Two spots in City of Wanneroo to cheer on Commonwealth Games baton

2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen’s baton.
2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador Sally Pearson with the Queen’s baton.

THE City of Wanneroo will be the only local government in WA to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay in two locations ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said it was an honour for Quinns Rocks and Wanneroo to be included in the baton’s worldwide journey.

“It is wonderful that two communities within the City of Wanneroo have an opportunity to be showcased on the international stage,” she said.

“Seventy nations will be competing in the Commonwealth Games.

“Relay activities and our public celebrations will be announced later this year and we will keep the community informed of the details.

“The community baton bearer nomination program officially opened this week and residents are encouraged to nominate.”

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Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation chairman Peter Beattie said being a baton bearer would give people across the country a chance to be a “part of the excitement”.

“As it travels through the country the baton will bring people together from across our nation’s vast and varied landscapes,” he said.

“It’s a journey that is sure to increase our sense of connection and understanding of each other.”

Mr Beattie said it was an opportunity for people of all abilities to join the relay, which will start at Buckingham Palace on Commonwealth Day next week, and encouraged people to nominate others.

The baton, which is passed between thousands of people around the world, contains a message from Queen Elizabeth II to athletes. For more information and to nominate visit gc2018.com/qbr .

 

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