Are you ready to Relay?

LOCAL residents can now begin planning for their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience.

Glenorchy City Council will be hosting a community event on Friday 9 February at 12 noon on the Council Chambers front lawn for people wishing to soak up the atmosphere as they watch the Queen’s Baton pass by on its journey to the Gold Coast.

The baton is expected to pass by Glenorchy City Council at around 1.30pm.

In the lead up to seeing the baton, residents and visitors can enjoy a free barbecue, join a gentle fitness class with the YMCA and watch the exciting routines of the Dancing Divas.

After travelling 288 days throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen’s Baton arrived on Australian soil in Brisbane on 24 December 2017, having shared the dream of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games with more than one third of the world’s population.

From Christmas Day until 24 January 2018, the Queen’s Baton will be shared with thousands of Australians at popular summertime events, iconic locations and children’s hospitals around the country.

From 25 January 2018, the QBR will shift gears to a more traditional relay, where it will celebrate Australia Day before continuing in the hands of approximately 3,800 batonbearers through every state and territory.

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games officially open.

For more information on the Glenorchy leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay, visi

Caption: Dancing Divas Bhuvana Veeramani, left, and Rakhee Iyer will be providing entertainment at the Queen’s Baton Relay barbecue on 9 February.


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