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SHARON MONT­GOMERY-DUPE/CAPE BRE­TON POST Hunter Walsh, 10, re­acts as Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Phillip Ross finds the Xbox wrestling game he had been search­ing for at Best Buy in the Mayflower Mall in Syd­ney dur­ing the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Po­lice Ser­vice’s eleventh an­nual Shop of the Class event Fri­day in con­junc­tion with the mall and the Cape Bre­ton Vic­to­ria Re­gional School Board. In back from left are Ja­son Turn­bull from Best Buy and Kenny Jones and Aaron Red­path, mem­bers of the Cape Bre­ton High­landers Bas­ket­ball team, who as­sisted. A to­tal of 38 el­e­men­tary stu­dents cho­sen by the schools took part in the fun which in­cluded crafts, lunch and a Christ­mas story read by Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Mayor Ce­cil Clarke. The chil­dren were each paired with a po­lice of­fi­cer and through busi­ness and com­mu­nity do­na­tions, re­ceived $250 each for shop­ping and a new win­ter jacket from Sportchek. Su­per­in­ten­dent Ross, who has taken part an­nu­ally, says, “Once you’ve par­tic­i­pated you’re hooked.”

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