Marlborough Mall

Marlborough Mall
Calgary Police Service

Calgary Police Service

December 09, 2014 09:30 ET

Marlborough Mall and Calgary Police Service Unite to Brighten the Holidays for Youth

Marlborough Mall and the Calgary Police Service Team Up for Holiday Shopping Trip

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2014) - The Calgary Police Service (CPS) and Marlborough Mall are getting ready to help well-deserving children check a few things off their holiday wish list. The ninth annual CopShop event will match up CPS officers with selected children for a day of shopping. The event, which aims to foster positive relationships between the police and youth, kicks-off tomorrow, December 10 at 10 a.m. at Marlborough Mall.

CPS officers will act as personal shoppers and mentors as they help local children pick out gifts for their friends and family. Each child will receive a $200 gift card donated by Marlborough Mall and a stocking filled with treats from mall stores. Those chosen to participate in the event were recommended by a variety of sources and selected based on need, academic performance, sports achievement or volunteer efforts.

"Marlborough Mall is honoured to be partnering with the Calgary Police Services on such a great event," said Kim Wiltse, Marketing & Specialty Leasing Director, Marlborough Mall. "CopShop is a wonderful way to give back to the community, while making the holidays a bit brighter for well-deserving youth. We are thrilled to be a part of this holiday initiative."

Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux will be on hand to welcome youth at the Marlborough Mall food court. Even Santa Claus himself will make an appearance as officers and children are teamed up for their shopping excursion.

Launched in 2005, at a Halifax Shopping Centre, CopShop events have been adopted by 20 VIC Management centres across the country including locations in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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