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Lieutenant Governor in the city for the weekend

Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, delivers opening remarks to the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries 2019 Conference in Prince George Monday. Bill Phillips photo
Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, delivers opening remarks to the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries 2019 Conference in Prince George Monday. Bill Phillips photo

Prince George had a pretty special guest on the weekend.

Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, was in the city from Friday until Monday. During her weekend stay she visited the Prince George Native Friendship Centre and Smokehouse Kitchen where she watched a demo of bannock making by youth enrolled in the Smokehouse Kitchen catering program.

On Saturday, she toured the UNBC campus and attended a light reception with students and faculty. She visited the Pacific Autism Centre and attended a luncheon with first responders and families.

Saturday afternoon she toured Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park and Pavilion and watched a performance by the Khast’an Drummers. Saturday evening she attended the Northern Emergency Support Services Training’s annual award banquet at the Prince George Civic Centre, honouring Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteers in northern B.C.

On Sunday Austin hosted a roundtable discussion with service providers and women with lived experience to learn more about the community’s work with women fleeing violence and abuse. She toured Two Rivers Gallery and attended a reception with members of the local arts community. Sunday evening she attended a reception with members of the local government, business and non-profit community.

Monday morning she delivered the opening remarks at the BC Association of Healthcare Auxiliaries 2019 Conference.

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