TVOKids province-wide "Don't Sit Still Tour" leaps to life February 21-22 2009



    
    Free live stage show motivating kids to get fit and have fun premieres in
    Oshawa and Peterborough (February 21), and Brampton and Newmarket
    (February 22)
    

    TORONTO, Jan. 30 /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 are happy to announce a new
season, a new show and two new sponsors: EatRight Ontario and Egg Farmers of
Ontario. The tour opens in Oshawa and Peterborough on Saturday February 21
2009.
    The TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour continues with shows in Brampton and
Newmarket on Sunday February 22. 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.
    Presented for the first time 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 beloved TVOKids hosts (Mark,
Jackie and Ryan) 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 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.
    Following is the schedule for the TVOKids 2009 Don't Sit Still Tour's
opening weekend. Each show is approximately 40 minutes.

    
    Saturday February 21 2009 (morning): Oshawa
    Performance at 11 am
    Oshawa Centre
    419 King Street West
    Oshawa, Ontario

    Saturday February 21 2009 (afternoon): Peterborough
    Performance at 4 pm
    Lansdowne Place
    645 Lansdowne Street West
    Peterborough, Ontario

    Sunday February 22 2009 (morning): Brampton
    Performance at 11 am
    Bramalea City Centre
    Bay Court, Lower Level
    25 Peel Centre Drive
    Brampton, Ontario

    Sunday February 22 2009 (afternoon): Newmarket
    Performance at 4 pm
    Upper Canada Mall
    17600 Yonge Street
    Newmarket, Ontario

    Other stops ahead on the 2009 TVOKids Don't Sit Still tour will include
London, Kitchener, Ottawa and Sault Ste. Marie.


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For further information:

For further information: please click on tvokids.com. Or contact: Anne
Rubenstein, TVO Communications, Tel: (416) 484-2881, arubenstein@tvo.org;
Andrea Franklin, TVO Marketing, Tel: (416) 484-2600, ext. 2202,
afranklin@tvo.org; Or, for more information: Oshawa Centre, Maria Bevacqua,
Tel: (905) 686-6408, ext. 227; Lansdowne Place, visit: lansdowneplace.com;
Bramalea City Centre, Customer Service: (905) 793-9417; Upper Canada Mall,
Lucia Connor: (905) 895-1961, ext. 222


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