Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Quinns Rocks

Butler resident Rishelle Hume (left) will be a baton bearer when the Queen’s Baton Relay visits Quinns Rocks.

THE Queen’s Baton Relay will be in Quinns Rocks and at the Jacaranda Amphitheatre on Monday, February 26.

Some of the baton bearers include Noongar leader and Butler resident Rishelle Hume and Scott’s Great Walk founder Scott Guerini of Alkimos.

The City of Wanneroo said there would be African drumming, face-painting and children’s entertainment at the Quinns Mindarie foreshore and Quinns Mindarie Community Centre from 9.45am to 10.45am with the Queen’s Baton due to arrive at 10.34am.

At the Jacaranda Amphitheatre and the City of Wanneroo Civic Centre  from 11.30am to 12.30pm entertainment will include the Challenge Brass Band and children’s activities provided by City of Wanneroo Libraries.

Queen’s Baton is due to arrive at 12.09pm.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the city was the only local government hosting community celebrations at two locations, which meant more residents would get the chance to be part of the historic event.

Cr Roberts said the Queen’s Baton Relay was a global tradition that celebrated diversity, inspired community pride and aimed to excite people about the world-class festival of sports and culture the Commonwealth Games offered.

“The relay will be the longest and the most accessible ever,’’ she said.

“Residents will have the chance to see the baton up close and hear inspiring stories from local baton bearers.

Rishelle Hume has devoted her working life to the advancement of Aboriginal people.

She holds a double major in commence and human resource management, and is employed as a senior HR Aboriginal employment consultant within the oil and gas sector.

In 2016 she received the Western Australian Aboriginal person of the year award for promoting Aboriginal rights and Noongar culture.

Scott Guerini founded Scott’s Great Walk at four years old after learning about fundraising at kindergarten.

Since 2010 Scott has raised $125,000 for Telethon and recently had a book published which he wrote and illustrated – ‘Did You Know, You Can Change the World?’ which is about helping others and his walking journey (proceeds from the book sales go to Telethon).

Explore the interactive map and find out the exact times and locations of the baton relay route on the Commonwealth Games website www.gc2018.com/qbr.

Cr Roberts said rolling road closures would be in place as the baton travelled through the streets of Quinns Rocks and Wanneroo.

She said adequate measures had been taken to ensure minimal disruption for residents.

For more information regarding traffic and celebrations visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/queensbatonrelay