Queen's Baton Relay

Council hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in Coffin Bay on Monday, February 19, 2018.

A whole community celebration at the town centre coincided with the relay.

Comedian and entertainer Sean Murphy acted as MC with his interactive Games Boy ’18 show, while local band C’Change, led by Kelly Bald, added to the ambience as the crowd watched all 16 batonbearers take part in history.

Local batonbearers who took part in the Coffin Bay leg are Yvonne Ackland, Peter Hurrell, (Coffin Bay), Meryl Davidson, Margaret Palmer, Giuseppe Perone and Rob Watson (Port Lincoln), Craig Dorward (North Shields), Heather Norton, Tom Hull, and John Treloar (Cummins).

Batonbearers carried the baton from Coffin Bay’s welcome sign to the boat ramp, where it was loaded on to a local oyster barge to be taken to the town jetty to finish on the lower viewing platform.