TVOKids province-wide 'Don't Sit Still Tour' leaps into Toronto for two shows at Harbourfront Centre, Sunday June 7

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

    TORONTO, May 15 /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 Toronto's Harbourfront Centre on Sunday June 7.
    Two performances, each featuring TVOKids hosts Jackie and Ryan, will take
place in Harbourfront's Brigantine Room at 235 Queens Quay West. Show times
are 11 am and 2 pm. Each show is approximately 40 minutes.
    "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 during the Don't
Sit Still show. 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.
    The Toronto shows are in the middle of a busy period for the TVOKids
Don't Sit Still Tour. On May 23 Don't Sit Still heads to St. Catharines and
Hamilton and May 24 to Kitchener and Milton. And after the Harbourfront shows
on Sunday June 7, the tour will be in Richmond Hill for two special Canada Day
performances at Richmond Green Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East on Wednesday
July 1 at 11:45 am and 2:00 pm.
    Following a summer hiatus, TVOKids Don't Sit Still Tour, now in its
eighth season, resumes in the fall with shows in Ottawa and Cornwall on
Saturday October 24, and a show in Kingston on Sunday October 25. The 2009
tour launched February 21-22 with shows in Oshawa, Peterborough, Brampton and
Newmarket, followed by shows in Windsor, Sarnia and London; Timmins, Cochrane
and Kirkland Lake. To keep updated on shows ahead, visit

    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 ext. 2881,; Andrea
Franklin, TVO Marketing, (416) 484-2600 ext. 2202,; Averill
Maroun, Harbourfront Centre, (416) 954-4502,

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