Local police officers and children partner for 12th Annual CopShop
The 12h annual CopShop,presented byHalifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), will take place tomorrow (December 7) at 11 a.m. at Halifax Shopping Centre.
For the event, approximately 65 HRP officers/staff will become personal shoppers to 52 local children as they set out for a special shopping spree. Each child will receive a $200 gift card generously donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new winter coat from Sport Chek. In the spirit of giving, Halifax Shopping Centre will also give each shopping duo a $10 gift card to ‘pay it forward;’ the CopShop participant will purchase a gift for a child the same age, which the mall will then donate to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.
Sherri Kelsie of Halifax Shopping Centre, HRP Chief Jean-Michel (JM) Blais and selected officers and children will be available for interviews during CopShop.
Media are invited to attend the event. The schedule is as follows:
11:00 a.m. - Children and officers meet in the food court at Halifax Shopping Centre for pairing
11:15 a.m. - Chief Blais addresses the crowd, and Santa hands out stockings and gift cards
11:30 a.m. - Children and officers have lunch before shopping
11:45 a.m. - Shopping begins
Notes to media:
Opportunities for media to partner with a CopShop shopping team are available. These arrangements can be made at the event on Wednesday.
For a glimpse of last year’s excitement, visit https://youtu.be/LIrihvooykM. HRP and Halifax Shopping Centre would like to thank Proptonics Video Production for generously donating its services to create this video.
Sherri Kelsie Retail Manager
Halifax Shopping Centre (902) 454-8666 or (902) 483-7901
Cst. Kristine Fraser
Acting Media Relations Officer
Halifax Regional Police
(902) 490-5154 office