Commonwealth Games Queens Baton comes to Napier

By   Pip   -  March 16 / 2022

 

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a symbol of the Commonwealth Games – one of the world’s great sporting celebrations.

The Relay began on 7 October 2021 at a special event at Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty The Queen placed her message to the Commonwealth into the Baton. This message will be opened at the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games where and read by a representative of the Her Majesty the Queen. 

Nigel Avery, Commonwealth Games Chef de Mission, Irene Van Dyk, netball great, Olympians Emily Gaddum, Black Sticks hockey, and Emma Godwin, swimming will be in Napier from 3 pm to 5 pm tomorrow. They will be joined by a group of school-age basketballers from Hawkes Bay basketball and will be ‘shooting hoops’ on the Marine Parade. From there, the athletes will visit the Napier pier viewing platform,  take a slow drive down Emerson Street in an Art Deco convertible car (listen out for the toot) kindly supplied by the Art Deco Trust, and will visit sculpture’ A wave in time.’ The bronze lady and dog and the boy waving. 

From there they made their way to Te Mata Peak to capture Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful sunset before making their way to Wellington.

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