The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games along with Hobsons Bay are celebrating the Queen’s Baton Relay traveling through Altona and Williamstown.
When: Saturday 10th Feb
Where: Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown AND Logan Reserve, Altona
Cheer on the 32 baton-bearers at these two free community celebrations as they carry the Queen’s Baton on its way to the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Beginning at Williamstown’s Gem Pier and ending at The Esplanade in Altona, the baton route takes in Hobsons Bay’s beautiful coastal and heritage landscapes with plenty of viewing points.
Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown will come alive from 11.30am with a family friendly program featuring Westside Circus, Hoodoo Mayhem Brass Band, performance group Born in a Taxi and singers from Willin Wimmin. Be there to see the baton arrive at Gem Pier on board the Tall Ship Enterprize at 1.15pm.
From Commonwealth Reserve, the baton will follow the coastline, along Point Gellibrand to end the first stage of its route at Williamstown Beach. From there, the baton will travel by vehicle convoy to Kim Reserve in Altona, where the baton-bearers will then travel south on Millers Road, before heading west along The Esplanade to Logan Reserve, before continuing to Maidstone Street.
From 12.30pm, Altona’s Logan Reserve and the entire beach area will be filled with activities including netball, nippers, beach volleyball as well as a program of cultural performances celebrating the diversity of the Hobsons Bay community. The baton will be welcomed into Logan Reserve at 3.25pm.
11.30am to 3pm at Commonwealth Reserve, waterfront Williamstown
12.30pm to 4pm at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona