Harry Potter Trivia
On Wednesday night all our “Potterheads” joined together at Souths Juniors to combine our knowledge at a round of Harry Potter Trivia. Tahli won the first round of "True of False" and won some drink vouchers and a Harry Potter pencil case. Tahli’s feedback on the night. “Great to connect with the Gig Buddies Community to share our love of Harry Potter”. Nick took out the very difficult “Who am I” after the host only gave a few small clues to guess who it was. Nick guessed Miriam Margolyes who played Professor Pomona Sprout. Nick had previously met her at Dymocks at a book club function. Nick mentioned “She’s very nice and very knowledgeable on Dickens, Wilde and Shakespeare”. Nick won a Harry Potter hat to add to his collection. Our Gig Buddies team went on to win the Trivia night! We won dinner vouchers which we will be in touch to organise a celebratory dinner soon. For Harry Potter Trivia photos from the night, please follow this link.
Supernova Comic Con & Gaming
Yesterday was the first time we went as a group to Supernova Comic Con and Gaming at Sydney Olympic Park.
We chatted to some gig buddies while we were there.
Firstly to Colin and Gerard from Eastern Sydney:
Is this your first time to Super Nova?
No, we have both been lots of times
What makes you want to keep coming back?
We get to meet the stars! You can pay to have an autograph and your picture taken.
Did you get to meet any celebrities today?
Yes, Michael Bain who is famous for Terminator and Aliens
Next up was Lachy from the Central Coast:
Is this your first time to Super Nova?
No this is my second one. This is the first one in a few years though due to Covid-19.
Who joined you today at Super Nova with Gig Buddies?
My Gig Buddy Sherie, her husband and their two children.
Tell me about your costumes today?
We are all dressed up as Harry Potter. We got to meet Fred and George Weasley the Harry Potter twins today.
What’s your favourite part of Super Nova?
The people I get to meet and all the costumes.
For Supanova Comic Con & Gaming photos please follow this link.
Here are our exciting new gigs announced for July.
Join us for some Art , Rugby League, Live music and a Pub lunch.
To reserve your place (and to find out more information about each event), load up the links below: - Archibald Portrait Prize Exhibition @ The Art Gallery of NSW :Wednesday 13 July - Rugby League @ Central Coast Stadium : Saturday 16 July - Jelly Bean Jam Party Band @ Gymea Hotel : Friday 22 July - Pub Lunch @ Manly New Brighton Hotel : Saturday 30 July If you have any questions about any of our forthcoming events, get in touch: we can be reached via Facebook Messenger, email: email@example.com or via text or phone call on 0411 252 228.
Time to act again
Today we will have our weekly online chat at 4pm and on Thursday afternoon come join us online as we host a round of Charades.
Then there were three
A big warm welcome to our three latest pairings.
Say hello to Nicole and Kiara (top, L - R), Fiona and Lucy (left, L - R) and Lucy and Rebecca (right, L - R). We’re delighted to welcome you on board and we look forward to hearing about your forthcoming adventures
Four more volunteers
Likewise, it’s a pleasure to start the Gig Buddies’ journey with our latest batch of trained volunteers.
Last Tuesday we trained four more volunteers Welcome on board Ben (top L), Georgia (top-R, Kesia (bottom - L) and Erica (bottom - R).
We have a number of buddies waiting for their ideal volunteer. For more information on the kind of volunteers we are currently looking for to be paired with a Gig Buddy please load up the following link.
COVID-19 Vaccinations update
The NSW Chief Health Officer has extended the current exemption that allows workers (and volunteers) who have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to continue to work if they have been assessed as being essential to the operation of the service.
All workers (and volunteers) who have not yet received their booster must also take reasonable steps to get the booster as soon as practical. The exemption has been extended June 29 2022.
We want to say thanks to all volunteers who have sent through an updated version of their vaccination certificate.
If you haven’t done this yet, it’s important that you send the latest copy of your vaccination certificate to Gig Buddies ASAP. The certificate must show the dates on which you have received all THREE doses of the COVID vaccine.
Similarly, for those who have been granted an exemption from a medical professional, we require a copy of any relevant documentation.
You can access your vaccination certificate through your Medicare or MyGov account. Please send this certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org or via text/WhatsApp it to 0411 252 228.
Carol, Tony, Bec, Chelsea, Xena and Aylin
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