April 17 was a big day on Grand Turk. It was our turn to participate in the Queen’s Baton Relay and the Turks and Caicos National Museum was one of the stops.
The Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games and symbolizes the coming together of all Commonwealth Nations in preparation for the four-yearly festival of sport and culture. This year the 20th games will be held in Glasgow.
The lead-up events to the games will see the Queen’s Baton travel continuously to all 70 Commonwealth nations and territories during a two hundred and eighty-eight day odyssey. The duration, time differences and continuous nature of the journey make it a truly 24/7 experience.
The Commonwealth Games Association of the Turks and Caicos Islands hosted the prestigious Queen’s Baton Relay.The Relay started in Providenciales on April 16, and on April 17 the team was flown over to Grand Turk Airport to begin their multi-stop tour of the island.
At the Museum, the team posed for photo opportunities and the staff gave short informational tours. We sent them on their way with water on a hot thirsty day. The Turks and Caicos National Museum was proud to be a part of this monumental event.