/R E P E A T -- TVOKids' 2010 Don't Sit Still Tour invites Pickering,
Woodbridge and Newmarket to get up and get active!/

Free live stage show motivates kids to get active, eat right and have fun.

TORONTO, May 19 /CNW/ - Get ready to get up and get active! As longtime champions of healthy minds and healthy bodies for children, TVOKids and the Don't Sit Still Tour are bringing their free high-energy live stage show to Pickering on Saturday June 5 followed by Woodbridge and Newmarket on Sunday June 6.

Presented by EatRight Ontario, with sponsorship in part by Egg Farmers of Ontario, the TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour travels to communities across Ontario and features the ever-popular TVOKids hosts in a free high-energy stage show that encourages a healthy, active lifestyle. 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" bags.

"The Ontario Government is pleased to support the TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour. Reaching out to children and parents with important messages on making healthy eating choices and being more active for better health is important. The show is an interactive and fun way to reach thousands of children throughout the province," says Margarett Best, Ontario's Minister of Health Promotion.

This season's new "Chef of the Day" contest invites kids to send in a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner menu to www.tvokids.com/dss for a chance to appear on stage with the TVOKids hosts when the Don't Sit Still show comes to their city. Winners will also receive a TVOKids prize.

"Ontario egg farmers are proud to promote healthy eating in the province," says Carolynne Griffith, Chair of Egg Farmers of Ontario. "The 'Chef of the Day' contest offers a fun opportunity for kids to share their favourite nutritious meals, and we look forward to seeing the entries."

Want to learn more about healthy eating? Nutrition booths will be set up near the stage, where families can drop by to ask questions and get information from Registered Dietitians and nutritionists from EatRight Ontario.

Next up on the tour is a special Canada Day 2010 performance at Queen's Park on Thursday July 1 at 2:15 PM (main stage). For more information please visit www.tvokids.com/dss.

Following is the schedule for Pickering, Woodbridge and Newmarket. Each show is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Both shows will be co-hosted by TVOKids hosts Mark Sykes and Kara Harun.

    
    PICKERING (TWO SHOWS)

    Saturday June 5 at 11 am and 2pm
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    Pickering Town Centre
    1355 Kingston Road
    Pickering, Ontario
    Contact: Lorna Murphy or Lori Hennebury
    Phone: (905) 683-7171

    WOODBRIDGE

    Sunday June 6 at 11 am
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    Blue Willow Public School
    250 Blue Willow Drive
    Woodbridge, Ontario
    Contact: Peter Kalamaris
    Phone: (905) 851-0043

    NEWMARKET

    Sunday June 6 at 3:30 pm
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    17600 Yonge Street
    Newmarket, Ontario
    Contact: Lucia Connor
    Phone: (905) 895-1961 ext. 222
    

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. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO

Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.

SOURCE TVO

For further information: For further information: TVO CONTACTS: Media contact: Lesley Horlick, TVO Communications, Phone: (416) 484-2600 ext. 2281, lhorlick@tvo.org; Marketing Contact: Lisa Marinelli, TVO Marketing, Phone: (416) 484-2600 ext. 2454, lmarinelli@tvo.org


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