The Relay comes through Gatton
The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) was a once in a lifetime opportunity for local residents to be part of the epic journey of the Baton.
Gatton was the only town between Toowoomba and Ipswich to host a Queen's Baton Relay!
The streets along the route were lined with proud community members who cheered the 18 batonbearers through the streets of Gatton.
It was great to see so many schools, childcare services and aged care homes supporting the Relay and being part of history.
Official photos of the Gatton leg of the Queen's Baton Relay are available via this link.
A special free community celebration was held at the Gatton showgrounds on the arrival of the last batonbearer, Paralympian Claire Keefer. Several thousand people turned out and were entertained by local act No Drahma, followed by Justice Crew and tribute band Acca Dacca.
The many community groups and market stalls that got involved in the day added to the festival-feel.