VSE facilitated a historic first gathering between the Hindu Society of Alberta and the Kohkam Ksewatiswin Society as part of an exploration circle of their common spiritual practices. They gathered their children around a sacred fire, watched Spirits, a video of a similar gathering in Winnipeg that shares the Western Canadian portion of Swami Vivekananda's flagship journey to the West in 1893. We listened to guest speaker, Bill Shead, Chairman of the Neeginan Centre in Winnipeg. He talked about their centre's twenty year relationship with the Hindu community. Afterwards we broke bannock and sipped tulsi tea. The consensus at the end of the exploratory was that we should repeat this again in a year. The event served as the first of two Vedanta Society of Edmonton Canada 150 celebrations. We can facilitate other group exploration circle and Spirits screenings. Contact Shreela.