Name: Jan Hickman

How long have you called Maple Ridge home?
I was born in Holland and immigrated to Canada at the age of 6 – went to St Pat’s Catholic school & then was in the first graduating class out of Garibaldi High school in 1965. I moved to Australia in 1966, England 1968, Holland 1969 & then back to Ontario for the next 12 years. I have been back in Maple Ridge since 1982.

Who inspires you?
A lot of people inspire me, but my son and daughter inspire me the most.

What makes you proud to be from Maple Ridge?
I love this community I live in. I’m proud of all that we have: arts, recreation, local shopping and, best of all, amazing community spirit!

How do you keep yourself happy and healthy?
My family is my motivation to stay happy and healthy. I tell my children “I am at my best when I am needed” – this extends to my community as well.

What’s the kindest thing someone has done for you lately?
My 7 year old grandson, Rocco, recently told me I’m his best friend.

Jan Hickman is a Realtor with ReMax Lifestyle Realty. She is a Director with the Maple Ridge Community Foundation, Ambassador for Alisa’s Wish, Past President of Haney Rotary where she is still a member. Jan also sits on several committees for the Vancouver Real Estate Board. 

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