Pikachu and Squirtle Make an Appearance: Pokémon Go Fest

Cornwall, ON – July 19 2017 — Pokémon was one of my childhood favourites. I remember my brother and me sitting on our living room floor, trading and fighting over Pokémon cards that my mom bought us, and we would collect them in plastic binders. Everyone in elementary school would bring their own Pokémon card collection, and instead of playing sports during recess, we would sit on the pavement and show off our coolest Pokémon cards. Now, my little cousins – a completely different generation – are doing the exact same thing. When Pokémon Go was released last summer, I was excited to relive part of my childhood.

About Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is a location-based augmented reality game made for IOS and Android devices. It was developed by Niantic and released in July 2016. The game quickly became popular with millennials and the younger generation, and it won The Game Award for Best Mobile/Handheld Game.

Cornwall Pokémon Go Fest

On Saturday, July 22, Mocktails is sponsoring a Pokémon Go Crawl in Lamoureux Park. This is a WORLD event celebrating the game’s 1 year anniversary. Cornwall’s event, Pokémon Go Fest, will be attracting players from Toronto, Quebec, USA, and more!

The event will include prizes, competitions and VIP appearances by Pikachu and Squirtle! There will be over $2,000 in prizes to be won, including t-shirts, Mocktails Pokémon Go Collector pins and several Pokémon Collector items.

The event is from 12pm-6pm and participators need to register at the Mocktails Splash Canteen located next to the Splash Pad in Lamoureux Park. Registration is free.

Date: Saturday, July 22

Time: 12pm-6pm

Location: Lamoureux Park, Mocktails Splash Canteen

Written by Sophie Poirier

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