Queen’s baton arriving in Cayman this week | Loop Cayman Islands

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On the way to the July 28, 2022 opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Queen’s Baton will endure a 294-day trek to 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. On the morning of Tuesday, April 12, the Queen’s Baton will officially be welcomed to the Cayman Islands during an event to be staged by the Cayman Islands Commonwealth Games Association and the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

According to news sources, the welcoming event will take place at the Government Administration Building and the baton will travel the length of Grand Cayman, beginning at Heroes Square, continuing to other historical landmarks and schools before concluding at the George Town Yacht Club (GTYC).

The journey continues for the baton on Wednesday, April 13, where local athletes will carry it from the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, passing it on until the Queen’s Baton Relay concludes at the Cayman Turtle Centre. The celebrations will also feature the baton’s journey through Cayman Brac.

The baton then departs Cayman for other Caribbean nations, including Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It will continue onto Canada, Gibraltar, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and finally, spend 25 days being carried across England. The journey will conclude at the Birmingham 2022 Games Opening Ceremony, where the final baton bearer will return the baton to Her Majesty, the Queen.

Everyone is encouraged to watch the baton’s journey and experience the diversity of the Commonwealth cultures and landscapes. To learn more about the baton’s design, journey and international significance, visit the Birmingham 2022 website: https://www.birmingham2022.com/queens-baton-relay/baton

The Cayman portion of this international event was coordinated by the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee (CIOC). The baton arrived previously on Cayman’s shores for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, in 2022, a platinum strand spans the length of the baton in recognition of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Year, which marks the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne in 1952. Cayman is also celebrating the Queen’s role as Head of the Commonwealth.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will also be live-streamed on the CIOC’s Instagram page, here: https://www.instagram.com/caymanolympic/