Coffs Harbour set to play key role in the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay

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In just one week – on February 1 – the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Coffs Harbour.

A total of 15 batonbearers have been honoured to carry the Queen’s Baton locally, bringing the excitement of the Games to our community. Everyone is invited to line Harbour Drive and Jordan Esplanade to support our local batonbearers. There will also be community celebrations at the Jetty Foreshores and City Square so everyone can come together and share the spirit of the Relay and the Games.

Jetty Foreshores QBR Route City Square
4pm – Free jumping castle 4.55pm – Queen’s Baton Relay begins and travels along Jordan Esplanade and Harbour Drive 4pm – Family entertainer Sean Murphy performs his show ‘Games Boy 2018’
4.15pm – Relay Convoy arrives 5.18pm – Baton reaches Hogbin Drive roundabout 5.30pm – Baton arrives at City Square
4.40pm – Baton arrives with Rescue Helicopter 5.30pm – Baton, carried by Mark Donaldson VC, reaches City Square 5.30pm – Community Celebration
4.45pm – Community Welcome    
4.55pm – Baton departs Jetty Foreshore en route to City Square    

Coffs Harbour Mayor Councillor Denise Knight said she was delighted that Coffs Harbour is hosting the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay. “Hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay is not only an exciting opportunity for us, it’s a way to highlight and promote Coffs Harbour to people in Australia and the world who have been following the Queen’s Baton extraordinary journey,” she said. “It’s also a wonderful way to celebrate the people that make our community great. Preparations for the Queen’s Baton arrival are in their final stages, and we’re looking forward to an excellent event.”

Details of the streets and the batonbearers that will carry the Queen’s Baton are at The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay is the longest in history, travelling a record 388 days and 230,000km around the world. In Australia, the Queen’s Baton is covering 40,000kms, travelling through every state and territory for 100 days.

The Gold Coast Games will be held between April  4-15. They will be the biggest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.

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