Coral, tree planting in final leg of Commonwealth baton relay

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Queen’s baton relay in Fiji wraps up today, with a number of activities in line with Queen Elizabeth’s message for the protection of the ecosystem, before it is flown to Samoa.

Currently housed at the Outrigger Hotel along the Coral Coast where a coral planting activity is planned before making its way to the Sigatoka Sand dune for a tree planting event.

The Queen’s baton relay will then travel through Lautoka where it will then make its last appearance at “Koroipita”, a community highlighted as a model town for other countries at COP23 where all citizens practice and observe sustainable habits including good practices at waste management and good involvement of Community. Koroipita proudly ticks off 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The baton will travel back to Nadi where it will be packed up and continue its journey to  Samoa, as the 25th destination.

Fiji 7s’ successful Tokyo Olympics captains Jerry Tuwai and Rusila Nagasau were among a number of Fijian athletes who participated in the relay of the baton, the official reception for which was presided by Fiji President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in England from 28 July until 8 August 2022.


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