Isle of Man News - POSTED Mon 17-07-2017

CGA announces Isle of Man leg of Queen's Baton Relay

by LC

There will be a chance to see The Queen’s Baton as it visits the Island in September on its way to Australia for next year’s Commonwealth Games.

The Baton will be officially welcomed to the Island by the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association’s President Basil Bielich, who will be accompanied by the Chief Minister Howard Quayle and CGA officials.

Over the weekend the Baton will visit the Association’s Team Champions, Auxesia, Escape the Rock, Manx Telecom, Paysafe, Skanco and SMP Partners, as well as Government House and Tynwald Hill. Mylchreests Motors and Isle of Man Trike Tours will be the official transport for the Baton as it makes its way around the Island.

All are welcome to get involved in the visit, with events being held around the Island giving residents the opportunity to see the Baton and celebrate Team Isle of Man.

Saturday, 2 September 2017
09:00 - 12:00 - National Sports Centre, Grove’s Road, Douglas
12:30 - 14:00 - Queen’s Baton Walking Relay from Laxey Pavilion to Laxey Wheel
14:30 - 14:45 - Horse Tram along Douglas Promenade (Derby Castle to The Sefton Hotel)
15:00 - 15:30 - Richmond Travel, (Escape the Rock.  Part of the Online Regional Travel Group) Strand Street, Douglas
15:30 - 16:00 - Manx Telecom, Strand Street, Douglas
16:30 - 17:00 - Harry Kelly’s Cottage, Cregneash Village
17:00 - 18:00 - Queen’s Baton Jogging Relay to the Sound

Sunday, 3 September 2017
09:00 - 11:00 - Mooragh Park, Ramsey
11:30 - 11:45 - Grandstand, Douglas
11:45 - 12:15 - Isle of Man Hospice
12:30 - Tynwald Hill, St. John’s
12:45 - 13:45 - Moore’s Kipper Factory, Peel
14:30 - 15:30 - Snaefell Summit (Electric Tram from the Bungalow)
16:00 - 17:00 - Sports Fun Day, Centre 21, Greenfield Road, Douglas

Details will be available on www.cga.im/baton and the full international relay can be viewed at www.gc2018.com/qbr.

For more information about the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association including ways to support Team Isle of Man visit www.cga.im.

 

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