The shire’s residents have the chance to run as torch bearers in the longest ever Commonwealth Games torch relay.
Batemans Bay is one of 13 NSW communities chosen to host the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast: organisers want people from the Eurobodalla to carry the baton through the town on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
Eurobodalla shire mayor Liz Innes is excited about the event.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for locals to be part of the excitement of the Commonwealth Games,”
“Nominations are now being called for people to carry the Baton right here in Eurobodalla.
“I encourage all members of the community to nominate anyone they think is worthy of this great honour.”
An event similar to the Olympic Torch Relay, the Queen’s Baton Relay begins at Buckingham Palace on March 13, 2017, where the Queen entrusts the baton to the first runner.
Runners will carry the baton more than 230,000 kilometres over 388 days – traversing every Commonwealth country and territory – to arrive at the Gold Coast for the opening ceremony on April 4, 2018.
Potential torch carriers must be Australian citizens or residents, over 10 years of age, and serve as an inspiration to others in their field of expertise. Nominations close May 15. More information: www.gc2018.com/qbr
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