Wodonga to welcome Queen’s Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Wodonga as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.
The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Wodonga on Thursday, February 15, 2018 as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018.
Across Australia about 3800 batonbearers are needed to share the dream of the ‘friendly Games’ as part of the QBR.
A community nomination program, which opens today, will offer the people of Wodonga and the surrounding region with an opportunity to carry the Baton.
Batonbearers are people of all abilities who inspire others to be great. Batonbearers will represent a community with pride and showcase to the world the region’s community leaders, sporting stars and local heroes.
Setting off in Australia on December 25, 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days to connect with as many people as possible in every state and territory.
The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the entire Commonwealth. The Games are declared officially open when the message is read aloud.
In just eight days, the Baton will start its global journey at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day, Monday March 13.
It will travel through every Commonwealth nation and territory on its way to Australia.
From today until May 15, 2017, anyone can nominate a person who inspires them to be great. Nominations can be made at gc2018.com/qbr.
GC2018 are looking for people who:
“We’re delighted to be a part of an event that will take Wodonga to the world and I encourage you to nominate a local legend you think deserves to be a Batonbearer, whether they’re an aspiring young person or someone who is already accomplished,” Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said.
“The Queen’s Baton Relay is a rare opportunity to shine a light on the people and places that help make our community truly great.”
About the Queen's Baton Relay
QBR URL: gc2018.com/qbrQBR Hashtag: #QBR2018GC2018 Hashtag: #GC2018, #SHARETHEDREAM
Last updated: 06-03-2017
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