TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Giddyup! TVOKids' The Reading Rangers (Rangers Kara, Daniel and Melissa) are hitting the road, visiting towns across Ontario to share their love of reading.
Proudly supported by TD Bank Group, The Reading Rangers Book Club Tour kicks off on Sunday, September 20 at the Telling Tales Festival in Rockton. The Reading Rangers will be reading a book from The Reading Rangers Book Club, in addition to the TD-selected Grade One book Mr. Zinger's Hat, by Cary Fagan. The Rangers will be taking turns throughout the tour, with one Ranger attending each tour stop at eight locations across Ontario, to inspire a love of reading in kids across the province.
Geared towards kids aged six to 11 and their families, each tour stop offers attendees an opportunity to share in the love of reading and meet with, as well as get an autograph from, a Reading Ranger. During the event, there will also be some exciting learning-focused activities onsite provided by TVO and/or the local public library. Each kid in attendance will also receive a complimentary TVOKids gift bag.
"Reading is a critical step in the learning journey and thanks to the ongoing support of TD Bank Group, we are able to bring TVO's The Reading Rangers off the screen and into local communities across Ontario," said Marney Malabar, Director, Kids TV, TVO. "As a learning organization, we believe that this tour is a fun-filled and engaging way to inspire children and get them excited about reading."
"It's important to get children reading from an early age and nurture this essential life skill," said Alan Convery, Director, Community Relations, TD Bank Group. "We are passionate about inspiring a joy for reading and are proud to support a program that helps kids learn in a creative and interactive way."
- September 20 – Rockton – Telling Tales Festival, Westfield Historical Village
- October 3 – Sault Ste. Marie – Centennial Public Library
- October 17 – London – London Public Library, Central Branch
- October 24 – Kingston – Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Isabel Turner Branch
- October 31 – Mississauga – Central Library, Mississauga Library System
- November 7 – North Bay – North Bay Public Library
- November 14 – Windsor – Windsor Public Library
- November 21 – Ottawa – Ottawa Public Library, Nepean Centrepointe Branch
TVOKids provides children with a unique approach to learning with content based on the Ontario school curriculum, helping kids to be successful both inside and outside the classroom. Kids can watch The Reading Rangers on TVOKids' afterschool programming block The Space, Monday to Friday from
3:30 pm to 7 pm and on tvokids.com.
For more information and event details visit: tvokids.com/bookclubtour
As the technological extension of Ontario's public education system, TVO's vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, groundbreaking documentaries, and award-winning TVOKids resources both inside and outside the classroom. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
Where to find TVO
For further information: Nicole Morrison, Public Relations Specialist, 416.484.2600 x2281, [email protected]