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
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.
Saturday May 28, 2011 at 11 am
10 King Street West
Contact: Lori-Ann Earl 519-749-9387 Ext. 229
Saturday May 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Lynden Park Mall
84 Lynden Road
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
Contact: Diane Robbins 519-426-4720
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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