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Change Of Scenery For The Qbr In The Tablelands

March 15, 2018 Sports No Comments Email Email
Tropical North Queensland turned it on for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) as it made its way through the luscious Tablelands today.

Sunshine shone down on the batonbearers as they carried the Queen’s Baton through Ravenshoe, Atherton and Tolga this morning.
Batonbearer Sharon Thompson Waller carries the Queen’s Baton past Queensland’s highest pub
Winding its way past Queensland’s highest bakery and Queensland’s highest pub, in Queensland’s highest town, Ravenshoe, the main street was lined with people ensuring there were cheers for their local legends.
The cheers didn’t let up in Atherton, with a royal send off from Atherton State School as the Queen’s Baton visit and pending Commonwealth Games were celebrated.
The smile beamed across Lyndal Scobell’s face when she was handed the Queen’s Baton, being part of the GC2018 QBR a way of recognising hard-working locals and humble volunteers.
“A friend nominated me because I’ve done quite a bit of work in emergency management and long term recovery. We’ve had some really big disasters up here in the last 10-12 years and I’ve worked in the long term recovery of those. I’m a bit of a volunteer junkie, I volunteer for lots of local organisations.”
A small town with a big voice, Tolga made plenty of noise, the loudest coming from Tolga State School, with the entire school out on the footpath.
The colourful QBR convoy then made its way across to Mareeba through the lush mountain pastures and farming land the Tablelands are famous for.
This afternoon the GC2018 QBR will make a special visit to the Daintree Rainforest, before exploring the Great Barrier Reef tomorrow.
On Friday, the Queen’s Baton will be in the hands of 118 batonbearers as it relays through GC2018 event city Cairns.

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