- Friday 17 November 2017
Sunshine Coast residents can begin planning their Queen’s Baton Relay experience with the street-level detail and community celebrations now available to explore at gc2018.com/qbr.
Mayor Mark Jamieson said the Queen’s Baton Relay would showcase Caloundra to the world.
“The eyes of the world will be upon us when the Queen’s Baton Relay visits Caloundra on Tuesday, March 27, just one week out from the start of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“The Caloundra relay route will take in our beautiful coastline. Starting at Queen Street, it will travel along Edmund Street, continue down The Esplanade and finish at Golden Beach.
“This is a wonderful event to be a part of and we hope to see as many people as possible lining the route and cheering on our local batonbearers.”
A community celebration event will also be held at Kings Beach Amphitheatre on the day. More details will be announced about the event in the near future so join the event on council’s Facebook page to stay up to date.
After travelling an astonishing 288 days throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen’s Baton will arrive onto Australian soil in Brisbane on December 24, 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 January 24, 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 January 25, 2018, the QBR will shift gears to a more traditional relay, where the Queen’s Baton will celebrate Australia Day, before continuing in the hands of around 3800 batonbearers through every state and territory.
As the Queen’s Baton travels the length and breadth of Australia, the QBR will not just pass through, but spend quality time in each community it visits, calling into hundreds of local schools and community celebrations along the way.
The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on April 4, 2018, where 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.
Find out when and where the Baton will be in Caloundra at gc2018.com/qbr.
Batonbearers will be informed of their street-specific slotting location in December. Details will be updated at gc2018.com/qbr in the weeks prior to the Baton arriving into a celebration community.
QBR website: gc2018.com/qbr
QBR Hashtag: #QBR2018
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