TVOKIDS WELCOMES DEGRASSI ALUMNUS DALMAR ABUZEID TO THE TEAM IN THE SPACE

TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - A familiar face will be showing up in the The Space beginning May 2 when Toronto-born actor Dalmar Abuzeid joins Kara and Drew as a new host in the TVOKids' afternoon program block for children aged 6 to 11.

Dalmar played Liberty's little brother on Degrassi: The Next Generation, but in his new role as a TVOKids host in The Space, Dalmar takes on the role of older brother bringing stories from the field to kids across Ontario, including one kid very close to him.

"When I auditioned to be the new TVOKids host, I ran as many ideas as I could past my secret ace - my seven-year-old little brother - to see if I was on the right track," Dalmar confides. "To have him and now a whole team of inspiring experts to work with in the field makes me want to bring 110% to the table. My plan is just to have fun and be honest with the kids."

For Dalmar, who has also appeared on TV programs such as Zoe Busiek's Wild Card and Majority Rules, being a TVOKids host brings new challenges. "This is a new side of performing for me so I'm excited to hit the ground running," says Dalmar. "I look forward to the whole experience of being a TVOKids host and meeting different people, visiting new places, and exploring interesting stories."

Dalmar is also looking forward to adding to TVO's long history of providing quality, educational programming for young learners that's fun and safe. "I remember how I would rush home from school and catch shows like Arthur and Polka Dot Shorts," says Dalmar. "Now that I look back, I can really appreciate the programming I grew up on. Without a doubt, TVO stays true to being the most educational channel for kids."

You can catch Dalmar in TVOKids' The Space, weekdays between 3:30 pm and 7 pm, on TVO.

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.

Where to find TVO 
Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580, Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.

Image with caption: "Dalmar Abuzeid, TVOKids Host (CNW Group/TVO)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110428_C7708_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg

SOURCE TVO

For further information:

Media contact:
Paul Ginis
TVO Communications
416.484.2600 x 2445
pginis@tvo.org


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