Thursday, July 28, 2016

Join us for FREE FUN with Halifax's first POKEMON GO HUNT this Saturday, July 30th!

By now you've probably heard about a popular interactive game that is free and fun to participate in called POKEMON GO! In short, it's basically like a digital scavenger hunt or GeoCaching.  But what is all this  Pokeman craze all about?

Drop by Argyle Fine Art this Saturday, July 30th for Halifax's first "Pokemon Go Hunt". Rain or shine...there's fun to be had! Bring yourself, friend, kids, grand-kids! and play with us while exploring the downtown! No previous experience required.Join a Pokemon Trainer for a quick tutorial and then head out on a guided tour to catch a few critters!

WHERE: Meet at ARGYLE FINE ART located at 1559 Barrington Street, Halifax. (at the corner of Blowers and Barrington Street.NO REGISTRATION required.

WHEN:  We recommend participants drop by at NOON to grab a free drink provided and some snacks, enter your name to WIN a $100 gift certificate, charge up your phones at our on site charging stations, look at some ART by local art, while we wait for everyone to gather.

WHAT:  At 12:30pm the Pokemon Trainer will teach you the basics and then will lead you on a walk-about downtown to CATCH EM ALL and introduce you to some cool sights around town, including the new ROBOT mural just a step away from the gallery! (The route of the walk will be not be rough terrain or too hilly- so it's accessible to everyone!)

HOW:  All you need to take part is a cell phone with the POKEMON app downloaded ( or we can help you do this when you arrive), some comfy shoes for walking and if you'd like a wire to charge up your cell phone just in case.

EXTRA INFO:  There will be special Pokemon "Lures" along your route (you'll learn all about "lures" soon, if you don't know about them already)  to encourage the critters to appear on your journey! So drop by and take this fun opportunity to learn the something new, get outside for a walk and exercise , learn about our city and see what's happening in downtown shops not to mention meet a few new people along the way.

EXTRA EXTRA INFO: Don't forget to enter your name to  WIN $100 Gift Certificate towards art eligible to all Pokemon participates that day to be drawn at the end of the tour. You must be present at the end of the tour to claim your prize. We'll also have some other surprises in store,a drawing station so folks can draw their favourite POKEMON character if they'd like, which we'll display in our gallery windows over the weekend and cold beverages after walk.  ***ALSO, we are DOG bring your furry friend along for the walk too!

WHY: TO HAVE FUN and EXPLORE YOUR CITY! Perhaps  visit other shops and discover your downtown while here- there's so many great things down here you may not even know about! After the official POKE-HUNT with us, you may also want to  check out some of the other happenings such as the BUSKERS FEST on the Halifax waterfront.  See you SATURDAY!  If you require additional info, call us at 902-425-9456.