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Alex Trebek and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in photos

A collection of photos showcase Alex Trebek's contributions to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society during his life
  • Nov 10, 2020
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Alex Trebek stands on a lawn with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society headquarters in the background Expand Image

Alex Trebek was a great friend to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Canadian Geographic during his life.

From hosting the first Canadian Geographic Challenge in the 1990s, supporting the opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration, to becoming the Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Trebek was a passionate supporter of geography and education in Canada. 

We’ve pulled a selection of photos from our archives to showcase Trebek’s commitment to the mission of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Alex Trebek, in a white blazer, stands next to two rows of quiz competitors Expand Image
Alex Trebek hosts the second annual Canadian Geographic Challenge (known then as the Great Canadian Geography Challenge) in 1996.
Three men in suits stand behind three young men in green polo shirts Expand Image
Alex Trebek poses with competitors in the 1996 edition of the Canadian Geographic Challenge (then known as the Great Canadian Geography Challenge).
Alex Trebek stands next to a sign that reads Expand Image
Alex Trebek outside the Alex Trebek Theatre at 50 Sussex, the headquarters of Canadian Geographic and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. (Photo: Andrew Lessard)
Alex Trebek stands at a podium on a stage Expand Image
Alex Trebek speaks in the Alex Trebek Theatre at the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration May 13, 2019 in Ottawa. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Alex Trebek signs a guestbook Expand Image
Alex Trebek signs the guestbook in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters, 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Alex Trebek poses in robes Expand Image
Alex Trebek stands in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society headquarters at 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Alex Trebek signs posters while seated across from John Geiger Expand Image
Alex Trebek signs posters and talks with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Chief Executive Officer John Geiger in the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Reading Room at RCGS Headqaurters, 50 Sussex. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Alex Trebek speaks to men on a stage Expand Image
Alex Trebek hosts a mini challenge for past and current Canadian Geographic Challenge winners at an event celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. (Photo: Ben Powless)
Alex Trebek sits for a portrait Expand Image
Alex Trebek poses for a portrait. (Photo: Colin Rowe)
Alex Trebek speaks to children while hosting a quiz competition Expand Image
Alex Trebek hosts the first Canadian Geography Challenge (known then as the Great Canadian Geographic Challenge) in 1995.
Alex Trebek stands on grass with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society Headquarters behind him Expand Image
RCGS Honorary President Alex Trebek stands in front of the Society’s headquarters at 50 Sussex Dr. in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)
Alex Trebek stands at a podium with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society logo on the screen behind him Expand Image
Alex Trebek gave his remarks at a VIP reception celebrating the official opening of Canada’s Centre for Geography and Exploration May 13, 2019 in Ottawa. (Photo: Andrew Lessard/Canadian Geographic)

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