6 February 2018 - Media release
Details of where each of Echuca’s 17 batonbearers will carry the Queen’s Baton during the Echuca leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay on Thursday, 15 February have now been released.
Campaspe Shire Council Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said with more than a week to go until the Queen’s Baton arrives in Echuca, the detailed map will help community members ensure they are at the right place, at the right time, to cheer on their family and friends.
The Queen’s Baton will start its Echuca leg at the Echuca South Sports Complex at 4.16pm carried by Maisy Edwards of Deniliquin. The Queen’s Baton will then be passed onto 15 batonbearers, before being handed across to the last Batonbearer, Sharelle McMahon, to carry from a Murray River mooring into the Aquatic Reserve celebration site.
“The Queen’s Baton will arrive at the Aquatic Reserve at 5.30pm with Bamawm local and Australian netballer, Sharelle McMahon, carrying it from a paddlesteamer onto the stage,” Cr Weston said.
Free, family entertainment is the focus of celebration at the Aquatic Reserve (behind the library), starting at 5pm through to 7pm.
Children are encouraged to “Come & Try” six Commonwealth Games themed sports, including basketball, gymnastics, vortex, lawn bowls, hurdles and sprint. A free ice-cream can be enjoyed after trying all six activities. Games Boy ‘18 will entertain the crowds in the lead up to the arrival of the Queen’s Baton, with local artist, Tyler Hudson providing live music.
“We are excited to be part of the Queen’s Baton Relay and look forward to the community joining in the celebrations,” Cr Weston said.
The Queen’s Baton Relay travels north along High Street, with batonbearers in order:
4.16pm Maisy Edwards (of Deniliquin), departing stadium to Minor Street
4.19pm Sarah Young (of Deniliquin) between Minor and Ash Streets
4.21pm Sandra Kadri (of Echuca) from Ash Street across Ogilvie Avenue intersection
4.24pm Christopher Kadri (of Echuca) between Service Street and Hospital Avenue
4.26pm Lee Wanganeen (of Echuca) Hospital Avenue changeover before Eyre Street
4.29pm Nick Mioni (of Kyvalley) before Eyre Street and changeover after roundabout
4.31pm Natalie Murphy (of Moama) between Eyre and McKinlay Streets
4.34pm Keith Hearn (of Echuca) between McKinlay and Darling Streets
4.36pm Helen Barnes (of Echuca) between Darling and Pakenham Streets
4.39pm Robert Foran (of Echuca) between Pakenham and Anstruther Streets
4.41pm Richard Ronnan (of Lockington) between Anstruther and Heygarth Streets
4.44pm Barry McDougal (of Echuca) between Heygarth and Radcliffe Streets
4.46pm Alexandra Kent (of Echuca) between Radcliffe and Leslie Streets
4.49pm Nicholas Hall (of Echuca) between Leslie and Warren Streets
4.52pm Ruth Membrey (of Echuca), Dickson Street, Law Court Place, Murray Esplanade
5.12pm Col Pearse (of Echuca), PS Adelaide from Echuca Wharf to Murray River mooring
5.27pm Sharelle McMahon, Murray River mooring to celebrate site
Parking along High Street (west side) will be restricted from 2pm to allow the Queen’s Baton Relay to travel along the route safely. Landowners and business owners have been notified of parking restrictions on the day.
Cr Weston said 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.
The street level and batonbearer detail is available to explore at www.gc2018.com/gbr