City of Wanneroo getting ready for Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

GC2018 Ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen's Baton.
GC2018 Ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen's Baton.

THERE’S less than two weeks until the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay comes to the City of Wanneroo, the only local government celebrating the occasion at two locations.

There will be celebrations on February 26 at Quinns Rocks and Wanneroo to mark the relay, a global tradition celebrating diversity, community spirit and the excitement around the Commonwealth Games.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the relay would be the longest and most accessible ever.

“Local residents will have the chance to see the baton up close and hear inspiring stories from local baton bearers,” she said.

“I am very proud that we have two locations where people can be part of the celebrations – I really hope our residents embrace the occasion and are there to witness this special event.”

The Quinns Mindarie Community Centre will host an event where guests can enjoy African drumming, face-painting and children’s entertainment from 9.45-10.45am with the baton arriving at 10.34am.

There will also be an event at the City of Wanneroo Civic Centre from 11.30am-12.30pm with the baton arriving at 12.09pm where patrons can be entertained by the Challenge Brass Band while free kids’ activities will be provided.

Explore the interactive map and find out the exact times and locations of the baton relay route on the Commonwealth Games website at gc2018.com/qbr.

Residents are reminded that rolling road closures will be in place as the baton travels through the streets of Quinns Rocks and Wanneroo.

Adequate measures have been taken to ensure minimal disruption for residents.

Go to wanneroo.wa.gov.au/queensbatonrelay for more information about traffic and celebrations.

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