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Pair of Jeopardy! contestants invited to Ottawa after botching Winterlude question

“We want to show them what they might have missed,” says Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism.

Two Jeopardy! contestants are getting the chance to broaden their knowledge after a Final Jeopardy! question that would have likely disappointed University of Ottawa alumnus and former host Alex Trebek.

On Tuesday, November 23, the Final Jeopardy! category was World Capitals, and the question (in the form of an answer) made reference to Winterlude and the Rideau Canal. The answer (in the form of a question) should have been 'What is Ottawa?' Instead, Genesis Whitlock, a diversity and inclusion professional from Brooklyn, New York, and Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, guessed 'Paris' and 'Amsterdam.'

Ottawa Tourism says it has since reached out to the pair of contestants to see if they'd like to visit Canada's capital during Winterlude.

“We want to show them what they might have missed,” says Michael Crockatt, President and CEO of Ottawa Tourism, “and open their eyes to the wonders of the world’s largest naturally frozen ice skating rink, the incredible flavours of BeaverTails, and the compelling stories told in some of our country’s best museums.”

Whitlock and Schneider are invited, with a guest of their choice, to spend three nights in Ottawa, during Winterlude (February 4-21, 2022), including round-trip transportation, hotel accommodation, spending money, and select activities.

Winterlude is a winter celebration in Ottawa, which has been taking place over the first three weekends of February each year since 1979. 


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