Joey Coleman: Pokemon in Gore Park, Saturday Night, 11pm

Pokemon in Gore Park, Saturday Night, 11pm

Downtown was alive with young people when I walked in Gore Park around 11 p.m. Saturday night. It wasn’t a concert or some official special event, a group of young people had gathered to play Pokemon.

[![Gore Park, Saturday July 16, 11pm](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WP_20160716_001-771x433.jpg)](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WP_20160716_001.jpg)Gore Park, Saturday July 16, 11pm
I counted approximately 75 people in the park, many of who were using the street patio furniture to gather and chat.

I gave proper distance and respect to the Cenotaph, a couple where viewing and reading the displays in Veteran’s Place, and I noted a few picking up litter.

This Pokemon thing is great to see. (Yes, data collection and all that other jazz which is why I don’t play)

[![Gore Park, Saturday July 16, 11pm](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WP_20160716_002-771x433.jpg)](http://joeycoleman.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/WP_20160716_002.jpg)Gore Park, Saturday July 16, 11pm
I’d have to go back in my memory to the late 80s/early 90s when Olivers Pub was in the basement of the building housing the thrift store and I was waiting for an Upper Ottawa bus to remember a non-special event Saturday evening with that many people in Gore Park. (As a bonus, none of them were drunk or rowdy.)