South Perth community stalwart to run in Queen’s Baton Relay


2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and South Perth resident Kiel Brown and Waterford resident Laszlo Ozsdolay.
2014 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and South Perth resident Kiel Brown and Waterford resident Laszlo Ozsdolay.

CHOSEN for his ready willingness to serve the community through various volunteer projects, Laszlo (Les) Ozsdolay will participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay across South Perth this week.

The Waterford resident joined The Como Rotary Club about 12 years ago and in 2009 served as the club’s president; for the past six years he has been secretary.

Mr Ozsdolay is also a former local government councillor, local resident’s association member, Southcare board member for 10 years, Carson Street School chairman for eight years and has made more than 200 blood donations to the Red Cross.

Mr Ozsdolay said it was a great honour to be selected to carry the Queen’s Baton as a member of the South Perth community.

“I first volunteered when I was a boy scout and I haven’t really stopped since then, which was over 50 years ago,” he said.

“My motivation is simply that I want people to be engaged in community and show that no one should ever be bored because there are hundreds of opportunities to get involved.”

The Queen’s Baton Relay for South Perth will depart from the Old Mill, February 24 at about 2pm and will travel along Esplanade to the flagpole in Sir James Mitchell Park.

After a presentation in the park, the baton will head off on a water ski to Burswood Park in Victoria Park.

South Perth Road Closures

Scented Gardens car park on South Perth Esplanade will be closed between 6- 3pm
Minor disruptions to South Perth Esplanade and surrounding streets are expected between 12- 3pm
Temporary full closures of streets and car parks surrounding the South Perth Esplanade will be in place between 2- 3pm
Closures will be removed as soon as the convoy has moved on.
Mends Street Jetty car parks will remain open

Visit www.southperth.wa.gov.au/qbr.

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