Queen's Baton Relay Batonbearers announced

Queen's Baton Relay Batonbearers announced Posted: 19-10-2017

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the local batonbearers from North East Victoria who will carry the Queen’s Baton through Wangaratta during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Across the community, hundreds of people will get the opportunity to engage with the Baton as it spends quality time in the region. It arrives in Wangaratta on 14 February 2018.

  • Batonbearers to run through Wangaratta include Dorothy Wise, who has volunteered 54 years with the Wangaratta urban Fire Brigade, as well as spending 23 years as an Inner Wheel Club Member.
  • Beechworth’s Josie Cornish will also run through Wangaratta. Josie is currently working on a project to have Beechworth plastic bag free through producing Boomerang Bags.
  • Wangaratta Police Sergeant Colleen Sheridan is another deserving batonbearer. Sgt Sheridan was nominated for her work with Victoria Police and the Blue Ribbon Foundation.

An additional 19 batonbearers will also run through Wangaratta.

Collectively across the country, batonbearers will take more than a million steps to bring the Baton to its final destination, the Games’ Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

The uniquely designed Baton starts its Australian journey on 25 December 2017, 100 days before the Opening Ceremony. For one month during the school summer holidays, the Queen’s Baton will visit major events, iconic landmarks and children’s hospitals.

From Canberra on 25 January 2018, the Baton will switch gears to a traditional Relay and be carried by great Australians through QBR celebration communities around the country.

Street level and community celebration details will be announced on 17 November.

Last Updated: 19-10-2017

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