Community celebrates Queen’s Baton Relay in Midland and Guildford

Baton bearer Ramon Andersson carrying the baton in a kayak on the Swan River as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Guildford.  Pictures: Supplied
Baton bearer Ramon Andersson.
Baton bearer Imogen Kuipers.
Baton bearer Jenni Curtis.
Baton bearer Norman Hammond.
Baton bearer Damian Martin.
Baton bearer Natalie Medhurst.
Baton bearer Robert Whitney (right) passing the baton to Margaret Donkin.
Midland town crier Jay Walsh with baton bearer Natalie Medhurst.
Baton bearer Diane Bennit.
Baton bearer Michelle Dunlop.
A group of girls dressed as fairies pictured at a community stop at the Swan River as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Guildford. From 25 January to 2 March 2018, the Queen’s Baton will visit every other state and territory before Queensland. As the Queen’s Baton Relay travels the length and breadth of Australia, it will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations in every state and territory. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres. After spending 100 days being carried by approximately 3,800 batonbearers in Australia, the Queen's Baton journey will finish at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4 April 2018.
Baton bearer Ramon Andersson carrying the baton in a kayak on the Swan River as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Guildford. Pictures: Supplied Baton bearer Ramon Andersson. Baton bearer Imogen Kuipers. Baton bearer Jenni Curtis. Baton bearer Norman Hammond. Baton bearer Damian Martin. Baton bearer Natalie Medhurst. Baton bearer Robert Whitney (right) passing the baton to Margaret Donkin. Midland town crier Jay Walsh with baton bearer Natalie Medhurst. Baton bearer Diane Bennit. Baton bearer Michelle Dunlop. A group of girls dressed as fairies pictured at a community stop at the Swan River as the Queen's Baton Relay visited Guildford. From 25 January to 2 March 2018, the Queen’s Baton will visit every other state and territory before Queensland. As the Queen’s Baton Relay travels the length and breadth of Australia, it will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations in every state and territory. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres. After spending 100 days being carried by approximately 3,800 batonbearers in Australia, the Queen's Baton journey will finish at the GC2018 Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4 April 2018.

THE Queen’s Baton worked its way through Midland and Guilford on Monday as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

The baton was carried by 20 community members and sports men and women, who have contributed to the local community.

Dual Olympian Ramon Andersson, of Bassendean, carried the baton along the Swan River in a kayak.

The baton came to rest at Stirling Square, where a celebration of live music, market stalls and fireworks awaited it, before heading to Karratha for the next leg of the relay ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Did you catch a glimpse of the Queen's Baton Relay today through Guildford and Midland? Here's Australian netballer Natalie Medhurst leaving Midland Town Hall with the baton.

Posted by Midland Reporter – Hills Gazette on Monday, 26 February 2018

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