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December 9, 2003
Cool Kids welcomes kid-approved superstars
  
Toronto Special Events - WinterCity's Cool Kids Series is the perfect excuse
for Torontonians to bundle up their kids and celebrate winter in the city. The
series entertains the little ones at Yonge-Dundas and Mel Lastman Squares with
live stage show performances featuring some of the most amazing and popular
kid-approved superstar entertainers. The incredible guest list includes The
Kratt Brothers, Strawberry Shortcake(TM) and her friends, Babar(TM) and the
lovable residents of Sesame Street©. The Cool Kids Series is free and runs each
Saturday and Sunday between January 30 and February 8.

The Cool Kids Series at Yonge-Dundas Square, presented by Scotiabank, launches
with Creature Trail Adventures with The Kratt Brothers. Brothers Chris and
Martin Kratt have traveled the world searching out some of the planet's most
unusual wildlife on their wildly popular award-winning shows Kratts' Creatures,
Zoboomafoo and Kratt Bros. Be the Creature. The Kratt Brothers are visiting
Toronto to teach young families to care about our planet and the creatures that
they share it with. Everyone's favourite leaping lemur, Zoboo from Zoboomafoo,
will make a special guest appearance to say hello. The call of the wild will
kick off the afternoon with The Toronto Zoo's Amazing Animal Show. Audiences
can check out the excitement as Zoo staff interacts with the furry and feathery
Zoo residents and have all their animal questions answered. Creature Trail
Adventures with The Kratt Brothers and The Toronto Zoo's Amazing Animal Show
will take place on Sunday, February 1 with shows starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Excitement continues at Yonge-Dundas Square with the 35th anniversary of the
ground-breaking television show, Sesame Street ©. Launched in 1969, Sesame
Street is the award-winning educational program beloved by children, trusted by
parents, and honoured with 91 Emmy Awards - more than any single television
show in history. WinterCity launches a very special anniversary celebration
with Sesame Street © Sing Along. The crowds can to sing along with Bob McGrath,
Elmo, and Grover, residents of the most-famous neighbourhood in the world.
Opening act, Kidz Kidding, will get the kids hopping with their fun and
interactive musical performance. Sesame Street © Sing Along takes place on
Sunday, February 8 with shows starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas
Square.

The fun doesn't end there. Enbridge Gas Distribution is sponsoring two
outstanding shows at Mel Lastman Square. The star of worldwide bestselling
books and award-winning TV series, Babar(TM) comes to WinterCity with the
Museum of Art Show. In his adventure, Babar tells the story of how he and his
wife Celeste turned an old train station into an art museum and helped their
curious children appreciate paintings of all kinds. After the show, the kids in
the audiences are invited to create life-long memories by meeting with
Babar(TM) at the stage. The Doug Barr Children Show will get the kids singing
and dancing before Babar takes the stage. Babar's(TM) Museum of Art takes place
on Saturday, January 31 with shows starting at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Mel
Lastman Square. Enbridge Gas Distribution will also be offering a lunchtime BBQ
where hungry audience members can enjoy free hotdogs between noon and 2 p.m.

Mel Lastman Square turns into Strawberryland, the home of a spunky little
redhead girl named Strawberry Shortcake(TM). This lovable youngster makes a
berry special trip to WinterCity with her friends Ginger Snap(TM), the best
cookie chef in the world, and Orange Blossom(TM), who has a green thumb in the
orange grove. Audiences can help to create an enchanting patchwork of song,
dance and laughter. Strawberry Shortcake(TM) will make new friends on her trip
to Toronto with a special meet and greet at the stage after her shows. Musical
act Markus will start the show with a selection of songs to help celebrate
friendship. Strawberry Shortcake(TM) & Friends take the stage on Saturday,
February 7 with shows starting at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Mel Lastman Square.

Dare to forget the weather at the party hosted by the world's coolest winter
city. Toronto's newest winter festival, WinterCity, built on the foundation of
the long-running WinterFest, creates a new tradition of winter revellry.
Running from January 30 - February 12, 2004, this 14-day celebration gives
center stage to the city's renowned culture, creativity and cuisine. With
stellar free indoor and outdoor programming, the hugely popular prix fixe
restaurant promotion Winterlicious presented by American Express plus tons of
winter programming and discounts at Toronto's attractions, WinterCity provides
the perfect opportunity to sample the lush culture and intriguing diversity
Toronto has to offer.

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit
http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media Contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca



 

 

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