Community events planned across Perth for arrival of Queen’s Baton Relay

 2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen’s baton.
2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen’s baton.

COMMUNITY events are planned across Perth when the Queen’s Baton Relay comes through WA in February.

The relay started in the UK on March 31 and is due to reach Australia on December 24, then travel around the country before reaching the Gold Coast on April 4 for the XXI Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.

“Rather than just pass through, the relay has been designed to spend quality time in communities across Australia so that as many people as possible can be a part of the Baton’s journey,” GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie said.

The baton will travel to Perth from Bunbury on February 23, arriving at Churchill Park in Rockingham about 5.30pm.

The next community event will be at the channel swim event hub on Rottnest Island where the baton is expected to arrive about 10.42am on February 24.

From there, it will return to Bathers Beach in Fremantle about 12.51pm, then head east to Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth and Perth Stadium in Burswood.

The last community event for the Saturday will be at the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth.

On February 25, the first event will be in Kings Park where the baton is due about 10am then another will be at the WA Athletics Stadium as the relay passes through an hour later.

It will continue west to City Beach, arriving at the foreshore precinct about 1.30pm and turn north to reach Scarborough Beach an hour later.

City of Joondalup will host an event with live music, free children’s activities and food vendors at Whitfords Nodes Park in Hillarys to mark the arrival of the relay baton bearers about 5.30pm that Sunday.

City of Wanneroo will host two events the following day as the baton arrives at Quinns Beach about 10.30am and central Wanneroo about noon.

City of Swan will hold its community event at the Midland Town Hall as the relay arrives mid-afternoon and moves through to Guildford on February 26.

The baton, which is currently in Tonga, will then head north to Karratha.

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Baton arrival at community events

Friday, February 23
5.30pm: Churchill Park, Rockingham

Saturday, February 24
10.42am: Rottnest Island Channel Swim event hub, Rottnest Island
12.51pm: Bathers Beach, Fremantle
2.50pm: Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
3.40pm: Southern Oval, Perth Stadium, Burswood
5.30pm: Supreme Court Gardens, Perth

Sunday, February 25
10.15am: Boab tree, Two Rivers lookout, Kings Park
11.30am: WA Athletics Stadium, Floreat
1.38pm: City Beach precinct and amphitheatre
2.39pm: Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre
5.30pm: Whitfords Nodes Park, Hillarys

Monday, February 26
10.34am: Quinns Beach
12.09pm: Jacaranda Amphitheatre, Wanneroo
3.57pm: Midland Town Hall

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