TVOKids' Ranger Kara saddles up, sharing the joy of reading with kids across Ontario

TORONTO, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Grab your cowboy hats, TVOKids host Ranger Kara is coming to town. Geared towards kids aged 4 to 11 and their families, Ranger Kara visits 7 cities across Ontario from July 26 to November 9, 2014, reading Canadian children's books as part of the Read with Ranger Kara Tour.

"Reading is one of the cornerstones of learning and with the ongoing support of TD Bank Group, we are able to bring the Read with Ranger Kara tour to local communities across Ontario," said Lisa de Wilde, TVO Chief Executive Officer. "Once again, with TD's support, TVOKids will be inspiring and getting children excited about reading."

Kids can get creative and enjoy learning with fun activities onsite and get up close with Ranger Kara in a meet-and-greet autograph session following each event.

"Reading can often be taken for granted, but it is a skill that is fundamental for success in education and beyond," said Alan Convery, Senior Manager, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "At TD we are committed to promoting children's literacy and supporting programs that ensure access to education as well as inspire a love of learning – and that's why we are thrilled to work with TVOKids on this wonderful initiative." 

TVOKids provides children across Ontario with on-air and online content based on the school curriculum; kids can watch Kara on tvokids.com and as a host on TVO's afterschool programming block, The Space, Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to 7 pm.

TVOKids is proud to work with TD Bank Group as presenting sponsor and with the Ontario Library Association on this tour.

Tour Schedule
Saturday, July 26 at 1-3:30 pm
Hamilton, Hamilton Public Library, Central Location

Saturday, August 23 at 1-4 pm
Pickering, Pickering Public Library

Saturday, September 13 at 1-4 pm
Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

Saturday, October 4 at 1-3:30 pm
Ottawa, Ben Franklin Place

Saturday, October 18 at 1-3:30 pm
Peterborough, Peterborough Collegiate Vocational Institute

Saturday, November 1 at 1-3:30 pm
London, London Public Library, Central Branch

Sunday, November 9 at 1-3:30 pm
Sudbury, Science North 

For more information visit: tvokids.com/events/readrangerkara

About TVOKids
TVOKids exists to help Ontario's 21st-century learners be successful in school and in life. Developed for every kind of young learner and covering virtually all Ontario Curriculum areas for Grades JK-5, TVO-produced children's programs, web activities and mobile apps are built in collaboration with TVO's on-staff educator and classroom-tested to ensure specific educational objectives are met. According to a 2011 Ipsos Reid poll, Ontarians rate TVOKids both the most trusted and most educational children's media brand in Canada. TVOKids airs daily on TVO from 6 am to 7 pm. The award-winning tvokids.com is home to over 170 educational games and TVOKids offers a growing inventory of educational mobile apps for all platforms.

About TVO
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

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For further information: Media Contact: Nicole Morrison, TVO Public Relations Specialist, 416.484.2600 x2281, nmorrison@tvo.org