Jul 23, 2021
By Andy Johnson
The acclaimed and award winning, long time host of the TV game show “Jeopardy” was honoured yesterday on what would have been his 81st birthday.
A new program called “The Trebek Initiative” was born with the intention of supporting and empowering emerging Canadian explorers, scientists, educators and photographers.
The Sudbury-born TV host had a passion for geographic literacy and served as honorary president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society until his death from pancreatic cancer last November.
The program will provide more than $400,000 annually to emerging Canadian explorers.