The Wiggles to Headline a Rockin' Weekend of Fun at First-Ever Treehouse Big Day Out Festival Presented by Sunwing.ca September 13 and 14

Two-Day Event at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto to Feature Multiple Live Stage Performances from the Biggest Names in Preschool Entertainment – The Wiggles, Max & Ruby and Splash'N Boots

Activities to include Costume Character Meet-and-Greets, Face Painting,  Arts and Crafts, Interactive Games and Much More

TORONTO, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Something BIG is coming...! Kids and parents are in store for BIG fun at the first annual Treehouse Big Day Out, a two-day festival presented by Sunwing.ca, starring the top names in family entertainment. Hosted by Treehouse, Canada's #1 specialty channel for preschoolers, the weekend-long event is jam-packed with exciting activities for kids of all ages and will be headlined by The Wiggles – the number one children's entertainment group – and will showcase performances by fan favourites Max & Ruby and award-winning Canadian children's music duo, Splash'N Boots. Taking place at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto on September 13 and 14, 2014, Treehouse Big Day Out will offer two separate ticketed events each day – a morning show from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon show from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This special event also will be televised on Treehouse on Saturday, October 4, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

"We are thrilled to be hosting the first-ever Treehouse Big Day Out festival and to offer kids and families an incredible weekend filled with fantastic fun," said Colin Bohm, Vice President, Television, and Head of Corus Kids. "With special concerts from The Wiggles, on-stage 'play-dates' with Max & Ruby and performances by Splash'N Boots, plus tons of hands-on activities for the whole family to explore and enjoy together, Treehouse Big Day Out is sure to be a huge hit with kids and families alike!"

"We are so excited for The Treehouse Big Day Out Festival," said Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins. "We can't wait to get to Toronto to see all of our wiggly fans," added Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field. "Get ready everyone! We are going to have so much fun performing our classic songs such as 'Hot Potato' and 'Rock-a-Bye Your Bear,' as well as the new hits, 'Do the Propeller!' and 'Emma ( with the bow in her hair)," added Red Wiggle, Simon Pryce. "What a wonderful time we will have with all of our Canadian friends! We also can't wait to see the mini Emma army - pint sized girls dressed in yellow with bows in their hair," said Purple Wiggle, Lachlan "Lachy" Gillespie.

In addition to all the rockin' live performances on tap, Treehouse Big Day Out will feature an array of fun-filled family activities, including:

  • Meet and greet photo opportunities from Sunwing.ca with favourite Treehouse characters, including Franklin the Turtle, Mike the Knight, Peppa Pig and Elmo
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre building station
  • Amazing animals from the Toronto Zoo
  • Souvenir "Wiggle-fied" videos from HP
  • Nelvana Digital app play station
  • Face-painting from Treehouse Kids Supplements
  • FREE kids' haircuts and styling from Melonhead
  • Play-Doh Play Centre
  • My Little Pony/Equestria Girls Interactive Area
  • and many more!

To add to the excitement, Sunwing.ca is hosting a special sweepstakes that runs until September 15, for a family of four to win a trip to the luxurious and family-friendly Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino in the Dominican Republic. Parents can visit http://sunwing.ca/bigdayout to enter the contest or stop by the Sunwing booth at the Treehouse Big Day Out festival to enter and learn more about other exciting giveaways and coupons.

All attending kids will also receive a 60-page festival program full of activities and colouring pages for even more BIG fun at home!

Tickets for Treehouse Big Day Out may be purchased at Ticketmaster. Additional information about the event can be found at http://www.treehousebigdayout.com.

About Sunwing.ca
All Sunwing Vacations packages include "Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service," which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first-run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.

About Treehouse
Treehouse is the #1 preschool channel in Canada. The commercial-free channel offers fun and imaginative programming for preschoolers and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of entertaining, parent-trusted properties, Treehouse delivers high-quality children's programming from Canada and around the world. Parents and kids can access Treehouse properties online as well as On Demand and On Mobile TV. Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company.

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For further information: Press Contacts: Kate Calder, Publicist, Corus Entertainment, 416-479-6319, kate.calder@corusent.com; Jaymie Ivler, Grand Communications, 212-584-1133, jaymie@grandcommunications.com