Two students from Ecole Assiniboine participated in the 12th annual CopShop on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. 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. St. Vital Centre hosted the event, along with 10 other retail properties nationwide. The two-hour shopping spree was 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.