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Hobsons Bay will proudly host the Queen’s Baton Relay as it travels through Williamstown and Altona. Cheer on the 32 baton-bearers at our two free community celebrations as they carry the Queen’s Baton on its way to the Gold Coast for the XXI Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. Beginning at Williamstown’s Gem Pier and ending at The Esplanade in Altona, the baton route takes in Hobsons Bay’s beautiful coastal and heritage landscapes with plenty of viewing points.Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown will come alive from 11:30am with a family friendly program featuring Westside Circus, Hoodoo Mayhem Brass Band, performance group Born in a Taxi and singers from Willin Wimmin. Be there to see the baton arrive at Gem Pier on board the Tall Ship Enterprize at 1:15pm. From Commonwealth Reserve, the baton will travel by vehicle convoy to Altona. From 12:30pm, Altona’s Logan Reserve and the beach area will be filled with activities including netball, nippers, beach volleyball as well as a program of cultural performances celebrating the diversity of the Hobsons Bay community. The baton will be welcomed into Logan Reserve at 3:25pm.11:30am to 3:00pm at Commonwealth Reserve, waterfront Williamstown12:30pm to 4:00pm at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona