May 11, 2012

ARGO–CISE RECESS HITS 15 GTA SCHOOLS THIS MONTH IN EFFORT TO GET KIDS ACTIVE

ARGONAUTS.CA STAFF

Toronto – The Toronto Argonauts Football Club and GoodLife Fitness want kids to get off their couches and on to a playground.  In its 5th year, Argo-Cise presented by GoodLife Fitness brings Argos players, cheerleaders, Jason the Argos Mascot, and Argonauts and GoodLife staff members to elementary and middle schools around the GTA to show students that fitness is fun, as well as to provide healthy eating tips.

Argo-Cise begins with a school assembly and pep rally and continues with an extended 30 minute recess, engaging youth in football, sport and physical activity through a unique recess experience.  Argos players will interact with the students, getting them involved in a circuit of drills and inflatable skill zones, providing students the opportunity to achieve their daily physical activity requirement.

The Argo-Cise program is one of three core in-school programs that the Toronto Argonauts bring to GTA schools.  Along with the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention program and the Level the Playing Field football program, the Argos demonstrate a continued commitment to the emotional, mental and physical health of Toronto students.  Thousands of GTA youth will participate in an Argo-Cise this month with an interactive portion that teaches students exercises that can be used in their daily lives including yoga, calisthenics, football drills and pre-game warm ups.  Students and teachers can then download the instructions, as well as healthy eating tips, off of the Argos website at argonauts.ca for future use in the schools.

Due to school regulations, media wishing to attend any in-school events must contact the Toronto Argonauts Communications Department in advance.

Here is the list of confirmed Argo-Cise school visits for 2012:

DATE:              Tuesday, May 15

TIME:               1:15 p.m.

SCHOOL:         Guildwood Junior Public School

ADDRESS:       225 Livingston Road

Scarborough, ON

PLAYER:          Jason Pottinger


DATE:              Wednesday, May 16

TIME:               1:30 p.m.

SCHOOL:         Saint Andrew Catholic School 

ADDRESS:       2533 Kipling Ave.

Etobicoke, ON

PLAYER:          Jason Pottinger

 

DATE:              Thursday, May 17

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         Erin Mills Middle School

ADDRESS:       3546 South Common Court

Mississauga, ON

PLAYER:          Tristan Black

 

DATE:              Thursday, May 17

TIME:               1:30 p.m.

SCHOOL:         St. Helen Separate School

ADDRESS:       1325 Bodley Road

Mississauga, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Friday, May 18

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         St. Joseph’s Catholic School

ADDRESS:       176 Leslie Street

Toronto, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Wednesday, May 23

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         Bolton C. Falby Public School

ADDRESS:       80 Falby Court

Ajax, ON

PLAYER:          Ricky Foley

 

DATE:              Thursday, May 24

TIME:               1:30 p.m.

SCHOOL:         George B. Little Public School

ADDRESS:       125 Orton Park Road

Scarborough, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Friday, May 25

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         Woodbridge Public School

ADDRESS:       60 Burwick Ave.

Woodbridge, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Friday, May 25

TIME:               1:00 p.m.

SCHOOL:         St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School

ADDRESS:       451 Napa Valley Ave.

Woodbridge, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Monday, May 28

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         St. Cyril Catholic School

ADDRESS:       18 Kempford Blvd.

North York, ON

PLAYER:          Tristan Black

 

DATE:              Monday, May 28

TIME:               1:00 p.m.

SCHOOL:         Pineway Public School

ADDRESS:       110 Pineway Blvd.

North York, ON

PLAYER:          TBC

 

DATE:              Tuesday, May 29

TIME:               10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL:         Bloordale Middle School

ADDRESS:       10 Toledo Road

Etobicoke, ON

PLAYER:          Tristan Black

 

DATE:              Tuesday, May 29

TIME:               2:00 p.m.

SCHOOL:         Bloorlea Middle School

ADDRESS:       4050 Bloor St. W.

Etobicoke, ON

PLAYER:          Matt Black


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