Our region’s 39 batonbearers will take part in the Relay in Roma on Wednesday, 7 March and Mitchell on Thursday, 8 March.
Mayor Tyson Golder said as the time draws closer to the commencement of the Commonwealth Games, excitement is building across the country.
“As our towns of Roma and Mitchell are lucky enough to have the Baton visit, we encourage residents to line the streets of the route on the days to get a good look at the Baton and be part of these rare and joyous celebrations,” Cr Golder said.
“A feather in the cap for the Maranoa, this truly is an incredibly special, once in a lifetime event. You’ll always remember where you were when the Queen’s Baton came to town!”
ROMA – WEDNESDAY, 7 MARCH
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton will arrive on Wednesday, 7 March and then travel to the Adungadoo Pathway where there will be a Welcome to Country Ceremony at the Yarning Circle at 3.25pm.
Watch and cheer on the Queen’s Baton from 3.35pm while it travels along the Adungadoo Pathway and up McDowall Street, stopping briefly at the South West Region TAFE Queensland. The Baton will continue on to the Roma Cultural Centre, with a fun event for all to welcome its arrival!
5pm – 7pm
VENUE CHANGE - Roma Cultural Centre - Auditorium
From 5pm there will be entertainment for the whole family to enjoy at the Roma Cultural Centre! Entertainment will include live music and a concert by the St John’s Choir as well as a variety of food stalls. With face painting and a jumping castle for the kids, it will be an event the whole family can enjoy.
The Baton will arrive at the Roma Cultural Centre at 5.30pm. Head on down and celebrate with the community!
Click here to view Roma's Relay route.pdf
MITCHELL – THURSDAY, 8 MARCH
The Baton will travel west from Roma to Mitchell on Thursday, 8 March. The Relay in Mitchell will begin at 11am at Mitchell State School, travelling on Ann Street, Dublin Street and Elizabeth Street. Guests are invited to line the streets and watch the Queen’s Baton travel around the town, finishing on Warrego Highway at Sophia Street before travelling on to its next destination, Morven.
9.00am – 10.15am
VENUE CHANGE - Park behind Council’s Mitchell Customer Service Centre on Ann Street
(opposite Mitchell Memorial Park)
Come to Mitchell’s Memorial Park from 9am to celebrate the GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Mitchell! A morning of festivities, there will be a blade shearing demonstration, Indigenous dance, as well as drumming and school performances. Mitchell Bakery will have lamingtons to give away and Bonus Downs will be onsite with a live demonstration making billy tea and damper.
A BBQ sausage sizzle and drinks will also be available for purchase.
To view the Relay route for Mitchell, click here.pdf
For more information, please contact Council’s Local Development Officers for Roma and Mitchell on 1300 007 662.