Kids in Cambridge doing good deeds might be lucky enough to cool down with a free slushy this summer thanks to local police officers.
With the return of Operation Freeze, Waterloo Regional Police Service members will be on the lookout for youth "demonstrating good behaviours and positive interactions".
Once spotted, officers will give the youth a cool treat coupon. The coupon can be taken to any Circle K convenience store to be redeemed for a free Froster drink.
The coupon giveaway is a partnership between WRPS, Waterloo Region Crime Stoppers and Circle K, the police service said in a news release.
Officers will issue coupons to any young person they see doing a good deed, such as wearing a bike helmet, picking up garbage, doing volunteer work, or offering help to someone in need.
The program is a way to acknowledge responsible and caring actions by Waterloo Region youth, the service's police chief says.
“It’s a great way for officers to build and foster relationships with some of our youngest community members and encourage positive interactions,” Police Chief Mark Crowell said.
The program will run until the end of summer.