Queen’s Baton Relay – Once in a Lifetime Event

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was a huge success with residents lining the streets in Roma and Mitchell to cheer on our local batonbearers.

Commonwealth Games baton2Residents turned out in force to support our baton bearers as they carried the Queen’s Baton around town for a truly rare celebration.

The baton departed from the Big Rig as Ronnie Manns began the local run.

Batonbearer Madison Spackman says it was a privilege to know that she held the Queen’s Baton which has travelled all around the world.

“It was breathtaking and made me speechless.”

A total of 11 baton bearers, five from Mitchell, three from Roma, one from Injune, Amby and Westmar, took part in the relay.

Mayor Tyson Golder says it was great to see so many residents and families come out to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

“It was a very special moment watching the Baton and to be part of a little bit of history – we will always remember the time the Queen’s Baton Relay came to town!”

“A big thank you to all the wonderful Council staff, volunteers, organisers, performers and community groups that made the community celebration one to remember!”

The Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 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.