Newcomers from Oyster River south to Fanny Bay can receive a visit from The Welcome Wagon. Here, the owner of Seeds Market receives his 10 year plaque. Photo submitted

Welcome Wagon ready to greet newcomers to the Valley

Anyone from Oyster River south to Fanny Bay is eligible

  • Jan. 8, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Wagon began as a national service in Canada in 1960 and newcomers to the Comox Valley have been greeted by smiling Welcome Wagon representatives since the ’90s.

Many of the newcomers have been retired, but military personnel is also included. Being deployed and living in many places can be very unsettling, but when Edith received a Welcome Wagon basket in Comox she was thrilled.

She received information on her new community and started exploring the area. Local businesses, such as Anmarcos Furniture in Courtenay, offered a free gift and she discovered new shopping areas. For her, this was the first time anyone had arrived on her doorstep with a basket of goodies, and she felt welcomed and ‘at home.’

For newcomers from Oyster River south to Fanny Bay who would like a visit, contact: Judi at or 250-218-5431 or Silvana at

They look forward to meeting you!

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