Canning does its bit for games
CANNING will play host to an Australian-first family fun and learning extravaganza next month after securing American foundation Two Bit Circus to bring its giant tech games to Perth.
Preparations have begun for the carnival-style day that will be held at Canning Exhibition Centre and Showgrounds on Saturday, December 8.
Called Steam, the event will feature performances and explosive Scitech shows in a big top circus tent, inspiring talks from experts such as Dr Lyn Beazley, hands-on workshops to test people of all ages and exhibits by local clubs, schools and businesses.
There will also be roving entertainment, a food village and a ‘Science on Tap’ container bar for adults after 4pm.
But it’s the 10 giant tech games that have drawn most curiosity so far, some of which are so big they need to be purpose-built in Perth.
Creators describe the games as “both imaginative and interactive, blurring the lines between physical and digital playgrounds to create a new world of social amusement”.
Despite it clashing with one of the busiest Christmas shopping days, the City of Canning said the event would suit parents and children alike and made a strong selling point of the all-inclusive ticket price – $25 for a family or $10 per person.
“Come along, join in and help us cultivate the curiosity of the next generation through hands-on, immersive educational activities at the event this December,” Mayor Paul Ng said.
“The unique carnival will inspire critical and creative thinking for people of all ages and walks of life.”