Batonbearers announced for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
19 October 2017
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation has announced the local batonbearers from Albany who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
From youngsters to some of Australia’s most accomplished legends, the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) recognises the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life.
Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said he is immensely proud of the batonbearers and the role they will take when the Queen’s Baton comes to town.
“Many have dedicated their lives to improving our community, others have accomplished great feats or are realising their dreams,” Mayor Wellington said.
“I encourage everybody to support and congratulate these people and I look forward to sharing this memorable moment with our community.”
Collectively across the country, batonbearers will take more than a million steps to bring the Baton to its final destination, the Games’ Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.
The uniquely designed Baton starts its Australian journey on 25 December 2017, 100 days before the Opening Ceremony. For one month during the school summer holidays, the Queen’s Baton will visit major events, iconic landmarks and children’s hospitals.
From Canberra on 25 January 2018, the Baton will switch gears to a traditional Relay and be carried by great Australians through QBR celebration communities around the country.
Street level and community celebration details will be announced on 17 November.
Batonbearer names and the communities that they will carry the Baton are available at https://www.gc2018.com/qbr