A recent article in the Globe and Mail describing life in Qualicum Beach did not, I believe, reflect the true picture. The word ‘grey’ is used to suggest that the residents are quietly shuffling along and that their presence dominates the community.
Not so at all. This is a vibrant place to live. Just be here for Fire and Ice in early May, the Fathers Day car show or Halloween.
On the streets we see all ages mingling and enjoying the town atmosphere. They have live theatre, curling, an excellent swimming pool and civic centre. There’s lawn bowling with year-round facilities, also a very active seniors’ centre where one’s age is not a big deal. We have a very proactive and dedicated town council, a lovely beach and walkways. As well as all this there is good shopping with actual store fronts and a year-round farmers’ market. There’s even a roundabout.
So why live anywhere else? And do we want to give those ‘easterners’ the ‘real goods’ on life here?
Roy JonesQualicum Beach