The Queen’s Baton is on its way to
Cayman at the end of the month.
It is a baton in Queen Elizabeth’s
honour that is passed through all the countries of the Commonwealth as a symbol
The baton set off in Delhi, India
on 8 March and its journey symbolises the harmony and shared ideals of the
Commonwealth of Nations, and will provide an opportunity for the entire
Commonwealth to share in the excitement of XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 when it
returns to Delhi in October.
The baton also carries Her
Majesty’s ‘message to the athletes’ from Buckingham Palace to the opening
ceremony for the Games.
Donald McLean, President of the
Cayman Islands Olympic Committee which represents the Commonwealth Games
Federation here, said he is delighted the Cayman Islands will be hosting the
baton – which will also go to Cayman Brac.
He said: “The Cayman Islands leg of
the relay has the potential to be watched by millions of people from all over
the world, thanks to the baton’s interactive web based technologies and the
media attention it is expected to generate.
“Our involvement in this exciting
event provides the entire community with the opportunity to highlight and
promote our Islands to the rest of the world.”
The Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi will
arrive in the Cayman Islands on 31 March 2010.