TVOKids 2010 Don't Sit Still Tour invites London and Stratford to get up and
get active!

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

TORONTO, April 28 /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 bring their free high-energy live stage show to London on Saturday May 15 and Stratford on Sunday May 16. (Times and venues are listed below.)

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 Pickering on Saturday June 5 and Vaughan on Sunday June 6. For more information please visit www.tvokids.com/dss.

Following is the schedule for London and Stratford. Each show is free and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Both shows will be co-hosted by TVOKids hosts Ryan Field and Kara Harun.

    
    LONDON (TWO SHOWS)

    Saturday May 15 at 10:30 am
    London Regional Children's Museum*
    Main Atrium
    21 Wharncliffe Road South
    London, ON
    *Free admission until 11 am
    Contact: Jo Jennings, Communications Coordinator
    Phone: (519) 434-5726

    Saturday May 15 at 3:00 pm
    White Oaks Mall
    Sport Check Courtyard
    1105 Wellington Road
    London, Ontario
    Contact: Barbara Costello
    Marketing Director
    Phone: (519) 681-0434

    STRATFORD

    Sunday May 16 at 1:30 pm
    Festival Marketplace
    1067 Ontario Street
    Stratford, Ontario
    Contact: MJ Thomson
    Property Manager
    Phone: (519) 273-6724
    

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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