Monday, December 16, 2013

Vanuatu to host Queen’s Baton 24 -28 December 2013

Carrying her Majesty's baton across Tanna on horseback, in 2010.
Exactly a week to go before the arrival of the Queen’s baton in Vanuatu. VASANOC Management Consultant Thibault Montagnon, quoted in Daily Post last week, “Because this falls on Christmas the activities will kick start on December 26 and 27 2013.” The Queen's baton will arrive next week on Tuesday to a welcome of custom dance and a display of Taekwondo at the international airport. 
The round island relay will kick off on December 26 from Warwick Le Lagon at 8am and will reach Ekasup at 6pm. Something that the local kids here will enjoy partaking in is on Friday December 27 at 10am a mini-relay will begin at Warwick Le Lagon to Wan Smol Bag where the Queens Baton Mini Games will take place. This year's theme & focus for Queens Baton is ‘Play 2 Learn & Learn 2 Play’ which recognizes the value of education for every child in Vanuatu and is also linked to the importance of the connection between education and sports. After Australia and other Pacific Islands, Vanuatu is the last country among all Commonwealth Pacific states to host the Baton prior to Africa and its return to Great Britain for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The Baton will reach the finish line at the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games on 23 July 2014, after visiting 71 nations and territories over 288 days. More information on Vanuatu program here. Call VASANOC office on +678 23230. Email vmc.vasanoc@vanuatu.com.vu Go to website www.vasanoc.com.vu