Queen's Baton Relay - Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The Queen’s Baton carries a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that calls the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.
Besides safely containing Her Majesty’s message, the Baton shines a spotlight on the Gold Coast and the great Games to come. As it is passed from hand to hand, the Baton embraces the modern and multicultural Commonwealth of today;
engaging with young and old, increasing our sense of connection and understanding of each other, and inspiring learning.
Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Baton will travel for 100 days through local Australian communities across all States and Territories. When the Queen’s Baton arrives on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, the entire Commonwealth will have been a part of the journey, giving everyone the opportunity to share the dream. Her Majesty The Queen, or Her representative, will remove the message from the Baton and read it aloud to officially open the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
A Batonbearer will share the dream and carry with pride the spirit of the Games embracing the diversity and values of the Commonwealth.
They will inspire others with their passion and commitment to sport and community and be excited to represent and promote the Commonwealth Games. Nominations closed 15th of May 2017.
To find out more about the Queen’s Baton Relay visit gc2018.com/qbr.
For more information on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games including sports, tickets, Borobi and more visit gc2018.com