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Local police officers and children partner for 13th annual CopShop

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Local police officers and children partner for 13th annual CopShop

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The 13th annual CopShop, presented by Halifax Shopping Centre and Halifax Regional Police (HRP), took place wednesday, December 6,  at Halifax Shopping Centre.

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For the event, 60 HRP officers/staff will became personal shoppers to 51 local children as they set out for a special shopping spree.

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Each child received a $200 gift card generously donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new winter coat from Sport Chek.

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In the spirit of giving, Halifax Shopping Centre also gave each shopping duo a $10 gift card to help pay it forward; the CopShop participant purchased a gift for a child the same age, which the mall will then donate to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.

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The busy day:

11:00 a.m. – Children and officers meet in The Terrace (food
court) at Halifax Shopping Centre for pairing

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11:15 a.m. – Deputy Chief McNeil addresses the crowd
Santa distributes stockings and gift cards

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11:30 a.m. – Children and officers eat lunch before shopping
Media connects with children and officers

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11:45 a.m. – Shopping begins

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Source: Media Release

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