Want to make a difference? How you can give back to your community this National Volunteer Week

Teaching children new skills through adventure activities or helping to prevent elderly residents from isolation are just some of the ways that Randwick City residents are making a difference this National Volunteer Week and beyond. Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch praised the thousands of people in the City who freely contributed their time and skills every year to help others or for a cause. “About a fifth of Randwick City residents volunteer with an organisation or group,” Mayor Veitch said. “Volunteers are an important part of our City and contribute to our sense of community and economy.” “Whether it’s making a…

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Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration

Queens of Aces: Serving Up Social Tennis Fun for Sydney’s Ladies

Are you a tennis enthusiast craving a social yet competitive environment to hone your skills, make new friends, and enjoy some refreshments? Look no further than Queens of Aces! Founded by Mary-Louise and Lisa, Queens of Aces (QoA) is the ultimate destination for like-minded, tennis-loving ladies across Sydney. At Queens of Aces, we believe in more than just hitting balls across the court. We’re dedicated to creating a vibrant community where women of all skill levels can come together, bond over their love for tennis, and create lasting friendships. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just picking up a racquet…

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Events, Inspiration, Kids

Great Southern BioBlitz – Community wildlife survey

The Great Southern BioBlitz is an international biological survey that enlists the help of local residents to record living species across the southern hemisphere. Take photographs or sound recordings of plants, birds, insects, animals, and fungi between 24 and 27 November, and upload your observations to the iNaturalist app by 11 December. You can also join Dr James Macnamara, City of Sydney’s urban ecology coordinator, for a community biodiversity survey in one of the largest parks in the inner city. You’ll learn: what the Great Southern BioBlitz is how to use the iNaturalist app for reporting biodiversity observations how to…

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Body Image Forum for parents, carers and educators

More than 90% of young people have a concern about their body image What’s the best way to talk about it?” On Wednesday the 1st of November at 6pm, Allegra Spender MP, the Independent Federal Member for Wentworth, will be hosting a forum focused on body image and eating disorders. This is an opportunity for the community to discuss one of the most serious issues facing young people today. The forum is aimed at educators, parents, and carers. If this is you, please register and come along. “Youth mental health, and particularly body image and eating disorders, is one of…

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