Having reached our early 60s and lived in numerous cities, we have never had a call, never mind a visit from the Welcome Wagon. Imagine our surprise when we did get a call and a visit from Ann Hill. She welcomed us to the area and was most helpful, going out of her way to call us back on one of our inquiries, and informing us of many events and attractions of which we were totally unaware. At the same time, she left behind coupons for discounts and free merchandise. You really can’t beat that to make us feel welcome to Qualicum Beach.