If you’re already in Bellingham, it probably doesn’t take much persuading to convince you to head down to the Boundary Bay. If you’re not in Bellingham, this provides a nice excuse for a roadtrip this weekend.
This Saturday, November 13th, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro will host a fundraiser in their beer garden. In addition to Boundary Bay’s outstanding lineup of beers, the event will feature a not-so-silent auction for outdoor/ski/snowboard gear, Ahi tacos, and music from BentGrass. The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family.
Proceeds benefit the Alpine Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)—a community-based effort that uses local resources to teach alpine safety skills to children and adults throughout the Pacific Northwest. Also, 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Turk family, whose twelve-year-old daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Leukemia this past summer.
The tie-in with ASAP is perfectly natural for the Turk family. Taylor Turk’s father is a considered a snowboard guru around these parts. Carter Turk is recognized as one of the pioneers of the sport, first strapping a homemade plywood board onto his feet back in the early 1980s.
If you’re wondering how this all ties in with the Washington Beer Blog, it just so happens that the Turk family are also dear friends of ours. Posting this story is just a tiny little something we can do to help.