Most of the athletes who will be running with the Queen’s Baton on Friday 17th March 2017 have said that they are looking forward to carrying the Queens Baton.
They also stated that the Queen’s Baton relay will be the first step for them to be part of the Commonwealth Games in April 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
The baton will be received by the fish mongers at Lumley Beach and the students at Agape Experimental primary and secondary school in Goderich will have the opportunity to touch the Queens Baton.
The Baton is expected to travel to Olympafrica Centre and Milton Margai College. The Baton will move to the military headquarters at Cockerill.
The Baton is also expected to visit the United Nations at Wilkinson Road and then will move on to Choithram Health Facilities. Throughout the tour, athletes will be moving with the Baton delegation to the various places.
On March 16th, the Baton started its journey in Aberdeen and finished at the Standard Chartered Bank. Some of the students and lecturers at FBC who saw and touched the Baton for the first time were happy for the historical event.
At Freetown City Council the Baton delegation was received by the acting Mayor. After several statements, the Baton moved to State House. An invitation letter was delivered to President Koroma.
The Queens Baton delegation will depart on Saturday 18th March for Ghana and in the coming months the Baton will travel to all the Commonwealth countries.
It will reach Australia on Christmas Day and it will take 100 days going around Australia before the opening of the Games on the 4th April 2018.
By Bernard Turay
Friday March 17, 2017.