TVOKids' 2011 Don't Sit Still Tour invites Kitchener, Brantford and Simcoe to get up and get active!

  • Free live stage shows May 28 and 29 motivate kids to get moving, eat right and have fun.

TORONTO, May 9 /CNW/ - As Canadian children become more sedentary and get less physical activity, TVOKids and the Don't Sit Still Tour blast into Southwestern Ontario to kick-start active lifestyles with their high-energy, live stage show. The free show for families is in Kitchener and Brantford on Saturday, May 28 and Simcoe on Sunday, May 29 (times and venues are listed below).

Presented by EatRight Ontario, with sponsorship in part by Sun-Rype, the TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour travels to communities across Ontario and features the ever-popular TVOKids hosts in a free stage show that motivates kids to get active, eat right and have fun.

Celebrating 10 years of encouraging healthy and active lifestyles, this year the Don't Sit Still tour features TVOKids hosts Drew and Kara live onstage. Young audiences and their families can enjoy new songs, new dance moves, and non-stop opportunities to join in and follow along. And as a memento of the show and its message of healthy living, kids receive free "Don't Sit Still" gift bags.

"The Don't Sit Still shows are a fun way to share important healthy living messages with young children and their parents. The shows take place in communities throughout the province.  Encouraging children to be active every day, and to eat more fruits and vegetables leads to the development of good habits for better health and well-being," says Margarett Best, Ontario's Minister of Health Promotion and Sport.

"What's really cool about the Don't Sit Still Tour is that we get to meet TVOKids fans, see how TVO affects the community and see all the kids and parents dancing, singing and getting active," says TVOKids host Kara.

Children in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford and Simcoe areas can also enter the TVOKids "Chef of the Day" contest for a chance to appear onstage with the TVOKids hosts when the Don't Sit Still show comes to their city. Kids are invited to send in a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner menu to tvokids.com/contests/dsschefday by May 19. Winners will also receive a TVOKids prize.

For more information, please visit tvokids.com/events/dss.

Following is the schedule for Kitchener, Brantford and Simcoe. Each Don't Sit Still show is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

KITCHENER
Saturday May 28, 2011 at 11 am
THE MUSEUM
10 King Street West
Kitchener, ON
Contact: Lori-Ann Earl 519-749-9387 Ext. 229

BRANTFORD
Saturday May 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Lynden Park Mall
84 Lynden Road
Brantford, ON
Contact: Krista Toussaint 519-753-8484 Ext. 222

SIMCOE (TWO SHOWS)
Sunday May 29 at 11:30 am and 2 pm
Simcoe Town Centre
150 West Street
Simcoe, ON
Contact: Diane Robbins 519-426-4720

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. Celebrating 40 years, 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 supported by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

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For further information:

TVO CONTACTS:

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Laura Wickett       
TVO Communications       
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TVO Marketing
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