Queen’s Baton arrives in Antigua tomorrow

Retired cysclist Anna Mears from Australia receives the baton from Britain's Queen Elizabeth during the launch of the Queen's baton Relay for the XX1 Commonwealth Games to be held on Australia's Gold Coast next year, on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London, March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville.

The Antiguan and Barbuda leg of the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay commences tomorrow.

Local organisers are promising that of the 70 Commonwealth Nations that the baton will travel through, its journey across Antigua and Barbuda promises to be one of its most memorable stops.

A special programme dubbed “Things Uniquely Antiguan and Barbudan”, is in place for its arrival.

The delegation will be greeted by national sporting federations and associations, specifically at the various sporting facilities, historical sites, and places of interest.

On Sunday evening at Shirley’s Heights, an event called, “Sunset Riddims” will culminate the first day of the baton’s expedition.

The second day, on the sister isle, Barbuda, the experience will be just as exciting.

In preparation of the arrival of the Queen’s Baton, an appeal is being made to all residents to join in on the excitement, in an effort to make this year’s relay experience simply thrilling.

The Queen’s Baton relay signifies the count down to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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