Picnics in the park

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, we’re excited to bring you news of our Gig Buddies picnics in the park.

For three successive Sundays in November we'll be heading outdoors, hitting up various parts of the city. You’re invited to join us at one of the following:

Bring a bite to eat, a drink and blanket. Each picnic runs from 1:30 - 3:30pm and is limited to 20 attendees (including one Gig Buddies Sydney staff member). To sign up, click on the links listed above.

Should you have any questions about our November Sunday sessions, we can be contacted via Facebook Messenger, email (info@gigbuddiesydney.org) or text: 0422 061 990.

Big in knowledge

As for the here and now, this week buddies are invited to join us for our ‘big in Oz’ Kahoot! quiz.

Do you know your Big Avocado from your Big Banana? Or are you aware of the capacity of the Adelaide Oval, or how tall Q1, Australia's highest building, is? If so, come and show us what you know by registering on one of the following links:

Wednesday 14/10:

- Midday: Gig Buddies Sydney ‘Big in Australia’ quiz

Friday 16/10:

- 5pm: Gig Buddies Sydney ‘Big in Australia’ quiz

All online games will take place via Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom, load up the following easy read guide written by Learning Disability Wales. Alternatively, click here to check out our 'how to use Zoom' video.

We’ve also written an easy read guide for Kahoot!, the app used to play the Gig Buddies Sydney online quizzes. Click here to read.

To play the Gig Buddies Sydney online quizzes buddies will need access to two devices, one to run Zoom and the other to enable the Kahoot! app. For example, buddies could access Zoom via a desktop computer/laptop and load up the Kahoot! app on a smartphone or tablet.

Please note, questions for Gig Buddies Sydney's online quizzes will be updated weekly and we encourage participants to only attend one quiz event.

If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email: info@gigbuddiessydney.org, get in touch on Facebook Messenger or contact us via text or on the phone on either 0422 061 990 or 0412 145 819.

Strolling around Sydney

Our bush walk socials continue, and since the last update buddies have taken strolls around Watsons Bay (1/10), Glebe (2/10) and Freshwater (10/10).

Thanks to everyone who’s joined up over the past 10 days. To see more photos from each walk, click here.

Five more matches

And since our last update we’ve also made five new pairings.

We’re delighted to welcome Rodrigo and Stavros (top, L - R), Nico and Harry (middle, L - R), Claudia and Sam (bottom, L - R) along with Greg and Symon and Brendan and Lieti (not pictured) to the team.

Eight ready to go

While we also held another two volunteer training sessions.

Thanks to Michael, Jake and Gilbert (top, L - R) and Jack, Harriet, Kate, Adrian and Liam (bottom, L- R) for coming in. We’re excited to introduce you to your buddies soon.

Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Sydney Community Engagement Coordinator


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The Gig Buddies Sydney project is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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