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From Mile Zero to the Arctic Circle – and back again

2,800 km trip. And then another 2,800 back.
From left to right - Imran Bajwa Usman Ahmed, Mohammad Usman Ahmed, Maqsood Ahmed, Naveed ul Islam, Musawar Ahmad Rizwan Bajwa, and Rashid Ahmed.

Talk about a once in a lifetime trip. The eight man team with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association stopped at Mile Zero Friday to break down their week driving to Tuktoyaktuk.

“It was a miracle. We are very blessed,” said Rashid Ahmed about the 2,800 km trip. One way.

The quick trip to dip their feet in Arctic Ocean was not without peril. A couple sets of tires blown, and they abandoned their RV on the way up after problems.

“It was certainly a once in a lifetime trip,” said Naveed ul Islam, National Director of Outreach with AMYA.

The mission, made up of men from Saskatoon and Toronto, started from Edmonton Sept. 20.

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