The Peterborough Police Service And Lansdowne Place Mall Team Up For 12th Annual Cop Shop

The Peterborough Police Service and Lansdowne Place Mall are excited for the 12th Annual Cop Shop, a cherished holiday tradition for officers, mall staff and local children.

Started in 2006 by Peterborough Police Constable Leanda LeVasseur, Cop Shop partners a Peterborough Police Service officer with a local child based on good school citizenship, volunteer or academic achievement. The schools select the children that participate in the program. 

2016 Cop Shop at Lansdowne Place Mall

2016 Cop Shop at Lansdowne Place Mall

HOW COP SHOP DAY WORKS

-> The children arrive at the mall in a limousine and are provided breakfast courtesy of Tim Hortons.

-> They are also generously provided with a $200 gift certificate from Lansdowne Place to spend on holiday shopping for family and friends.

-> The officer becomes the child’s personal shopper for the day and a bond is quickly formed. (All of the officers that participate in the program are volunteering during their off-duty time.)

-> Mall shops provide the kids with additional discounts and treats.

-> Purchases are wrapped and tagged by mall staff, and by volunteers from the community and the police service. Lunch caps off the event followed by a complimentary photo with Santa and their officer friend.

-> The students then enjoy a limousine ride back to their school courtesy of Welsh Limousine and Ulimate Limousine.  

2016 Cop Shop at Lansdowne Place Mall

2016 Cop Shop at Lansdowne Place Mall

This year’s Cop Shop takes place on Wednesday, December 5th. The children will be arriving at the mall at approximately 9:30 a.m. and the event takes place until about 1:30 p.m.

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Peterborough Museum & Archives' Newest Exhibition Terry Fox: Running To The Heart Of Canada Is On Loan From Canadian Museum of History

Peterborough Museum & Archives' newest exhibition titled Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada is a must see for people of all ages.

The exhibition is on loan from the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, with support from the Terry Fox Foundation, and will be on-site in Peterborough for public viewing until Sunday, December 9th.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

The exhibition provides a unique look at Terry’s epic 143-day, 3,339-mile (5,373-kilometre) journey from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1980. It explores Canadians’ deep and abiding affection for Terry and examines his unique place in our collective memory.

Developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Terry Fox’s family, the exhibition traces Terry’s journey and shows the impact he had on modern Canadian life—the numerous schools, community centres and features of the landscape named for him, and the Canadian coins, stamps and passports bearing his image.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

“During the Marathon of Hope and the months that followed, Canadians filled our home in Port Coquitlam, B.C., with scrapbooks, written tributes and gifts reflecting a collective compassion and admiration for Terry's unselfish act,” says Darrell Fox, Terry’s brother. “More than 35 years later, it is time to share the Terry Fox collection and the compelling story that the memorabilia evoke with the world.

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

Photo courtesy Peterborough Museum & Archives

The Canadian icon’s coast-to-coast journey in 1980 ended near Thunder Bay, when the cancer that had claimed his leg returned, forcing Terry to abandon the project.

He died a national hero in June 1981, at the age of 22, having collected some $24 million. To date, more than $700 million has been raised in his name for cancer research.

Terry Fox – Running to the Heart of Canada is being presented at The Peterborough Museum & Archives (300 Hunter Street East) from September 29th until December 9th.

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#RememberThem: Thousands Expected To Gather At Confederation Park At Cenotaph

UPDATED: Some pictures from today's ceremony at the Cenotaph....

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ORIGINAL POST:

Today is Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the First World War. As citizens of our free country gather at Cenotaphs across the land, we pause to think and say thank you for the tremendous sacrifices that were made to protect our future by women and men many decades ago.  

 

The ceremony in Peterborough begins at our Cenotaph (located at 500 George St. N) at Confederation Park at 10 a.m. with a parade followed by an always touching ceremony beginning at 10:30. As is tradition, a moment of silence will be held at 11 a.m. followed by closing remarks and song.

With the World Wars and Korean War having ended so many years ago, our local veterans from those events are fewer in number. We urge you to put on your poppy and head downtown to this touching event and show support for our local veterans. Without their help, the world might have been a very different place than it is today. We thank them for all the freedoms we now take for granted.

Lest we forget.  —by Aaron Elliott

Here is a tribute by the Peterborough Pop Ensemble set to "Honour You"...

Learn more about Remembrance Day here.

The Trews "Highway of Heroes"...

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A Beautiful Tribute At Cenotaph In Memory of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Robert Scott Hanes tweeted out these pictures from the Cenotaph today as people are leaving tributes for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, whose body is going home today along the Highway of Heroes.

photo via @robthehanes

photo via @robthehanes

photo via @robthehanes

photo via @robthehanes

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3 Peterborough Siblings Shave Their Heads To Raise Awareness For Pediatric Cancer Research

So many kids around Peterborough have been having their heads shaved and pony tails cut for a great cause: Pedal For Hope. This takes place each April and May, when members of the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police shed their uniforms during their holidays, hop on a bike and pedal more than 1,000 kilometres as "Cops for Cancer" to visit schools around Central Ontario to raise money for pediatric cancer research and awareness about kids living with cancer. Since the first tour in 2005, the Pedal for Hope team has raised more than $2.4 million for pediatric cancer research.

This year's 10th anniversary tour wraps up Saturday (May 17th) with an event at Adam Scott, but on Friday (May 16th) Pedal For Hope bikers arrived at James Strath Public School in Peterborough, and more children had their heads shaved—including Eileen and Joel Kimmett's three kids, Quinn, 10; Riker Kimmett, 8; and Kedron, 6. "I still can't say enough how amazing the Pedal For Hope Team is," Eileen tells us. Her kids are amazing, too. All the hair cut goes to make wigs for kids struggling with cancer. See pics below of Quinn, Riker and Kedron from today...

Kedron, Quinn and Riker

Kedron, Quinn and Riker

Kedron, Quinn and Riker

Kedron, Quinn and Riker

Kedron

Kedron

Kedron

Kedron

Kedron

Kedron

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Best Thing Ever: Peterborough Girl Sarah Edge Celebrating Her 10th Anniversary With New Heart By Hosting Blood Clinic

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Sarah Edge was only six weeks old when she first begin experiencing heart problems. By the time she was 15 months, and her health in severe decline, she was placed on a heart transplant waiting list. Her family was afraid Sarah would not make it, and she was down to only 15 pounds. After weeks on the waiting list, Sarah’s mother received the miracle call that the family had been waiting for: A heart had been found!

At 18 months old, Sarah received the heart transplant she so desperately needed. Throughout her treatment, she also needed 66 units of blood products to help beat the odds that were not in her favour.

Ten years later after her miracle heart transplant and the generosity of blood donors, Sarah is giving back. In celebration of her post-transplant anniversary, the 11-year-old from Peterborough hopes that the blood donor clinic she and her family are organizing will bring out donors willing to help save the lives of children like her.

Sarah’s Celebratory Clinic is Tuesday, November 5th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at  Peterborough Blood Donor Clinic (55 George St. at the corner of George and Perry St.). Members of the community are encouraged to come out and support Sarah and other children in need of blood and blood products, as well as organs. Call 1 888 2 Donate (1-888-236-283) or go online to Blood.ca to book an appointment to donate blood. In addition, it takes only minutes to register to be an organ or tissue donor. Visit Beadonor.ca to find out how.

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Hero OPP Officer Saves Elderly Man With Alzheimer's From Drowning In Rice Lake

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Northumberland OPP Constable Phil Clarke is a hero after rescuing an elderly man with Alzheimer's who almost drowned in Rice Lake last night.

It started when a missing person’s report came in to police around 2 a.m. from a  woman who noticed her husband was missing.

Police searched the surrounding area, and it was Constable Clarke who located the male struggling in the cold dark open waters off a dock area at the end of County Road 18.

Constable Clarke grabbed a flotation device, swam a distance in 5 degree waters and retrieved the man, who lost conciousness almost immediately after the rescue. The man was then taken by ambulance to hosital for treatment and further medical care.

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Hero: Peterborough Man Pulls Woman From Burning Vehicle

Luke Heard pulled a woman from a burning van this morning. He gave a recount of the dramatic rescue to Dani Stover and Brian Ellis in this amazing interview on The Wolf Morning Show this morning. Listen below on Soundcloud...

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