Author: Sakinah Bokhari

Gear Up Girl gets cyclists moving

More than 1500 women cyclists participated in Gear up Girl on Sunday 11 March 2018 finishing at Cronulla beach to raise money for the Heart Foundation. It has been an annual event since 2008, with cyclists enjoying the pristine ride of 20km, 40km, 60km or the new 80km ride from Sydney Olympic Park to Cronulla. Gear Up Girl is a Bicycle NSW initiative, held with the support of the Heart Foundation, that provides opportunities for women to experience the pleasure of riding a bicycle. Research shows that only 26% percent of riders in NSW are women (2016 Bicycle NSW...

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Triathlon Pink at Sydney Olympic Park

On Saturday 2 December, hundreds of women and kids competed in Triathlon Pink held at Sydney Olympic Park. Triathlon has become a popular sport. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines, swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon Pink holds events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and they are a national series which aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2017/2018, they hope to take their fundraising past $2 million. The next event in Sydney will be on...

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MS Sydney – Wollongong charity bike ride

On Sunday 5 November, 10,000 cyclists participated in the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Sydney to Wollongong cycle to raise money for people suffering from MS. It has been an annual event for the last 36 years with cyclists enjoying the spectacular ride from Sydney to Wollongong of either  a distance of 58km or 82km. Both the long and the short courses take you through spectacular scenery as you make your way through the Royal National Park, enjoy incredible views from Stanwell Tops, pedal over the breathtaking Sea Cliff Bridge and cross the finish line in Wollongong amongst a backdrop of sun,...

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Mufti Menk goes live in Sydney

Mufti Menk, the popular Islamic celebrity gave his live lecture, a first for Australia, addressing thousands of mainly young people at the Sports Centre at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday 25 October 2017.  Dr Mufti Ismail Menk, the Grand Mufti of Zimbabwe is a leading global Islamic scholar with a high profile social media presence such as Twitter and has hundreds of videos on his YouTube channel Mufti Menk series disseminating Islamic education with effective delivery for a global audience. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe obtaining Islamic education in Madinah, Saudi Arabia and holds a Doctorate of...

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Revival of Islamic storytelling

Award-winning author, storyteller and artist Ms Mehded Maryam Sinclair has been touring Australia narrating the story of Prophet Musa (a).  On Sunday 24 September she told the 1.5 hour long story to a group of 70 people at the Hills Family Festival in Castle Hill. The audience of young and old were captivated with her unique and engaging story telling. She has also narrated the story in two parts at the LMA and next moves to Canberra and Melbourne for a few more events. Ms Mehded Maryam Sinclair lives, writes, teaches, studies, and narrates authentic Islamic material in Amman...

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