The Queens Baton Relay is a torch, containing a message from the Queen for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, 4 to 15 April 2018.
The batons route tries to involve as many people as possible.
The baton will be passing through Midland on Monday 26 February, 2018.
The part we are interested in is when it travels from Woodbridge Riverside park to Guildford Grammer School. On this leg the baton will be carried by Ramon Andersson.
More info at this webpage with the program/flyer link containing most details.
For those who are wondering who Ramon is :–
1992 & 1996 Olympic Games. Bronze in K4 1000m.
Gold in World Marathon canoeing championships in K2 class.
Silver & 2 Bronze World Championships.
14 World Cup medals.
1992 & 1993 WA Sportsman of the Year
Currently, he is the Head Kayaking Coach at West Aust. Institute of Sport (WAIS).
He has coached and mentored 4 WA athletes to the Olympic games.
Ramon is part of the Sprint Kayaking decision makers for Australia and is well respected as a coach internationally.
He has been a major supporter of Junior kayaking in WA and his support has lead to the growth on the Guppy Kayak Class in WA.
It would be great to have as many paddlers as possible from all clubs on the water as part of the flotilla escorting Ramon and the baton.
This flyer(PDF, 11MB) has all of the key information on key viewing areas, activations and event times.