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Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay takes a message from Her Majesty The Queen through the Commonwealth to the Opening Ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

When the Queen’s Baton arrives at the Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, Her Majesty’s message will be removed from the Baton and read aloud to declare the Games open.

The GC2018 Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 388 days and 230,000 kilometres.

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come.

Since the Cardiff 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton has carried a message from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II calling the Commonwealth’s athletes to come together in peaceful and friendly competition.

The Baton embraces the modern and multicultural Commonwealth of today, engaging with young and old, increasing our sense of connection, our understanding of each other and inspiring learning. 

Canberra is proud to be an Australian Celebration Community for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay. The nation’s capital will welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 January 2018.

Let’s #sharethedream #QBR2018 #CBR

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