The Queen’s Baton Relay travelled through Forster Tuncurry on Friday, February 2.
Sixteen batonbearers from around the area carried the Queen’s Baton as it traveled through town on its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
The community got out and about to support those residents of the area who were selected as batonbearers as the procession wound through the streets of town.
The baton traveled from Tuncurry across the Coolongoloor River, arriving at 4:49pm at the North Jetty of Forster.
Former Australian middle distance runner and Commonwealth Games medallist Dixie Ingram carried the baton at 4:31pm at 28-29 Manning Street, Tuncurry.
In the final countdown of days until the start of the GC2018, the baton is travelling across 40,000km in Australia, travelling through every state and territory for 100 days.
The Queen’s Baton will be carried by more than 470 batonbearers in the New South Wales. Approximately 3,800 batonbearers will carry the Queen’s Baton across Australia.
The Queen’s Baton Relay started on Commonwealth Day, Monday, March 13,2017 at Buckingham Palace, when Her Majesty placed Her message inside of the Baton.
The Queen’s Baton has already been passed between thousands of people for 288 days across Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, building excitement for the GC2018.
The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000km.
The distinctive design of the Queen’s Baton captures the boundless energy of the Gold Coast.
In form and inspiration, the Queen’s Baton is a symbol of our past, present and future. The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018 where HRH The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games open.
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