Mayor Jim Watson will present the Key to the City to Alex Trebek at City Hall next week.
Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Foyer of Mayor’s Boardroom, Second Floor, Heritage Building, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
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.
His Worship Stanley Lewis presented the first Key to the City of Ottawa in 1935 to then Governor General of Canada Lord Tweedsmuir and his wife Lady Tweedsmuir.
Key to the City recipients include Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II), Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, author Margaret Atwood, photographers Yousuf and Malak Karsh, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, actress Sandra Oh, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and most recently, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.