Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Gotta catch ‘em all these school holidays

David Lee October 5, 2016

THE worldwide phenomenon that is Pokémon Go is poised to take over Shepparton this Friday.

Word and Mouth project manager, Jim Gow said, “This event has come about as an idea from one of our young people.

“It’s a bit of a come and try day, as well as a great excuse to catch these critters, have a swing and a slide, and get out and about!”

“We continue to engage young people by putting on a range of events for young people to do in Greater Shepparton.”

The event will be free, with people encouraged to bring their own devices.

Jim said, “We’re hoping for some great weather and to bring an end to a fantastic fortnight for KidsTown, The event also lands on the AFL Grand Final public holiday, allowing more families to get out and about on an often confusing day off.

“People don’t quite know what to do on that day, as it is a new public holiday on the Victorian calendar, so we are encouraging people to enjoy a little family time. We expect to have some other attractions in the area like Pokémon face painters, and hope to even set up our own Wi-Fi.”

Every Word and Mouth event is fully supervised, and is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event. This event starts at 1pm and finishes at 4pm, and will be held at KidsTown on September 30. Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult at all times.