One woman’s love for baking helped not only Saskatchewan but also the entire nation. In 1927, Dutch immigrant Christina Riepsamen whipped up a delicious batch of cookies She would, unintentionally, create a nationally recognized symbol that sells four million boxes every year. That symbol? Girl Guide Cookies.
Christina arrived in Regina from Holland in 1915 with her husband and daughter. But it wasn’t until twelve years later that her idea, born of need, ingenuity, and a love for making sweet treats, wafted through the neighborhoods in Regina, the province, and finally the whole of Canada.
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