Ba­ton­bearer nom­i­na­tions close soon

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Time is run­ning out to nom­i­nate com­mu­nity leg­ends to carry the Queen’s ba­ton and be part of Aus­tralian sport­ing his­tory in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games.

The Yar­ra­wonga Chron­i­cle re­ported in March the ex­cit­ing news that Yar­ra­wonga is set to fea­ture as one of the des­ig­nated stops on next year’s Queen’s Ba­ton Re­lay.

The ba­ton is sched­uled to move through Yar­ra­wonga on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, 2018 be­fore head­ing to Wodonga via Ruther­glen.

There is only one week to go for Aus­tralians to nom­i­nate peo­ple to carry the ba­ton.

The Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games Cor­po­ra­tion (GOLDOC) is look­ing for ev­ery­day Aus­tralians to carry the Queen’s Ba­ton on its 100-day jour­ney around Aus­tralia to its fi­nal des­ti­na­tion, the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games (GC2018) Open­ing Cer­e­mony on April 4, 2018.

The Queen’s Ba­ton Re­lay (QBR) is a chance for peo­ple all over Aus­tralia in re­gional com­mu­ni­ties and ma­jor cities to be a part of the largest sport­ing event Aus­tralia will see this decade.

Ba­ton­bearer nom­i­na­tions close on Mon­day, May 15 so ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to go on­line and nom­i­nate some­one who inspires them to be great.

This is the last chance to recog­nise some­one by nom­i­nat­ing them to be a Ba­ton­bearer.

Ba­ton­bear­ers must be nom­i­nated by some­one else and nom­i­nees must ac­cept their nom­i­na­tions to be con­sid­ered for the role.

Nom­i­nate some­one to­day to carry the spirit of the Games at and check your email to see if you have been nom­i­nated.

Nom­i­na­tions are open un­til 11:59pm AEST on May 15. GC2018 are look­ing for peo­ple who: • Have achieved some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary or in­spired oth­ers to achieve some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary; or • Have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to ei­ther sport, ed­u­ca­tion, the arts, cul­ture, char­ity or within their com­mu­nity; or • Have ex­celled, or as­pire to ex­cel ath­leti

cally or per­son­ally; or • Con­trib­ute to a fun, friendly, vi­brant and

in­clu­sive com­mu­nity; • Are at least 10 years old as at 25 De­cem

ber 2017; and • Are an Aus­tralian cit­i­zen or law­fully en­ti­tled to re­side in Aus­tralia dur­ing the Re­lay pe­riod (25 De­cem­ber 2017 – 4 April 2018). Go on­line and nom­i­nate some­one to­day to be part of the Queen’s Ba­ton Re­lay.

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