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Where to see the Queen’s baton when it gets here

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February 07, 2018

The order of baton bearers in Echuca have been announced.

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 next week have been released.

Campaspe Shire Council mayor 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 baton will then be passed onto 15 batonbearers, before being handed across to the last batonbearer to carry it from a Murray River mooring into the Aquatic Reserve celebration site.

“The Queen’s baton will be arriving at the Aquatic Reserve at about 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 and 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.

“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.

Parking along High St (west side) will be restricted from 2pm to allow the relay to travel along the route safely.

The street level and batonbearer details are at gc2018.com/gbr

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