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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Local Company Releases Awesome Jigsaw Puzzle Version Of Epic Lock 'N Paddle At Lift Lock

Remember back in June how both tubs were filled by 328 canoes and kayaks at the epic Lock 'N Paddle event at the historic Lift Lock?

Let's refresh your memory in these photos...

VIEW FROM MISSION CONTROL

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

Photo by Neil Morton, PTBOCanada

VIEW FROM ABOVE...

Photo courtesy Trent-Severn Waterway

Photo courtesy Trent-Severn Waterway

Aerial view by a drone controlled by Justen Soule from Parks Canada...

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Well thanks to the innovative local company Land Canadian Adventuresthat event has now become a jigsaw puzzle. Which makes total sense, of course.

"The Lock 'n Paddle event itself is a bit of a jigsaw for organizers including ourselves, the Canadian Canoe Museum and Parks Canada—and in particular for Ed The Lockmaster," Land Canadian Adventures co-owner Bretton Clark tells PTBOCanada. "It was a natural decision to take drone-ninja Justen Soule’s aerial photography and turn it into a jigsaw for holiday puzzling."

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There is a limited run of 328—one for each paddlecraft that helped fill both tubs of Lock 21 for National Canoe Day on June 24th—so make sure you order one before they sell out!

They make a great gift idea, and as Bretton tells PTBOCanada, "I like how folks who participated can 'Where’s Waldo?' themselves in the photo!"

The puzzle is just $29.99, and can be purchased online here, by calling 705.927.2174 or emailing Bretton here.

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7th Annual Focus Fair Holiday Art & Craft Sale At The Spill December 13th/14th

The 7th annual Focus Fair takes place December 13th/14th this year at The Spill in downtown Peterborough, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13th and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 14th. Make this a handmade holiday—this year’s show features a wide variety of treasures, handcrafted by local artists, bakers, gardeners and crafters perfect for everyone on your shopping list! Be crafty, and head on down that weekend.

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The Kind Of Gifts Men Like Back In The Day In Peterborough

With Christmas presents already making their way into stores, we thought we'd share this old gem of a post card from back in the day called "The Kind Of Gifts Men Like" from H. LeBrun & Co. on the corner of George and Hunter Streets. Plaid, for some reason, is not on the list. "Suspenders in Fancy Boxes" are though. As are silk umbrellas. And ladies—the store has a "String" on you. Ugh, lucky you, eh? Have a look below...

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