Queen's Baton makes its way to Bunbury

Thursday, 15 February 2018 

Celebrate the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the arrival of the Queen’s Baton when it arrives in Bunbury on Friday 23 February.

The City of Bunbury will be throwing a Welcome Party for batonbearers and the community is invited to attend and enjoy the lunchtime festivities.

All the fun will begin at 12pm at Bicentennial Square and the Graham Bricknell Music Shell before winding up at 2pm.

There will be a sausage sizzle hosted by the Bunbury City Band as well as entertainment including an interactive kids’ show by Games Boy ’18. Get a few mates together and challenge each other to a game of giant Jenga, totem tennis, handball and other various activities.

Commonwealth Games athlete Jayde Taylor and Paralympian Brad Scott will also be there for fans to meet and greet.

Batonbearers from the Bunbury-Geographe region will be welcomed as they carry the baton into the city.

The following Bunbury residents were announced in October 2017 to carry the Queen’s Baton:

  • John Castrilli, South Bunbury
  • Jethro Hepton, Bunbury
  • Sheila Howard, Bunbury
  • Erin Jackson, South Bunbury
  • Natalie Jetta, Bunbury
  • Joyce McGinn, South Bunbury

The batonbearers were selected for either:

  • having achieved something extraordinary or for inspiring others to achieve something extraordinary
  • for making a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community
  • for excelling, or aspire to excel athletically or personally

The baton will then make its way to Rockingham before ending its journey at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on 4 April.