Queen's Baton Relay - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Queen's Baton Relay

The City of Onkaparinga is excited to be part of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 (GC2018) Commonwealth Games.

On Wednesday February 21, the City of Onkaparinga will host the Aldinga sector of the relay where local people will have the honour of taking the baton through our city.

The Aldinga sector will commence at Port Willunga Beach and finish at the new Aldinga Library with a community celebration.

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Community Celebration

When: Wednesday 21 February 2018, 8.30 - 10am; Baton arrives 9.15am
Where: Central Way, Aldinga Town Square

Entertainment and games. Coffee and bacon and egg sandwiches available for purchase.

For more information about the event, phone Pamela Hamdorf on 8384 0179.

Batonbearers announced!

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) has announced the local batonbearers for Aldinga who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Across the community, hundreds of people will get the opportunity to engage with the Baton as it travels through Aldinga on Wednesday 21 February.

19 people, including Commonwealth gold medalist Stephanie Morton OAM and fundraising super-walker James Harrington, will have the honour of participating in the Aldinga stage of the relay: From youngsters to some of Australia’s most accomplished legends, the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) recognises the achievements and aspirations of Australians from all walks of life.

The 19 batonbearers for the Aldinga leg of the relay are:

  • James Harrington
  • Stephanie Morton
  • Brad Barber
  • Cheyanne Bryant
  • Paul Daly
  • Ashleigh Darrie
  • Robert Douglas Evans
  • Graham Ey
  • Leroy Hart
  • Hayden Hoad
  • Nigel Ibbotson
  • Helen Inkster
  • Harvey Jolly
  • Belinda Mayne
  • Ruth Miller
  • Shirley Roberts
  • Charles Simmons
  • Andrew Watts
  • Kate Wilson-Smith

James Harrington - nomination story

After a family friend passed away from a rare brain tumour at just eight years old, Jimmy decided he wanted to do something for charity. It culminated in a walk around Australia to raise money for Cancer research. The walk took over a year, covered 15,500 kilometres, and raised $250,000 for the Brainchild Foundation, supporting children who are affected by brain and spinal cord tumours, and their families. He is the first Youth Ambassador for the Brainchild Foundation, as well as a City of Onkaparinga Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year (2015) and recipient of the 2014 South Australia Pride of Australia - Young Leader Category.

Stephanie Morton OAM - nomination story

Australian cyclist Stephanie won gold as tandem pilot at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, won gold in the track sprint and silver for 500m time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and achieved 4th in the team sprint at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In 2017 she won dual silver in the individual and team sprint as well as placing fourth in the keirin at the World Championships in Hong Kong. Awarded Order of Australia for service to sport in 2014, Stephanie is an ambassador for the Repat Foundation supporting veterans and emergency responders with PTSD.

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