The Hamdon/Shaben family dates to the turn of the last century when two Lebanese peddlers came to Alberta to seek a better life. Ali Hamdon became a fur trader in Fort Chipewyan. Saleem Shaben opened a general store in Endiang. Decades later, their two families became one through a marriage, and a mosque. Today, the great grandchildren of those Muslim pioneers are contributing in their own way to building a better Alberta and a better world.