Christmas Trees at the Hotel Bellwether

photoWe have some talented decorators over at Boundary Bay Brewery. Head on over the the Hotel Bellwether on Saturday, December 6th from 4-6pm and check out our beer-themed tree!

Join us for the 3nd Annual Holiday Tree Lighting event benefiting the Opportunity Council’s Dorothy PlaceA secure 21-unit facility in Bellingham that provides support services and transitional housing for single women and women with children who are survivors of domestic violence.

Local Bellingham businesses have masterfully decorated a themed tree at the hotel and we’re asking you to vote for your favorite! Voters are eligible to win a FREE night stay in the hotel Bellwether’s Light House Suite!

Tis the season of giving – so we kindly as that you bring along a nonperishable food items or provide a monetary donation. Throughout December, monetary and canned food donations will be collected to benefit Dorothy Place and donations will be met with a 10% discount to the Lighthouse Bar and Grill!

Holiday trees are on display through December. You are welcome to come down at any point during the week and vote starting this Saturday, December 6th from 4-pm! Cheers!

Striving for Sustainability

Boundary Bay joins Sustainable ConnectionsToward Zero Waste campaign alongside local governments and over 100 other local businesses that have made a commitment to reduce at least 50% of their waste this year. Our aim is to reduce or eliminate waste going to local landfills, increase reuse and recycling of existing resources and purchase more products available to us through local businesses. So far, we use food waste bins, so all of our kitchen waste gets recycled and we have disposable silverware (for takeout and for use down in the beer garden) made of biodegradable corn starch. Most importantly, all of our spent grains from our brewing goes to local farms where it gets used for livestock feed. We will be continuing to implement procedures to further this zero waste goal.

Many of our food products come from local businesses thereby reducing gas consumption as well as supporting other local businesses. In our new menus at Boundary Bay, any food item or beverage that utilizes local ingredients is marked with a Buy Local Be Local logo.

We get our seafood from Barlean’s, our dairy from Breckenridge Farm and our ravioli from Pastazza. Ralf’s Bavarian Bakery supplies us with buns as well as pretzels, Grace Café makes our pies, and our produce is supplied by K & M farm. Our honey comes from Gilemette, our breads from Avenue Breads and Great Harvest Breads and our sprouts from Happy Valley farm. We, here at Boundary Bay, are trying to take steps to tangibly decrease the environmental impact of our business. In turn, we hope to inspire other businesses and individuals to take similarly sustainable actions and work together to move this community Toward Zero Waste!