Can you smell that? The stench of opportunity is strong this weekend, so we hope you’re ready to get stuck in. You’ve been working hard all week and now it’s finally time to indulge in all that is beautiful over the break – you’ve earned it. To send you on the glorious path, we’ve put together the ultimate list of positive vibes in the latest edition of Feel-Good Friday. Rip in, legends.
The Night Poodle Markets Return for One Day Only
The ultimate afternoon out for four-legged friends is back: The Night POODLE Markets will return for one day only this year at the 2022 Sydney Night Noodle Markets. Taking place at 2pm on Sunday 16 October, noodle lovers will also be able to register their furry friends to take part in the inaugural Paw Parade, where they will be judged on Character, Costume/Coat, and Cuteness by Sydney drag royalty, Carmen Geddit. The wagging winner will take home a year’s supply of premium dog food from Scratch.
Plus, throughout the day, Scratch will host dogs and their owners at the Scratch Patch where a photo wall will also be set up. They will be giving away free samples of their game-changing Scratch dog food and treats in a special edition doggy noodle box. For more information head to the Night Noodle Markets website.
GYG Team Up with DoorDash to Support Mexican Youth
GYG has joined forces with DoorDash this month to donate $1 for every GYG burrito sold via DoorDash to the Misión México Foundation. GYG prides itself on providing Aussies with Clean fast food that they can feel good about eating, but now they can feel even better as they’ll be supporting a bloody good cause too!
Founded by Aussie couple Pam & Alan Skuse, Misión México is a refuge supporting orphaned or abandoned children in Tapachula, Mexico. Since 2000, the foundation has helped hundreds of children grow into incredible young people, giving them a full education and a loving family – and opening doors that they could never have dreamt of.
GYG has been a proud supporter of the Misión México Foundation for over 17 years, and this year, with the support of DoorDash, they’re hoping to raise a whopping $400,000 for the Misión México Foundation. As if you needed another reason to get your GYG fix!
Snapchat and Prime Video Australia Bring Middle-Earth Down Under
To celebrate the finale of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Friday, October 14, Snapchat, together with Prime Video Australia, is launching an Augmented Reality (AR) experience on the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, bringing the island kingdom of Númenor to life for fans. The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power AR experience on Snapchat will be available from 6 – 22 October.
Fans of The Rings of Power can visit the iconic Harbour Bridge and watch in awe as the entire structure is transformed to the entrance of Númenor, which was brought to life for the very first time in Prime Video’s epic series. In a matter of seconds, the Harbour Bridge Pylons will turn to statues of Númenor. All fans need to do is head down to the Sydney Harbour foreshore and simply open Snapchat to the camera and scan the Harbour Bridge to unlock the Lens.
Bottomless Cointreau Margs and Fried Chicken for Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos is almost upon us! The Mexican festival of the dead is landing in Sydney on November 2 and to celebrate, Cointreau, the purveyor of all things festive is bringing the party. The French liqueur label has teamed up with Sydney’s sneaker and fried chicken outpost, Butter for a massive margarita fiesta. From November 2 until the end of the month, you can enjoy bottomless margs paired with Mexican-inspired dishes prepared by Butter executive chef, Julian Cincotta. We’re talking Grandma’s Guac with corn chips, corn with manchego cheese and lime, Wedge Salad with Mexican white dressing and crispy bits, Impossible Pork Chilli Fries, Butter’s own Fried Chicken Tacos garnished with jalapeño mayo and pico de Gallo. How ridiculous. The Cointreau x Butter Day of the Dead set menu is available from the 2nd of November until the 30th of November, for $90 per person, exclusively at Butter Surry Hills. To book this tasty Mexican-inspired feast, check the link below. Ole!
Sydney’s Best Street Musicians Perform Live Along King Street Wharf
Over three Sunday afternoons in October, King Street Wharf turns into BusKing Street Wharf. It’s an event to support local musicians, live music, local business and give people a reason to come down to this iconic precinct right on the harbour’s
edge. From 3 till 6pm on October 9, 16 and 23, six young and talented musicians will be showcasing their skills free to the public in the hope of winning the public’s vote. The musician with the most votes wins: 1st – $3,000, 2nd – $2,000, 3rd – $1,000.
Plus, just by voting, the public can also win a $250 voucher to spend at the King Street Wharf Venue of their choosing. It’s free for anyone to get on down to enjoy some sunshine (weather dependent) and sounds on Sunday afternoon. If raining, the event will still be on and held within some of the venues. Follow King Street Wharf’s Instagram for more details.
Epson Relaunches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Arctic Greening
Global technology firm, Epson, has continued its efforts for the second successive year to increase awareness of global warming with a new campaign focusing on the issue of Arctic greening and how businesses and consumers can take more action to reduce their environmental impact.
The campaign builds on Epson’s campaign produced by National Geographic CreativeWorks. Last year’s campaign won a Webby Award as the People’s Voice Winner in the category of social media content dedicated to sustainability, climate and environmental issues. In this year’s campaign, National Geographic Explorer and ecologist Professor Isla Myers-Smith University of Edinburgh details her research on how rising temperatures and warming seasons are leading to a phenomenon called ‘the greening of the Arctic’.
Prof. Isla Myers-Smith believes it’s critical that people understand the implications of Arctic greening and how making small changes in our daily lives can have a positive effect on the environment. “From saving energy at home to biking to work and eating local, we can each make a difference,” explains Myers Smith. “It is important for all of us to be aware of how our choices impact the environment—in our own backyards and around the planet.”
For its part, Epson has pioneered a range of printers with Heat-Free Technology that uses low energy and few replacement parts.With the campaign, Epson hopes to encourage businesses and consumers to make technology choices that can help reduce their carbon footprint. Epson believes it is just one of the many ways in which consumers and businesses can make a difference.