Queen’s Baton Relay on way to Games

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times

People are being encouraged to get into Manjimup and Bridgetown on February 22 and 23 to witness the Commonwealth Games’ Queen’s Baton Relay travel through the region.

Festivities will kick off in Manjimup on February 22 with free children’s entertainment, food and live music at the Timber Park from 3.30pm to 5pm.

From 5.01pm at the Manjimup Recreation Centre, the baton will make its way over the next half hour through 12 baton bearers to finish at the Timber Park.

There will then be an official welcome ceremony at the Timber Park from 5.30pm to 6pm, followed by more Evening in the Park festivities, including a concert until 9.30pm.

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The free concert will include Top 10 country music artist Tom Curtain who will be supported by local musicians Renae Knowles, Steve Vidovich and Table 4 Two Trio.

“The invitation to host an overnight leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2018 Commonwealth Games is a prestigious opportunity for residents within the shire and region,” Manjimup shire councillor Jayde Salomone said.

“It is an event that fosters civic pride and community spirit.”

The relay will continue its run on February 23 in Bridgetown before heading to Bunbury.

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