The route for the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in Parkes on Monday, 29th January next year has been announced and the community is invited to join the celebrations in the run-up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“There are a number of fantastic vantage points along the route to cheer on the local legends carrying the baton,” said Parkes Shire General Manager, Kent Boyd. One of the 19 Parkes baton bearers Amanda Draper said her selection came as a big surprise as a colleague had nominated her. “I am very excited to be taking part.”
Parkes is one of only eight overnight stops in NSW along the baton’s 100-day journey. The relay will start at 4:30pm at Memorial Hill, making its way through the CBD to finish with a splash at the Parkes Aquatic Centre with community celebrations from 5:30pm.
The Parkes Aquatic Centre will host a family-friendly Pool Party, with free entry from 4pm to 7pm, outdoor games and live acoustic entertainment. The pool kiosk will have cold drinks and icy poles, with Rotary and Quota serving up a barbeque.
The Queens Baton Relay will resume at 7.45am on Tuesday, 30th January, making its way to Orange. Follow the QBR at www.gc2018.com/qbr or visitparkes.nsw.gov.au #QBR2018 #GC2018 #SHARETHEDREAM