Logan baton-bearers announced

November 5, 2017 by  

Residents of Slacks Creek and other suburbs of Logan City will be able to cheer their own during the Queen’s Baton Relay next year in the days leading to the opening of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Before the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on April 4, 2018, the Australian-made baton carrying a message from Queen Elizabeth II will have spent more than a year travelling through all the Commonwealth countries in the world.

The baton, which arrives in Canberra in December, will be carried around Australia for three months. Baton-bearers were nominated by their peers earlier this year, and last month the 3,600 names of those selected were announced.

Several citizens have done Logan City proud with their community initiatives, and will carry the baton through their own suburbs near Slacks Creek on April 1. From Beenleigh, Pamela Tatt created Knit4Charities in 2004, for crafters to make items for homeless and other distressed people, while Kathryn Lyons started a campaign to solve toilet problems. From Daisy Hill, Peter Donovan runs a cricket organisation for the blind, and Maddy Birt, aged 12, developed #HugTheHelpers to create awareness for emergency workers who endure abuse while helping others.

Residents of Slacks Creek and surrounding suburbs might make use of local print shops next April, for such services as banner printing to display support for their local heroes.

The full list of baton-bearers can be found on the gc2018 website.