The opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games is less than a year away and nominations for batonbearers are now open.
Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a local legend for their chance to be a batonbearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay when it travels through Swan Hill, Nyah and Robinvale in February 2018.
Swan Hill Rural City Council Mayor Les McPhee said Council was thrilled to have three towns selected for the Queen’s Baton Relay.
“The relay gives our region a great chance to be part of the Commonwealth Games, to showcase our Murray River communities, and to acknowledge some of our inspiring locals,” Cr McPhee said.
“I encourage you to nominate a local legend you think deserves to be a batonbearer, whether they’re an aspiring young person or someone who is already accomplished.
“The Queen’s Baton Relay is not only a symbol of the Commonwealth Games, but an event that will connect our local communities with others across Australia and the Commonwealth.”
To ensure our region maximises on this significant event, Council is currently promoting the Community Batonbearers Nomination program. Under this process anyone can nominate a person who inspires them to be great, has achieved something extraordinary or who has made a significant contribution to sports, education, the arts, culture or charity.
The process is fairly straight forward and can be easily undertaken by visiting the following website https://www.gc2018.com/qbr. Nominations close 15 May 2017.
In addition to nominating via the website, Council also has the opportunity to elevate nominations during the evaluation process.
If you would like your nomination elevated, forward the nominees name and brief reason as to why they should be a batonbearer to email@example.com or call in to the Swan Hill Region Information Centre.
This priority nomination process is only available to the participating townships of Swan Hill, Nyah and Robinvale and must be completed by Friday, 12 May.
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