Good Friday in the North Lakes and Deception Bay Area will be one to remember this year as the region will host both the Queen’s Baton Relay and the Redcliffe Festival of Sails, said Chris Whiting MP.
The Queens’s Baton Relay will be moving along Redcliffe Parade between 8.30 and 9am, followed by a community celebration at Suttons Beach, with the Easter Bunny himself dropping in for an appearance, finally the passing by of the Brisbane to Gladstone yachts from about 11.30am.
“It is something that should not be missed and I encourage locals to line the streets to cheer on our local baton bearers, and then watch the Brisbane to Gladstone yachts go by,” Chris Whiting said.
“Hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay will shine an international spotlight on the Moreton Bay Regional Council area and some of our greatest achievers as they carry the baton.
“Baton bearers have been selected from all walks of life from volunteers to well-known athletes,” Chris Whiting said.
Chris Whiting said the Queen’s Baton Relay celebrated the spirt of the games and would take a 100-day journey across the nation in the lead-up to the Games.
“The Baton will travel along the longest and most accessible route ever and it’s a great opportunity for all Queenslanders to get involved in the biggest event our state has ever hosted.”
The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April.
Details around the exact route being travelled by baton bearers are at gc2018.com/qbr