CITY of Swan wants you to join it in giving the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) a right royal welcome on Monday February 26 as it makes its way towards the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The City of Swan leg of the QBR will kick off with a historic fanfare at the Midland Town Hall before following a route that showcases the history and scenery of the area and allows as many supporters to line the baton’s path as possible.
You can follow the baton’s journey along the route or choose one of the free activities along the way to get the best vantage point such as the mini fair at Woodbridge Park and special events at Governor Stirling and Guildford Grammar Schools.
Keep an eye out for the City of Swan volunteer Street Team in their bright shirts who will be out in force to offer assistance, provide essentials such as sunscreen and water and hand out our free hand clappers to help you cheer on the baton bearers loud and proud.
You will recognise several community champions from within the City of Swan who will have the honour of carrying the baton on their home turf.
The day will end with a huge celebration event in Stirling Square where the Queen’s baton will make its last appearance in Perth.
There will be fun for the whole family including free rides and amusements, face painting, Swan Valley cooking demonstrations and fitness demonstrations.
A packed program of onstage entertainment features music from Australia’s Got Talent’s Jonny Taylor, Games Boy ‘18, the Combined Schools Choir, Zap Circus and Mickey J.
A spectacular fireworks display will bring the evening to a sparking conclusion at 8.30pm.
Free event parking at Guildford Grammar and a free shuttle service taking spectators from there to all of the key event sites will be available on the day and Guildford train station is located just a short walk from Stirling Square.
The QBR carries a message from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II that calls on the Commonwealth athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.
Baton Bearers represent the spirit of the Commonwealth and inspire others to be great.
The 2018 QBR is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000km with 3800 Baton Bearers in Australia alone.