Jeopardy host Alex Trebek to receive key to city of Ottawa
Trebek graduated from University of Ottawa in 1961 with a degree in philosophy
One of the most famous graduates of the University of Ottawa will receive the key to the city next week as Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will be honoured by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.
Remember to answer in the form of a question. <a href="https://t.co/1v8A9J9CIp">pic.twitter.com/1v8A9J9CIp</a>—@JimWatsonOttawa
Watson tweeted the announcement Friday morning in a Jeopardy-style question.
"The Key to the City will be presented to Mr. Trebek for his philanthropy and activism, his unrelenting commitment to higher education, and his steadfast loyalty to his alma mater, the University of Ottawa," according to a news release.
The tweet sparked some mixed reaction from the public.
<a href="https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa">@JimWatsonOttawa</a> Who is Alex Trebek? I've watched Jeopardy since I was a grad student in the 1980s. Wow, I feel old!—@TrainerGloria
Who is Alex Trebek? Our most popular alum <a href="https://twitter.com/uOttawa">@uOttawa</a> ! <a href="https://t.co/sDwIBs3dRc">https://t.co/sDwIBs3dRc</a>—@Amarastweets
There was some skepticism about the choice.
<a href="https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa">@JimWatsonOttawa</a> why is Alex Trebek getting a key to the city of Ottawa when he's from Sudbury? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ItsStillAQuestion?src=hash">#ItsStillAQuestion</a>—@Sens_Sarge
There was also some fooling around as Watson's somewhat cryptic tweet had a clear answer.
<a href="https://twitter.com/JimWatsonOttawa">@JimWatsonOttawa</a> Pat Sajak?—@fakeBobbyDuff
For those playing at home, Sajak is the host of Wheel of Fortune.
Trebek will receive the key to the city from mayor Watson at a news conference on May 5 at Ottawa City Hall.