Karelle Edwards chosen as Ottawa’s Pan Am torchbearer

Orléans resident Karelle Edwards, an Olympic-hopeful in hurdling, has been chosen as Ottawa’s Pan American Games torchbearer.

The city was given the opportunity to choose one torchbearer, and put out a call for nominations in January.

Edwards said her father’s friend nominated her to cover the downtown route.

“For Canada to have the Pan Am Games is already huge,” said Edwards, 25. “So to be part of the kick-off is an absolute honour.”

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