Free live stage show motivates kids to get active, eat right, and have
TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Get ready, Timmins, Cochrane and Kirkland Lake!
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 Timmins and Cochrane on Saturday April 25 and Kirkland Lake on Sunday April
26. (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.
"Encouraging children to be more active every day is vital to good health
and wellbeing," says Margarett Best, Ontario's Minister of Health Promotion.
"The TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour is a great way to deliver this very
important message to children and their parents in communities throughout
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,
"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 Timmins, Cochrane, and Kirkland Lake, featuring TVOKids hosts Jackie
and Ryan. Each show is approximately 40 minutes.
Saturday April 25 (morning): Timmins
Performance at 10 am
1500 Riverside Drive
Saturday April 25 (afternoon): Cochrane
Performance at 4:30 pm
Tim Horton Events Centre
7 Tim Horton Drive
Sunday April 26 (afternoon): Kirkland Lake
Performance at 1 pm
Hockey Heritage North
Theatre and Gold Hall
400 Government Road West
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
The next stops on this year's TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour, now in its
eighth season, are St. Catharines and Hamilton (May 23) and Kitchener and
Milton (May 24). The 2009 tour launched February 21-22 with shows in Oshawa,
Peterborough, Brampton and Newmarket, followed by shows in Windsor, Sarnia and
London on March 21-22. For more about the Don't Sit Still Tour, visit
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,
Where to find TVO
Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265,
Star Choice channel 353.
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: Anne Rubenstein, TVO
Communications, (416) 484-2881, email@example.com; Andrea Franklin, TVO
Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2202, firstname.lastname@example.org; Amanda Langlois, Tim
Horton Events Centre, Cochrane, (705) 272-5084 ext 2, www.town.cochrane.on.ca;
Cynthia Hagen, Timmins Square, (705) 267-6431; June Ward, Hockey Heritage
North, Kirkland Lake, (705) 568-4420