Baton relay shines light on our achievers

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Line the streets and cheer as Frankston City welcomes the Queen’s Baton in the lead-up to the Gold Coast XXI 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Everyone’s invited to join in the fun and excitement as 18 local legends carry the baton over land and sea across Frankston City from 4.30-6pm on Sunday, February 11.  All eyes will be on the bayside city in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, April 4.

Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton said: “The Queen’s Baton Relay is a rare opportunity to shine a light on the people and places that help make our community truly great.  I encourage everyone to come out and join in the celebrations and cheer on your local baton-bearers.”

Baton-bearers of all abilities who inspire others were chosen to showcase their sporting achievements and community contribution to the world.  The 18 Frankston chosen ones who will carry the baton are: Anthony Callea, N’arweet Carolyn Briggs (Respected Elder of the Boon Wurrung people), Debbie Flintoff-King, Jane Jelekainen, Robert Kabbas, Dan Langelaan, Christopher May, Lisa McLeish, Sarah Miller, Tina Miller, Bailey Miller, Darren Murphy, Paul Olsson, Ray Peak, John Pingiaro, Mathew Rizzo, Trevor Vincent and Jake Ward.

Young Veterans founder Christopher May said: “It's a great honour to be chosen to carry the Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games next year. We have so many great people that do wonders in our communities and to be nominated and selected was a fantastic surprise and (an) absolute privilege.”

For the best locations to view the relay, please see the map provided (below).


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