The Queen’s Baton Relay, bearing a message from her Majesty The Queen, is coming to Kangaroo Island on February 20.

Grabbing the baton: Coming to KI on February 20, the Queen's Baton Relay promises to be a proud moment for our many baton bearers.
Grabbing the baton: Coming to KI on February 20, the Queen's Baton Relay promises to be a proud moment for our many baton bearers.

The Queen’s Baton Relay, bearing a message from her Majesty The Queen, is coming to Kangaroo Island on February 20.

Starting in Penneshaw at 9.30am at the Lloyd Collins Reserve, the first of five baton bearers will be Tahnese Childs.

She will hand over to David Florance at 9.50am and the baton will continue up Frenchman’s Terrace, Middle Terrace, Nat Thomas Street, North Terrace and end at Hog Point Reserve.

There will be a community celebration at the Reserve at 9.40am.

At 9.53am the baton will be handed to Susan Pearson, 9.55am Cameron Stewardand at 9.58pm to Georgie Horjus.

These baton bearers will travel from Hog Point Reserve and will continue to North Terrace, Thomas Willson Street, Howard Drive and finally Cape Willoughby Road, KICE Campus. 

Travel will be restricted, but all roads will open from 10.05am.

At 3.30pm Kevin Howard will be the final baton bearer in Penneshaw at the jetty.

In Kingscote at 11.47am the first of 18 baton bearers will be Korelle Wintinna, starting at Kingscote School.

At 11.53am, track cyclist medallist Matthew Glaetzer (Commonwealth Games and Olympics) will take the baton at Centenary Avenue and hand it over at 11.55am to Rick Morris. 

He will pass it on at 11.58am to Verity Remilton.

The baton will travel up Centenary Avenue, Rawson Street, White Street, McLaren Street, The Esplanade and ending at the Pioneer Memorial.

At 12.03pm Heather Fisher will continue from the Pioneer Memorial.

The other baton bearers will continue from the Pioneer Memorial, travel down The Esplanade to Kingscote Terrace, then Commercial Street, Dauncey Street, Cygnet Road, Chapman Terrace, Kingscote Terrace, Anzac Street and will finish at Bernie Davis Memorial Park at 12.41pm.

At 12.05pm the baton bearer is Frank O’Brien, 12.08pm Jane Roberts, 12.11pm Alex Laver, 12.13pm Maxine McSherry.

12.16pm is Peter Philp, 12.19pm Matthew Sinclair, 12.22pm Roger Williams, 12.24pm Nick Horjus.

12.27pm is Alan Hale, 12.30pm is Anthony Anderson, 12.32pm Seraphina Snowball.

12.35pm is Donald Smith, 12.38pm David Gibson.

12.41pm is a community celebration for all at Bernie Davis Memorial Park.

All roads will re-open immediately after the baton has passed.

Please visit the KI Council website: kangarooisland.sa.gov.au/qbr for detailed maps of the route and road closures.

Drivers should obey the directions of staff positioned at each road closure to allow safe passage of the baton.