Year in review: Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

By Randy Parten

What a year that was! With the nostalgic Roll Back Weekend Cruise and Car Show, the, shall we say turbulent, Discover Birch Bay Days, Sandcastle Contest Weekend, Kite Festival and Ring of Fire/Polar Bear Plunge, we certainly put our new beach park property to good use!

So many smiles were seen when all the hot rods were cruising’ the bay this summer – just like the good old days! Of course, we have to do that again in 2016 with even more amazing cars. We hope to again offer up to $12,000 of potential cash payouts on the crab derby – maybe more!

Coming up in 2016, we have applied with the Guinness Book of World Records to attempt to break the world record for the longest line of Subaru cars on March 19.

We are also in the developmental stages of the Captain Vancouver/Lummi Nation Unity Weekend on June 18–19, so plan to anchor your boat out in the bay that weekend, enjoy the entertainment and celebrate our local history and culture.

The chamber would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our volunteers. None of these events can happen without those citizens who contribute just a little time helping out along the way. If you could spare even an hour or two chipping in to help us create one of these events for our community, please contact me directly at

Most importantly, we couldn’t do anything without the support of our local businesses. In turn, let’s support them. Please make a point to shop local and patronize our Birch Bay and surrounding businesses. We are all in this together and great things can be done when we all work together! Onward and upward!

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