It was 25 years ago this month that the Chinese spiritual discipline of Falun DaFa was introduced to the public.
Also known as Falun Gong, Falun DaFa consists of moral teachings for daily life based on the values of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance, accompanied by meditation exercises.
It is practiced by over 100 million people in China alone, as well as by residents in over 100 countries around the world.
Local supporters of Falun DaFa celebrated the anniversary on Saturday by teaching the meditation exercises to interested visitors at the Grande Prairie Farmers market.
A proclamation by the city, recognizing May as Falun DaFa month, was also read.