Queen’s Baton makes a stop at Sorrento

Published on 13 February 2018

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On 12 February 2018, local batonbearers ran the Queen’s Baton through Sorrento Park on the Mornington Peninsula supported by a cheering crowd.

The baton is now making its way over to Queenscliff to continue its journey through the state.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne, who was joined by Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser and Seawinds Ward Councillor Antonella Celi, said it was an honour to be a part of this once in a lifetime event.

“Thank you to the many local community members who visited Sorrento Park to support our local batonbearers.

“This is the first time the baton has come to Sorrento and on behalf of my fellow Shire councillors and the communities across the peninsula, we are incredibly proud to have been part of its journey,” said Councillor Payne.

The Queen’s Baton will arrive on the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April 2018, where His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will remove Her Majesty’s message from the Baton and read it aloud to declare the Games officially open.

Find out more about the Queen’s Baton at: gc2018.com/qbr