Winnipeg police officers will be joining their law enforcement colleagues across the country on Wednesday for the 11th annual CopShop.
It’s a chance for children to pick out Christmas gifts for their family and friends while being accompanied by a police officer.
Each child is given a $200 gift card donated by participating shopping centres.
In Winnipeg, St. Vital Centre will host the event, along with 10 other retail properties nationwide. The program expects to welcome more than 300 children.
The two-hour shopping spree is followed by a pizza lunch and a gift bag for students filled with items donated by merchants of the mall.
The children chosen for CopShop are selected from recommendations based on need, recognition of specific academic or sports achievement or because of volunteer efforts that are making a difference in the community.