In 1989, Janet Renquist arrived in Prince George as a refugee from her war torn homeland of Uganda. With her infectious optimism and caring personality, Janet and her family made the huge adjustments to life in a new and different community and culture. And since that time, she has vigorously given back to her community. She is an active volunteer with Immigrant & Multicultural Services of Prince George where she is a source of inspiration for newcomers, immigrants and refugee families. Through the African Heritage Society and other groups, Janet is recognized throughout the community for promoting cross-cultural understanding, racial harmony and social justice.
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