Nominate local legends for Queen’s Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to the Burdekin Shire and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

The baton will pass through Ayr on Monday 19 March 2018.

3,800 baton bearers are needed to carry the Baton across Australia, so GC2018 is calling on people to nominate local legends, anyone aged 10 years and up, to take part in the epic journey.

“Being a Batonbearer on the Queen’s Baton Relay is a very special opportunity to be a part of an epic Games tradition and I hope as many people as possible in Australia will nominate their local, everyday heroes,” Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin said.

The Baton travels to all Commonwealth nations and territories for 288 days before arriving in Australia for the final leg of the journey, from 25 December 2017.

Being a Batonbearer is a unique experience.

It’s also an opportunity to be involved in the largest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.

Until 15 May 2017 nominators can visit and write 100 words about why the person inspires them.

GC2018 are looking for people who:

-Have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary; or

-Have made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community; or

-Have excelled, or aspire to excel athletically or personally; or

-Contribute to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community;

-Are at least 10 years old as at 25 December 2017; and

-Are an Australian citizen or lawfully entitled to reside in Australia during the Relay period (25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018).

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