Cycling across Canada to raise money for charity wasn’t the original plan for two Afghans who came to the country as refugees over a decade ago.
Originally, Sulaiman Hakimi and Jamil Ahmadi – two friends who both grew up in Kabul – had simply intended to bike around Montreal to explore parts of the city they were still getting to know. A few years later, inspired by an acquaintance who had made a similar trip, Hakimi proposed the cycling across Canada to Ahmadi.
The 28-year-old made just one request: “I accepted the challenge conditional on adding a charitable angle,” said Ahmadi.
And that’s how Cycle for Growth – where the two friends set out to raise $10,000 for the Breakfast Club of Canada – was born.
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