British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

October 31, 2006 13:30 ET

Media Advisory: BCSC Anti-Fraud Campaign Comes to Kelowna

"The City" financial life skills course prepares future investors in BC classrooms

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2006) - Representatives from the British Columbia Securities Commission and the B.C. Crime Prevention Association will be joining together with Kelowna Mission MLA Sindi Hawkins at a special event for students, parents and teachers at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. The event will mark the second year that the BCSC has been offering its popular financial life skills program helping students learn important concepts such as budgeting, savings and investing as well as making them aware of investment fraud.

Who: Patricia Bowles - Director, Communications and Education, BCSC
Sindi Hawkins, MLA Kelowna-Mission

What: Release of a study into the effectiveness of financial education
programs designed for B.C. Grade 10 students and a celebration of
the second year of the BCSC's "The City: Financial Life Skills for
Planning 10" program.

When: Wednesday, November 1st, 10:30am

Where: Mount Boucherie Secondary, 2751 Cameron Road,
Kelowna, B.C.

The Central Okanagan stop comes on the heels of a series of successful investor education sessions in October as part of the BCSC's new InvestRight program designed to raise awareness of investment fraud in communities throughout B.C. Additional information about the programs can be found at The next stop is scheduled for November 9th in Kamloops.

The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.

Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Andrew Poon
    Media Relations
    (604) 899-6880 or (B.C. & Alberta) 1-800-373-6393