Local police officers and children partner for 13th annual CopShop
The 13th annual CopShop, presented by Halifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, December 6) at 11 a.m. at Halifax Shopping Centre.
For the event, 60 HRP officers/staff will become personal shoppers to 51 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 help 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.
Stephanie Schnare of Halifax Shopping Centre, HRP Deputy Chief Robin McNeil 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 Terrace (food court) at Halifax Shopping Centre for pairing
11:15 a.m. - Deputy Chief McNeil addresses the crowd
Santa distributes stockings and gift cards
11:30 a.m. - Children and officers eat lunch before shopping
Media connects with children and officers
11:45 a.m. - Shopping begins