Games Baton in Grafton
COUNTRY singer Tania Kernaghan will join Clarence Valley residents who will carry the Queen's Baton through Grafton on its way to Melbourne for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Clarence Valley runners include local heroes and identities like Karen Barlow, Patricia Fischer, Raymond and George Hunt, Harold Kratz, Nancy McPherson, Lindy Mears, Nathan Sullivan, Rebecca Ulrick and Brad Wadwell.
A total of 3500 Australians from all walks of life have been honoured with the opportunity to participate in the world's longest, most inclusive relay.
The revolutionary-designed Queen's Baton now is making its way across the Pacific and arrives in its 71st and final destination, Australia, on January 24. The following day it starts its Australian journey ? a 21,500km, 50-day trip. It will cross the nation, visiting every state, territory and capital city, directly touching more than 500 communities.
It comes through Grafton on January 30.
The Melbourne 2006 Queen's Baton Relay is a joint initiative of Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Corporation in partnership with the Australian Government (Funding Partner), Tourism Australia and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
The Australian relay leg is proudly presented by Telstra (Presenting Partner) and sponsored by National, Qantas and Cadbury Schweppes.