TVOKids province-wide "Don't Sit Still Tour" leaps into Windsor on March 21 and Sarnia and London on March 22



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

    TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - How do we get our kids to exercise their bodies
as well as their mousepads, and discover as much about food groups as social
media groups? As longtime champions of healthy minds and healthy bodies for
children, TVOKids and the Don't Sit Still Tour bring their high-energy live
stage show to Windsor on Saturday March 21 and Sarnia and London on Sunday
March 22. (See venues and times below.) Many firsts are part of this year's
tour, including an exciting new contest offering kids the chance to make a
guest appearance on stage.
    "We're hearing more and more about how key exercise and nutrition are to
kids' success in school," says Lisa de Wilde, TVO's Chief Executive Officer.
"That's why TVO is taking our inspiring Don't Sit Still message to communities
across Ontario. Like everything TVOKids does, the DSS tour is all about
empowering kids to get energized for learning."
    The TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour is presented by EatRight Ontario, with
sponsorship in part by Egg Farmers of Ontario. The much loved TVOKids hosts
Mark, Jackie and Ryan travel to communities across Ontario to perform in this
free dynamic 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 and eating, kids receive free Don't Sit
Still gift bags.
    Want to be part of the show? Kids can enter the TVOKids Healthy Hot Seat
Contest for a chance to be on stage with the TVOKids hosts when the Don't Sit
Still show comes to their city. Winners also receive TVOKids merchandise prize
packs. Kids can register online for a chance to win, or find more information,
at tvokids.com/dss.
    "What's really cool about the Don't Sit Still Tour is we get kids excited
about getting active," says TVOKids host Ryan Field. "You'll see kids having
fun singing and dancing with us, and they don't even know that while they're
moving they're actually learning about active lifestyles and healthy eating.
Mark and Jackie and I have a blast travelling across Ontario because we get to
connect with TVOKids fans face to face!"
    Also new this year are nutrition booths set up near the stage, where kids
and families can drop by to ask questions and pick up tips and information
from Registered Dietitians and nutritionists from EatRight Ontario and Egg
Farmers of Ontario.
    "This sponsorship is a great opportunity for us to provide Ontario
families with information about the nutritional importance of eggs, and offer
fast and delicious recipes to prepare them," said Carolynne Griffith, Chair of
the Egg Farmers of Ontario.
    Following is the schedule for the TVOKids 2009 Don't Sit Still Tour's
stops in Windsor, Sarnia and London, featuring TVOKids hosts Ryan and Jackie.
Each show is approximately 40 minutes.

    
    Saturday March 21 2009 (afternoon): Windsor

    Performance at 1 pm
    Art Gallery of Windsor
    2nd Floor
    401 Riverside Drive West
    Windsor, Ontario
    Please note: admission to the Art Gallery of Windsor is free for those
    attending the show.

    Sunday March 22 2009 (morning): Sarnia

    Performance at 11 am
    Lambton Mall
    1380 London Road
    Sarnia, Ontario

    Sunday March 22 2009 (afternoon): London

    Performance at 3:30 pm
    White Oaks Mall
    1105 Wellington Road
    London, Ontario
    

    Other stops ahead on this year's TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour, now in its
eighth season, will include Kitchener, Ottawa and Sault Ste. Marie. The 2009
tour launched February 21-22 with shows in Oshawa, Peterborough, Brampton and
Newmarket.

    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,
Star Choice channel 353. For more information, visit tvo.org. For more about
the Don't Sit Still Tour, visit tvokids.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Anne Rubenstein, TVO
Communications, (416) 484-2881, arubenstein@tvo.org; Andrea Franklin, TVO
Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2202, afranklin@tvo.org; Art Gallery of
Windsor, Nicole McCabe, (519) 977-0013 ext. 134; Lambton Mall, Alexandra
Herman, (519) 542-7784 ext. 225; White Oaks Mall, Barbara Costello, (519)
681-0434 ext. 1803


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