2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

The Centre for Sport Capacity invites you to be a part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay!

Join Us in connecting communities and cultures across the Commonwealth as a 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay Batonbearer!

As part of the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, the 2022 Queen’s Baton is travelling to 72 different nations and territories, including Canada Games Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration, as it connects communities, embraces unique cultures and shares inspirational stories. Together, the Centre for Sport Capacity, Commonwealth Sport Canada and Niagara 2022 invite you to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

You can become a part of this amazing journey by registering to become a Birmingham, UK 2022 Queen’s Batonbearer. Sign-up today to walk, run or wheel 100m of the track with the Baton!

Event Information

Please join us on Saturday May 28th, as we celebrate this exciting occasion! This event will feature engagement activities from both Brock University and Niagara 2022, a great opportunity to connect with others and the chance to be a part of history. The Centre for Sport Capacity is thrilled to share this unique opportunity with you and hope to see you there!

  • Date and Time: Saturday, May 28th 2022 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Location: Canada Games Park, adjacent to Brock University’s main campus

Further information and frequently asked questions can be found below.

Canada Games Park is located adjacent to Brock University’s Main Campus, at 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines.

Registration will begin at 2:00pm. Welcome and speeches from Brock University’s VP, Ken Chan and Athletics Olympian, Khamica Brown will begin promptly at 2:15pm.

The relay will begin shortly after that and will operate on a first come first serve basis. Everyone is welcome to stay as long as they would like after their turn.

This event will run rain or shine. Please be prepared to participate under a variety of conditions.

If a thunderstorm we will move the event inside to the indoor Canada Games Park track.

There is lots of free parking available at Canada Games Park that is available for use on the day of the event.

As there are limited spots available, registration to be a Batonbearer is required.

We encourage you to bring family and friends to join in your leg of the relay.

Registration

What is the Queen’s Baton Relay

On October 7th 2021, the Queen’s Baton began a 294-day Relay through the 72 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The Baton is integral in showcasing the achievements of Batonbearers, the personal journeys of Commonwealth athletes, and the stories from a generation of young people making waves of change in their community. With support from Commonwealth Sport Canada, Niagara region is the one of the last stops on it’s journey before the Baton heads home to kickstart the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

The Queen’s Baton Relay connects the Commonwealth and tells individual stories along it’s extensive 140,000 km journey. It’s a call to make a difference and inspire us all to take on challenges. Carrying the Baton is a chance to say: “I’m here, I’m ready and I’m taking it on.”

What is a Batonbearer

Batonbearers are individuals who will carry the Queen’s Baton in its journey across the world.

On May 28th from 2:00 – 5:30pm (EST) at Canada Games Park you can become an official Batonbearer for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Each registrant will be allowed to carry the Queen’s Baton for 100 metres of the track. You will then hand the baton off to another Batonbearer. This event will have professional photographers who may include your journey in the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Birmingham, UK  Commonwealth Games.