TVOKids province-wide "Don't Sit Still Tour" leaps into Sault Ste. Marie on October 3 and Blind River on October 4

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

    TORONTO, Sept. 3 /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 Sault Ste. Marie on Saturday October 3 and Blind River on Sunday
October 4. (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 to find more
information, at
    "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 Sault Ste. Marie and Blind River, featuring TVOKids hosts Ryan and
Mark. Each show is approximately 40 minutes.

    Saturday October 3:                Sunday October 4:
    Sault Ste. Marie                   Blind River
    Performance at 3 pm                Performance at 1 pm
    The Station Mall                   Blind River Community Centre
    293 Bay Street,                    Upper Hall, Indiana Avenue
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario          Blind River, Ontario

    The last stops on this year's TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour, now in its
eighth season, will be Ottawa, Brockville and Kingston.

    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: Lisa Marinelli, TVO Event
Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2454,; Andrea Franklin, TVO
Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2202,; Maureen Webb, The
Station Mall, (705) 946-7239,; Sally Hagman, Blind River
Community Centre, (705) 356-2251,

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