Old Girls power on wheels

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Colombo will soon be graced by Sri Lanka’s first all-female tag team cycle race. It will be flagged off on 1 March at Independence Square. Past pupils from Holy Family Convent, Ladies’ College, Methodist College, Musaeus Colleges, St. Paul’s Milagiriya and Visakha Vidyalaya will come together in this unique competition, all for the love of cycling. This is being organised by the Pedal Pushers Cyclists, a non-profit group that arranges exciting off and on road rides. The Girl Power Cycle Race is an open event where 12 riders from each school will participate in the relay. Winners of this competition will carry forward their points, which will contribute to the final tally of the Girl Power Invitational Interschool Old Girls Sports Meet held at the Sports Ministry Grounds on 8 March. This occasion will be a fitting tribute to celebrate International Women’s Day, which promotes friendship and fellowship. Proceeds will be donated to purchase water purification filters for girls’ schools in the North Central Province, which are desperately in need of clean drinking water to offset the high, regional incidents of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Get together at Independence Square on 1 March to witness history in the making and cheer the teams from Holy Family, Ladies’, Methodist, Musaeus, St. Paul’s and Visakha. Excitement and fun is guaranteed for the entire family. Contributions for this worthy cause are welcome. For more information contact Aasha (Holy Family) on 0774955157, Dilko (Ladies) on 0777772888, Shayani (Methodist) on 0777559465, Sandamali (Musaeus) 0777386661, Roshani (St Paul’s) 0777872961, and Harshini (Visakha) on 0777415499.