My friend Kate got the chance to be an Olympic torchbearer when the flame came through Ottawa a couple of weeks ago. Her run was at 7:45 a.m., December 14, 2009, in Orléans (east end Ottawa), right near our place.
The police get St. Joseph Blvd. blocked off.
Is that the fl- no, just a car.
Vancouver 2010 - "Flame Arrives..." something something something.
Eagerly awaiting the flame at the corner of St. Joseph and Place d'Orléans Blvd.
Kate's leg of the run was sponsored by Coca-Cola. And their people were far too perky for 7:45 a.m. on a Monday morning.
First glimpse of the flame! St. Joseph Blvd. and Edgar-Brault Street.
Go Kate! (Sorry for the blurry photo.)
Kate, looking fantastic!
Kate, looking somewhat blurry.
Kate handing off the torch to the next runner.
Well done, Kate!