Sheridan School of Business student Laila Saleh carries the Olympic Torch through Newcastle NB

2010 Olympic Torchbearer Laila Saleh with Rod McLeod holding a Montreal 1976 Olympic Games Torch in Newcastle, New Brunswick.

Sheridan School of Business student Laila Saleh braved the rainy weather to run the Olympic Torch through Newcastle, New Brunswick, courtesy of The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) one of the sponsors of the Canada-wide event.

Saleh, a Banking and Wealth Management program student, won her opportunity of a lifetime through a contest offered by her employer RBC. Saleh, who balances a career in banking at the RBC Visa National office in Toronto and studies in banking at the Sheridan School of Business in Oakville, was recognized by RBC for her excellent customer relationship skills.

Laila's Olympic Torch is officially lit for the torch relay.

“I won the Olympic Torch Relay because of the referrals I have received for generating revenue for RBC despite the market turmoil.  It really is my once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in the Vancouver Olympic 2010 as a torchbearer and I am blessed to be part of this truly exciting event,” said Saleh.

As part of the prize package, RBC provided an all-expenses paid trip to Miramchi, New Brunswick for Saleh and a friend so she could join the Olympic Torch Relay and carry the flame.  For more information on the Olympic Torch Relay be sure to visit The Globe and Mail or view online at CTVOlympics or at RBC.

Laila Saleh carries the Olympic Torch through Newcastle amid cheering well-wishers.