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VOC’s Muharram Picnic, a day for family

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On Sunday, VOC hosted its very first Muharram Picnic, where it encouraged communities to welcome the new Islamic year, 1438, in the spirit of family. The event, which was hosted at Minitown, in Melkbosstrand, was attended by a flood of families, all hoping to spend the day out in sun.

VOC staff worked tirelessly to ensure that all guests were having fun.
VOC staff worked tirelessly to ensure that all guests were having fun and those unable to attend shared in the excitement.
Minitown in Melkbosstrand
Minitown in Melkbosstrand showcases an array of popular buildings that makes up Cape Town’s silhouette

Guests were entertained by Local comedian, Waasief Piekaan, as well as nasheed artists, Toyer Abrahams and Ishmael Galant.

As parents used the day to relax, kids were provided with an array of fun activities, such as games, a ‘mini-petting zoo’, and swimming.

VOC Drive Time producer, Ibrahim Kangwa Chibwe enjoyed the animals.
VOC Drive Time producer, Ibrahim Kangwa Chibwe enjoyed the animals.
Guests enjoyed a day of swimming.
Guests enjoyed a day of swimming.

While People came from all over the Western Cape, including Saldanha and Paarl, VOC was excited to host guests from Canada.

For many, the highlight of the day was the ‘ice-breaker’, in which guests were taught methods of relaxation, such as zumba.

Guests were taught methods of relations as a means to break-the-ice and begin enjoying the fun-filled day.
Guests were taught methods of relaxation as a means to break-the-ice and to begin enjoying the fun-filled day.
Relation techniques underway.
Relation techniques underway.

Guests continued to enter the venue after 3pm, all excitedly anticipating the many activities on offer.

“After 3pm we still had people coming in, and we had over a thousand people attend the event. So, it was a huge event,” VOC’s Sukayna Johaadien explained.

Kids enjoying the play-park as they frolicked in the sun.
Kids enjoying the play-park as they frolicked in the sun.

“Everyone made it a huge success; the VOC staff, the entertainers, and our VOC supporters – we have to thank them for their contribution.”

VOC staff took to the pitch and got caught up in competitive game of soccer.
VOC staff took to the pitch in a competitive game of dodge-ball.
VOC staff kept listeners entertained as the day continued.
VOC staff kept listeners entertained as the day continued.

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