 27 – July 4th

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Friday, June 27th
Backyard BBQ & Beach Party at Semiahmoo Resort 6:00pm-9:30pm
9565 Semihamoo Parkway at their Seaview Terrace
Great BBQ, and Live Music by The Atlantics
Call for Reservations (360) 318-2090

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Live Music at The Will’O Pub & Café 6:00pm-9:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive
Featuring: Talented Piano Man, Bobby Lee

Salmon Speak at Birch Bay State Park 6:00pm
Join NSEA for a talk about the salmon lifecycle and
how NSEA is working to improve salmon habitat along
Terrell Creek.

Saturday, June 28th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Zumba 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball TBA (Call)
Open Basketball 2:00pm-4:00pm

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Live Music at The Will’O Pub & Café 6:00pm-9:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive
Featuring: Talented Piano Man, Bobby Lee

North Cascades Concert Band – Two Opportunities
Semiahmoo Resort Dock 2:00pm
Birch Bay State Park’s Wildlife Theatre 6:30pm
Bring a Blanket or Beach Chairs

Sunday, June 29th
Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Monday, June 30th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Zumba 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Pickle Ball 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, July 1st
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Yoga 10:00am-11:00am
Ladies Pickle Ball 11:30-2:00pm
Karate 4:30pm-6:00pm
Ballroom Dancing 7:30pm-8:30pm

Dog (and Cat) Daze of Summer July 1st-21st
Photo Contest at Bay Café
7608 Birch Bay Drive
Bring your favorite four pawed friend to Bay Cafe’s
Garden and snap a photo and submit it here.


Karaoke Night at The Will’O Pub & Café at 8:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Join Host Bobby Lee for a fun night of Karaoke.

Wednesday, July 2nd
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Zumba Toning 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Badminton 5:30pm-7:00pm
Open Basketball 7:00pm-9:00pm

Dog (and Cat) Daze of Summer July 1st-21st
Photo Contest at Bay Café
7608 Birch Bay Drive
Bring your favorite four pawed friend to Bay Cafe’s
Garden and snap a photo and submit it here.

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Salmon Speak at Birch Bay State Park 6:00pm
Join NSEA for a talk about the salmon lifecycle and
how NSEA is working to improve salmon habitat along
Terrell Creek.

Thursday, June 3rd
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Yoga 8:00am-9:00am
Line Dance CANCELLED
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Karate 4:30pm-6:00pm

Dog (and Cat) Daze of Summer July 1st-21st
Photo Contest at Bay Café
7608 Birch Bay Drive
Bring your favorite four pawed friend to Bay Cafe’s
Garden and snap a photo and submit it here.

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Trivia Night at The Will’O Pub & Café 7:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive
Bring a Team, and have a Blast. Reservations Suggested

Friday, July 4th
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Salmon BBQ at Semiahmoo Resort 6:00pm-9:30pm
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Gorgeous spot to have some BBQ and then watch the
Fireworks across the Bay

BBQ at The Will’O Pub & Café - Starting at Noon
7714 Birch Bay Drive
The British Pub goes AMERICAN for a day!
Traditional American BBQ favorites, Drink Specials.

Blaine’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Car Show 8:00am-3:00pm
Arts & Crafts Fair 10:00am-5:00pm
Parade 12:00pm
Fireworks 10:15pm at Blaine Marine Park

Dog (and Cat) Daze of Summer July 1st-21st
Photo Contest at Bay Café
7608 Birch Bay Drive
Bring your favorite four pawed friend to Bay Cafe’s
Garden and snap a photo and submit it here.

COMING UP:
BEACH CLEAN UP: JULY 5th 8:00am-12:00pm
7900 Birch Bay Drive
We need you Help, please!

If you would like your event posted in this weekly newsletter, please send a brief description including date and time and location to: info@birchbaychamber.com no later than 4:00pm each Thursday. This is a service provided for Chamber Members only.

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Community News – June 26

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BIRCH BAY BEACH CLEAN UP: JULY 5th 8:00am-12:00pm
Mark your Calendars…We need your help! While the 4th of July here in Birch Bay is always a popular draw, the day after can be messy. We want to keep our bay clean, and safe for both people and wildlife. Gather your friends, family, co-workers and come on down to the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center at 7900 Birch Bay Drive. We’ll provide gloves, rubbish bags, coffee and cookies. If you would like to let us know you are coming,
you can call (360) 371-5004 or E-mail: info@birchbaychamber.com.
Otherwise, we hope to see you there!

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BIRCH BAY DRIVE & PEDESTRIAN FACILITY PROJECT  – “THE BERM”
On June 17th Whatcom County Council approved adding $1.1 million to their budget for this project. The project provides for a 1.58 mile berm and pedestrian walkway along Birch Bay Drive. Negotiations are under way with an Engineering Firm. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016. For more information or To stay up to date on the progress of this project: Whatcom County Public Works

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PROJECT OUTREACH FROM CHAMBER MEMBER, HARRY SKINNER
We received this letter reaching out to the Community for support. If you are interested in becoming involved with this project, please use the contact information below.

Dear Community Members :
It may be possible that there are other members in our organization interested in playing a part in the volunteer leadership of this non-profit corporation (www.recoveryhuts.com) as we take final steps toward formal accreditation and funding for our emergency sheltering system now starting to expand for both domestic US and off-shore user agencies and governments around the world.
To qualify for 501c3 status we will need top-level leaders – especially board of directors members – and corporate officers (Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer).  Promotion, Marketing, Sales and Operations,
depending on the strategies selected, will be the only salaried positions.
This project has been easing forward over the past 8+ years as almost a solo enterprise relying on a wonderful group of volunteer assists – administrative, IT, promotion, fund-seeking, design-development, small-scale fabrication, foreign presentation and display – and has received considerable attention in various media.  The ‘channels’ are open and we are to be ‘on board’.
The major difference Recovery Huts enjoys from some of the other serious, high-quality shelter offerings is our fully-modular basic design allowing a shelter that can quickly, efficiently and economically be handled, shipped and deployed by unskilled workers w/o tools to meet emergency response and at the same time has built-in features allowing different configurations for use as ‘intermediate’ and permanent ‘long-term’ use in community resettlement – offering proud housing far exceeding what these populations often return to when the usual emergency hustle is over.

Beyond the frequency of emergency responses around the world, the need for slum housing upgrade and replacement world wide is even more enormous. What Recovery Huts offers is far and away just the kind of system required to make the world a so-much-better place.  We hope you will agree. Join Us? See our web page and call for a meeting?

Harry Skinner, President
RECOVERY HUTS, INC.
360 306 0097
E-mail: hwskinner@earthlink.net
www.recoveryhuts.com

(Project Not Affiliated with Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce)

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VENDOR SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR BIRCH BAY DISCOVERY DAYS
We still have spaces available for the Arts & Crafts Fair at Birch Bay’s Discovery Days on July 19th & 20th. For a Vendor Application or Parade Entry Form, Click Here.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU DIG
All this beautiful weather makes folks want to head to the Beach for the Day. If you are wanting to go clamming, please make sure to call before you dig. 1-800-562-5632
Or Check Online here.

 

 

 

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4th of July – Be Aware, Be Safe, Be Clean

I was going to write a piece about the 4th of July, and then came across this great Article from last year, by our Past President, John Gargett. He did a fabulous job, so for those who missed it or would like a reminder, here you go…Thanks John!
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Also, Birch Bay Clean Up Day July 5th 8am – 12pm at 7900 Birch Bay Drive
For more information, call 360-371-5004
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4th of July – Be Aware, Be Safe, Be Clean by John Gargett
4th of julyThe 4th of July in Birch Bay is certainly an eagerly anticipated event by people who love fireworks.  However, not everyone loves fireworks, they can be dangerous to people and pets, noisy and pollute our bay.  Let’s remember that while fireworks are part of the 4th of July, that they should be used with care and responsibly.

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Again this year Birch Bay will have a strong presence of our Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and our Fire Department.  There will be a command center on the beach in the middle of the bay, officers will be patrolling on foot, as well as in vehicles, and the fire department will be staging equipment in several locations.  Their primary job is to help ensure public safety.  In this NWFRLogoregard, they will be on the lookout for intoxication, open use of liquor in public areas, illegal fireworks, as well as responding to incidents should they arise.

All of us have a role in helping ensure we have a 4th of July that is focused on family, friends and safe use of fireworks:

  • Know the laws. Communities typically have different fireworks ordinances; check the fireworks safety website for a complete breakdown of local laws and regulations.
  • Avoid illegal fireworks. Licensed retailers are only allowed to sell legal fireworks. Check with local police or fire departments to determine which fireworks are permitted and visit the Fireworks Ban or Restricted Sales/Use list for statewide sales and discharge periods.
  • Exercise safety. Never place any body parts directly over fireworks when lighting and ensure that proper adult supervision is available when children are involved.
  • Be prepared. Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of a mishap; read instructions and warning labels carefully before igniting.
  • Don’t pollute. When festivities are over, clean up the area; pour water over extinguished fireworks to prevent fire and dispose of litter properly.

The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office also has provided two great information sheets produced by the Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau that you can print out and use to help guide you on the safe use of fireworks:

  1. Fireworks Safety Do’s and Don’ts
  2. Fireworks Stand List of Legal and Illegal Fireworks

While fireworks in Birch Bay are legal (See hours below), remember to:

  1. Be Aware of yourself, family, friends as well as those around you.
  2. Be Safe by being responsible with fire works:
    1. Have a bucket of water or hose available.
    2. Assist the Fire Department and Sheriff if needed.
    3. Do not use fireworks if you have been drinking.
    4. Keep a clear distance from others when using fireworks.
  3. Be Clean by removing all used fireworks from the beach and putting in your garbage, and on the morning of the 5th, walk the beach and pick up debris.

Have a safe and enjoyable family 4th of July, and please, also remember that the 4th of July is also a time to reflect on the importance of the day as part of our Nation’s history.

RCW 70.77.395 (State Law) – Fireworks sales and discharge laws. Dates and times common fireworks may be sold or discharged.

Date
Sales Period
Discharge Period
June 28th
12 p.m. (noon) to 11 p.m.
12 p.m. (noon) to 11 p.m.
June 29th to July 3rd
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
July 4th
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
9 a.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight)
July 5th
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

English: Fireworks on the Fourth of July

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What’s Happening June 13th – June 19th

Friday, June 13th
Bobby Lee at The Will’O Pub & Café 6:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Music & Dancing with piano man, Bobby Lee McMurray

Backyard BBQ & Beach Party at Semiahmoo Resort 6:00pm-9:30pm
9565 Semihamoo Parkway at their Seaview Terrace
Great BBQ, and Live Music by The Atlantics
Call for Reservations (360) 318-2090

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Saturday, June 14th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Zumba 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Open Basketball 2:00pm-4:00pm

Bobby Lee at The Will’O Pub & Café 6:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Music & Dancing with piano man, Bobby Lee McMurray

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Sunday, June 15th
Happy Fathers Day type for card or ad.
Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

 

Monday, June 16th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Zumba 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Pickle Ball 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday, June 17th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Yoga 10:00am-11:00am
Ladies Pickle Ball 11:30-2:00pm
Karate 4:30pm-6:00pm
Ballroom Dancing 7:30pm-8:30pm

Chamber Luncheon at Sandcastle Resort 11:30am
7854 Birch Bay Drive
Speakers:
Loni Rahm, BWCT
Ann Cline, Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

Karaoke Night at The Will’O Pub & Café at 8:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Join Host Bobby Lee for a fun night of Karaoke.

Wednesday, June 18th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Badminton 5:30pm-7:00pm
Open Basketball 7:00pm-9:00pm
Walk to White Rock 10:00am-2:00pm
CALL FOR DETAILS

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Thursday, June 19th
Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Rec at 7511 Gemini Street
Yoga 8:00am-9:00am
Line Dance 9:30am-10:30am
Pickle Ball 11:00-2:00pm
Karate 4:30pm-6:00pm

Karaoke at VIA Birch Bay 8:00pm
7829 Birch Bay Drive in Birch Bay
Enjoy a night of Karaoke w/ DJ Tim

Trivia Night at The Will’O Pub & Café 7:00pm
7714 Birch Bay Drive
Bring a Team, and have a Blast. Reservations Suggested

Specials:
*Birch Bay Waterslide is offering Group Rate of $15.95 for 8 instead of
10 people. Special Good June 21st-27th
*July 12th-15th Father’s Day Sale
Find your Fashion 1863 Main Street #101 in Ferndale
is offering 20-50% off.
Find your Fashion Again 1740 Labounty Road in Ferndale
is offering 25% off the Entire Men’s Collection


If you would like your event posted in this weekly newsletter, please send a brief description including date and time and location to: info@birchbaychamber.com no later than 4:00pm each Thursday. This is a service provided for Chamber Members only.

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Birch Bay State Park Summer Raffle

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