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Barossa Begins Preparations for Queen’s Baton Relay

Barossa residents have begun planning their Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) experience with the street-level detail and community celebrations now available to explore online.

Local batonbearers Reuben Batten, Maggie Beer AM and James Graetz will take centre stage when the Baton arrives in Angaston on February 18, on the first day of its South Australian leg.

The Baton will leave Good Shepherd Primary School at midday and arrive 40 minutes later at Angas Recreation Park for a community celebration with a carnival atmosphere.

The Barossa Council has been working closely with Lyndoch and Barossa Valley Little Athletics Clubs to bring a local flavor to the festivities, with plans for food stalls, family-friendly activities and some traditional Barossa sporting rivalry.

Mayor Bob Sloane encouraged people to save the date, saying it will be a great opportunity to see the Baton before it arrives at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on 4 April, 2018.

“It’s a great privilege to be included on the itinerary and we would love to see people line the streets and give a warm Barossa welcome to this iconic event,” he said.

“I encourage people to mark the date in their calendars now and go online to find out what they can expect when the Queen’s baton arrives in our community.

More infornation about the Angaston celebrations at or visit Council’s website and Facebook page for regular updates.

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