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We are currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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Marianne Bondesson - Pfister selling her craft at the Swedish Christmas Market in Burnaby

A Holiday Story

In 1978 she visited her paternal grandparents farm in Skåne, Sweden. While visiting, she collected some rye grains from the barn floor and put them in her jacket pocket and forgot about them. On a chilly day in the fall wearing her jacket, she suddenly found the grains. She spread them in her garden in Fraser Valley. To her surprise, the rye grains sprouted and grew into quality stalks for straw craft. In her youth, Marianne had acquired knowledge in this old craft. All her beautiful items of straw originate from the rye grains in Skåne.

The Swedish Heritage in B.C. would like to thank Marianne, who has donated several interesting artifacts, and all other donors and members for their support during the year gone by. Due to covid-19 we are closed, but hope to see you, when we open again. May you stay safe and healthy!

From all of us at Swedish Heritage in B.C.,
we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
God Jul och Gott Nytt År!


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Celebrating Swedes in Canucks

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World's largest coin?

2 Daler, anno 1740, visit us and learn more


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Benevolence Society SVEA 1908-1968

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