Run-up to Commonwealth Games: Wyndham gears up for arrival of Queen’s Baton on 13 Feb

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A special community celebration will be held to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Wyndham in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and you’re invited!

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on Wyndham on Tuesday, 13 February as the Baton journeys towards its final destination, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening Ceremony on 4 April.

The Queen’s Baton will depart from Werribee Primary School at 9.26am, travelling South along Wedge St. It will eventually reach Watton St, where residents are encouraged to line the street and cheer on the local legends carrying the Baton.

The event will conclude at Chirnside Park for a celebration from 9am to 10.30am.

Wyndham City Mayor, Cr Peter Maynard, encouraged residents to get involved in the day.

“This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the lead up to the Commonwealth Games and to celebrate some local heroes,” Cr Maynard said.

Cr Maynard has encouraged everyone to be a part of this historic day. “Kids of all ages will be able to participate in free athletic games and activities at Chirnside Park, and then form a human corridor to welcome the Baton,” he said.

“Not only will we be celebrating the Baton’s arrival to Wyndham, the day will also be an opportunity for kids to try out new sports, gain some skills and have fun,” Cr Maynard said.


For more information and to see the full route the Queen’s Baton will take, visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/queensbatonrelay

 

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