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Alex Trebek, Tragically Hip receive Order of Canada

Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, presents the insignia of the Order of Canada to Alex Trebek at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
November 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

OTTAWA - The members of the Tragically Hip and "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek were among the Order of Canada recipients to be honoured with medals on Friday.

Kingston, Ont., natives Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair and the late Gord Downie were made members of the Order of Canada for their cultural contributions to the nation and work on behalf of social and environmental causes.

Downie was previously honoured during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in June for his work in raising awareness of Indigenous issues.

Trebek, originally from Sudbury, Ont., was made an officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his "iconic television work" and commitment to educational, environmental and humanitarian causes.

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