St Vincent and the Grenadines will officially host the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) from Thursday, May 19 to Saturday May 21, 2022, after arriving from St Lucia.
As such, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is the 61st stop as the baton makes its way to all 72 Commonwealth Countries.
Whilst here, activities on Thursday will be centred on the leeward side of the mainland, with brief stops at primary and secondary schools.
In addition, there will be stops at tourism and heritage sites, namely the Walliabou Falls, The Botanic Gardens and Fort Charlotte, and in Kingstown- the Methodist and Anglican churches.
The following day, Friday May 20, the baton will travel across to the Grenadine island of Mustique.
A host of budding sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as sports administrators past and present, will be the baton bearers.
Following its stay here, the baton will head to Bermuda on another leg of its journey.
Claude Bascombe Jr. Baton Manager said “I am delighted that St Vincent and the Grenadines is a part of this extraordinary journey. It’s a way to highlight and promote the beauty of St Vincent and the Grenadines to people across the Commonwealth.”
The Commonwealth Games Representative, Kevin Hannaway said, “We are looking forward to celebrating the arrival of the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay in our community and are well on track with our planning for the occasion. Everyone here is excited to get involved with the festivities and to cheer on the batonbearers.”
The Queen’s Baton Relay will complete its journey at the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2022.
The Games will end on August 8, 2022.
The Relay began on October 7, 2021 at a special event at Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty The Queen placed Her message to the Commonwealth into the baton.