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by Paul on 08/25/10 at 09:50 AM ET
from Keith Gerein of the Edmonton Journal,
Of all the places to meet a celebrity, the backwoods of Sweden might seem to be among the least likely.
That’s what Gordon Stenhouse thought when he travelled to the Scandinavian wilderness in April to conduct research on grizzly bears.
One day, on a field trip, Stenhouse’s camp received a surprise visitor. The new arrival did not have brown fur, a long snout and dark eyes, but instead came with blond hair, blue eyes and a face recognizable from countless broadcasts of Hockey Night in Canada.
It was retired Swedish superstar Mats Sundin.
“When I was there, it was not too long after Canada won hockey gold in the Olympics, so I took over some Team Canada jerseys for the Swedish researchers—not wanting to rub it in or anything,” Stenhouse said. “Well, they made a phone call to Mats and he came up from Stockholm with his father. It turns out he is very interested in wildlife and the bear project in Sweden.”
continue to read about research that could help Alberta improve the status of its threatened grizzly population.
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