Chance to pass baton


FRANKSTON’S leaders and achievers will have a chance to carry the Queen’s baton when it travels through the city during the 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay.

The baton will be in Frankston on Sunday 11 February next year as it journeys through Victoria to its final destination of the Gold Cost for the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on 4 April.

About 3800 people from around the country will get to be part of the baton relay across Australia for what is known as ‘the friendly games’.

A community nomination program offers people of all ages and abilities who inspire others to be great to be part of the relay.

Frankston mayor Cr Brian Cunial said the relay was a rare opportunity to shine a light on the “people and places that help make the community great”.

“We’re delighted for Frankston to take part in this iconic sporting tradition and I encourage you to nominate a local legend you think deserves to be a baton bearer, whether they’re an aspiring young person or someone who is already accomplished.”

The games are declared officially open when a message carried within the baton, from the Queen, is read aloud.

For more information and to nominate a local hero, see online.

First published in the Frankston Times – 13 March 2017

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