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07 December 2016 - CopShop Comes to Quinte MallWarning - this news article expired on 2017-01-07. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

CopShop Comes to Quinte Mall               



Belleville, ON – On December 7, 2016, Quinte Mall, the Belleville Police Service and the Quinte Children’s Foundation are pleased to partner to bring CopShop to Belleville for the first time.

Ten deserving children will be presented with a $250 Quinte Mall gift card to shop for themselves and their families. Each child is also given a new winter coat, courtesy of Quinte Mall. The goal of the program is to not only help children in need, but also forge positive relationships with the Belleville Police Service.

The children will begin their special day with a pick up at home by a member of the Belleville Police Service, with whom they are paired up with for the day.  They will make their way to Boston Pizza for a pizza lunch courtesy of the restaurant. A visit from Santa will follow at which time each child will receive their own Christmas stocking and gift cards. 

The highlight of the day comes in the afternoon when the children and their assigned police officers shop for gifts and other items throughout the mall using the gift cards from Santa.  Many Quinte Mall merchants have offered discounts to help stretch their gift cards that much further.


“We’re so thrilled to be able to bring CopShop to Belleville,” said Matt Higgs, Marketing Director for Quinte Mall. “The program has become a fixture in communities across Canada this time of year and we’re excited to jump on board.”


In addition to Quinte Mall, CopShop will be happening at ten other 20 VIC Management Inc. shopping centers across Canada. A national community initiative, CopShop first began a decade ago at Halifax Shopping Centre and has since spread to centers across Canada.


CopShop would like to extend a sincere appreciation to all of the sponsors that are supporting this initiative including Vic20, Quinte Children’s Foundation, Quinte Mall Merchants, Hanley Corporation (Tim Hortons) and Ralph Neale Dodge.


For more information contact:

Matt Higgs
Marketing Director, Quinte Mall
613-968-3571 x 22


Insp. Mike Callaghan
Belleville Police Service
W: 613-966-0882 ext. 2136