OC Connections participants, Roger and Tim, were thrilled to be part of the last week of the Channel 9 Footy Show recordings on Anzac Day.
Best of buddies and true gentlemen, the two share a common passion for Footy. Tim barracks for the Bombers, Roger goes for the Hawks but they never let the difference come between them.
Their adventure began with a taxi ride to the Channel 9 studios in Docklands. On arrival, they were greeted by staff at the TV station who were very welcoming, offering them front row seats to the show. Roger had the pleasure of sitting next to an Anzac veteran, celebrating the lead up to the annual commemorative game.
During the pre-show warm-up, Brian Nankervis treated the crowd to a little karaoke competition which Roger won with his rendition of the dancing queen.
Both men enjoyed the on-stage banter with AFL heroes, Mathew Lloyd and Kevin Sheedy and had the good fortune of meeting members of the panel, Brendan Fevola and Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann (See the photo below where Roger proudly shows off the medal he received from his footy team, the Mazenod Panthers). One of the highlights included seeing the behind-the-show action with a unique glimpse into how a live shows run.
Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding. David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]
An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser
2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]
Staff from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises (OCCE), the social enterprise and employment arm of OC Connections on Monday 5 October. Six staff from IAG’s Enterprise Program Management Office and the CFO Risk and Operations teams volunteered their time. OCC Enterprises is the Social Enterprise and Employment arm of OC […]