City of Swan to host Queen’s Baton Relay for 2018 Commonwealth Games

City of Swan to host Queen’s Baton Relay for 2018 Commonwealth Games

THE City of Swan will host the Queen’s Baton Relay in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The city made the announcement on Sunday that the baton would make its way to Guildford through the city on February 26 next year, before its final destination on the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on April 4.

The City has opened community nominations for residents to carry the baton.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the Queen’s Baton Relay was a rare opportunity to shine a light on people and places that help make the community truly great.

“We’re very excited to be part of an event that will take the city to the world and I encourage you to nominate a local legend you think deserves to be a baton bearer,” he said.

“We are looking for people who have achieved something extraordinary, have made a significant contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, charity and contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.”

Baton bearers must be at least 10 years old and can be nominated until May 15 this year.

The baton will begin its journey to the Gold Coast next week from Buckingham Palace.

To nominate to be come a be a baton bearer visit gc2018.com/qbr