Media release: Ottawa Tourism invites Jeopardy! contestants to experience Winterlude

Final Jeopardy! question about Ottawa proved a stumper

OTTAWA, November 25, 2021—Ottawa Tourism is officially inviting two contestants from Tuesday night’s Jeopardy! show to visit Canada’s capital during Winterlude. Final Jeopardy! that night (in the category World Capitals) referenced Winterlude and skating on the Rideau Canal; “What is Ottawa?” was the correct question/answer but the contestants guessed “Paris” and “Amsterdam” instead.

“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.”

Genesis Whitlock, a diversity and inclusion professional from Brooklyn, New York, and Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, are each invited—with a guest of their choice—to spend 3 nights in Canada’s capital during Winterlude (February 4-21, 2022), including round-trip transportation, hotel accommodation, spending money, and select activities.

Winterlude is an epic winter celebration in Ottawa taking place over the first three weekends of February each year since 1979. Highlights include spectacular ice sculptures, a gigantic snow playground called Snowflake Kingdom, and the showcase activity, skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), which offers 7.8km (4.8 miles) of free ice skating fun! Many other Winterlude activities—indoors and outdoors—highlight Canada’s cultural, artistic and culinary diversity and most are offered free of charge.

About Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism provides destination development and marketing, strategic direction, and leadership in cooperation with its members and partners, welcoming leisure travellers, business travellers, group tours, and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region. Its goal is to support the local tourism economy, fueled by an estimated 11 million visitors annually in recent years and with $3 billion in typical economic output for Ottawa, generating community wealth through tourism. Ottawa Tourism’s vision is to offer the complete capital experience, tell the story of Canada, and get people talking.

For more information, please contact:

Ottawa Tourism
Jantine Van Kregten

Director of Communications, Ottawa Tourism

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