Pokémon Go came out in Canada just a few weeks ago, and it seems just about every youth in town is playing.
It's not just youth who have embraced the game, The Bow Valley Baptist Church has been labelled as a Pokéstop, drawing Pokémon trainers old and young to the building.
At first, the people who work in the church's office saw lots of young people coming to the doors and couldn't figure out why, but once they did, they decided to start handing out snack bags to any young Pokémon Trainers who stop by.
Daniel Spelliscy, Youth Pastor, Bow Valley Baptist Church, says handing out snack bags is just another way for the church to care for the community.
"As a church our goal is to care for people and love people in this community," he shares. "If they're coming here we can give them a little something to show that we care for them. We want to just show that our church is a place that wants to be open and welcome to have them here, and to be able to share with them and love them and care for them."
The bags usually have a chocolate bar, some chips, water and a bit of information on what the Youth Ministry is doing this summer.
Spelliscy thinks embracing Pokémon Go could be good for other businesses labelled as Pokéstops.
"I get that there's downsides to all this with people coming around that have nothing to do with your business. But Cochrane is a community centered town, so you're opening up a place where people can come and be a part of a community. I think it could be an interesting way to draw people into your store."
He adds he's not a Pokémon expert, but has tried to learn the game to connect with the kids.
"I've tried to learn how to play a little bit, so I can talk with them more and understand. They kind of show me how to play."