TVOKids Greenbelt Adventure Day at Whittamore's Farm on Father's Day, Sunday June 21 2009

    Spend the day with the TVOKids hosts: featuring fun activities for the
    whole family - and free admission for dads!

    TORONTO, June 12 /CNW/ - TVOKids has a fun way for kids to spend quality
time with their dads and with the whole family this Father's Day. It's TVOKids
Greenbelt Adventure Day, coming to Whittamore's Farm Strawberry Festival
Weekend, on Sunday June 21. Whittamore's Farm is at 8100 Steeles Avenue East,
in Markham, Ontario. The farm is open from 9 to 4 pm, and dads get free
admission all day!
    Spend the day with TVOKids, meet your favourite TVOKids hosts, take part
in entertaining activities and receive host autographs. For the first 400 kids
there will be a free TVOKids Greenbelt Adventure 100% recyclable gift
bag-tote, filled with exciting Greenbelt Adventure giveaways. TVO encourages
the whole family to attend: TVOKids will be taping at the farm all day and you
might get to see yourself on TV in TVOKids' afterschool programming block The
Space or online at
    Following is the schedule of TVOKids activities for the day:

    11:30 am: Cooking 101 - Join TVOKids hosts Mark and Ryan to learn the art
              of cooking with strawberries. As well as learning how to make
              strawberry jam, they'll be making some delicious strawberry

    12:30 pm: TVOKids official welcome to Whittamore's Farm - TVOKids hosts
              Ryan and Mark will talk about strawberry picking, tell you more
              about the Ontario Greenbelt, sing the Greenbelt song, "Come on,
              Let's Go," and share the excitement of the day.

    2:00 pm:  Strawberry pie-eating contest - join in the tasty competition,
              emceed by the TVOKids hosts.

    3:00 pm:  Autographs - TVOKids hosts Mark and Ryan will be signing
              autographs until 4:00 pm. And they have free gift bags for the
              first 400 kids!

    TVO is hosting the TVOKids Greenbelt Adventure Day at Whittamore's Farm,
located in Ontario's Greenbelt, as part of TVOKids Greenbelt Adventure, a
joint project with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. The largest in the
world, Ontario's Greenbelt is home to some of the most valuable farmland and
protected green space in Canada. The aim of the Greenbelt Adventure Project is
to increase children's and families' awareness of our Greenbelt, inspire them
to explore its treasures and engage in continuous efforts to help protect it.
    Watch TVOKids and visit to find out more about TVOKids
Greenbelt Adventure.
    For more information on Whittamore's Farm Strawberry Festival Weekend,
June 20-21, celebrating the start of summer, visit

    About the Friends of the Greenbelt

    The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is an independent charitable
foundation with a mandate to fund organizations in support of farming, the
environment and rural communities located in Ontario's Greenbelt. Wrapping
around the Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of potential
to make Ontario a better place. Encompassing the Niagara Escarpment, the Oak
Ridges Moraine, Rouge Park, hundreds of rural towns and villages and some
7,000 farms, Ontario's Greenbelt is the largest and most diverse in the world.

    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,

    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) 484-2600 x 2881,; Andrea Franklin,
TVO Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2202,

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