Theatr Clwyd was selected as the only venue in North East Wales to host the Queens Baton relay on its tour of the Commonwealth before the Gold Coast Games next year.
During a journey lasting a total of 388 days, the baton, which carries a message from Her Majesty the Queen to participating athletes, will be carried by a relay of runners and visit every part of the Commonwealth until it arrives in Gold Coast City for the opening ceremony on April 4 next year.
Flintshire baton bearers include Flint’s golden girl and taekwondo double Olympic champion Jade Jones and Shotton Paralympian Beverley Jones.
The baton arrived at 5.30pm to a baton parade from children and teens from ten Flintshire primary schools, co-ordinated by New Dance, a dance development organisation that works with Flintshire dancers.
We were so proud of our boy’s dance group who put on an amazing performance in front of the entrance to Theatr Clwyd. They worked incredibly hard with Jamie Jenkins from New Dance for just two mornings before the actual event. Well done everyone!