It was learning about women in Islam that impressed Emma Korolew the most about the inaugural Islamic Awareness Day. Organized by Markaz-ul-Islam, the Islamic Centre of Fort McMurray, the day-long event saw over 1,000 people in attendance at MacDonald Island Park on June 7.

"I loved trying on the hijab (Islamic headscarf), and got to keep it too, the henna tattoos, and learning so much about Islam and women's role in the religion. It's a great event," said Korolew.

Projects on various topics about Islam from Fort McMurray Islamic School (FMIS) students, and other schools were a focal point of attention.

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