British Columbia Securities Commission

British Columbia Securities Commission

February 22, 2008 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: School District No. 23 and BCSC Announce 2007 Grad Survey Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) - The British Columbia Securities Commission will be in Kelowna on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 to announce the findings of the 2007 Graduate Outcomes Survey with School District No. 23. This year the school district, in partnership with the BCSC, added 13 new financial life skills questions to its annual survey that assesses how well Central Okanagan School District high school graduates feel their education prepares them for life, work, post-secondary education and managing their finances.

Members of the media can arrange for interviews with Norm Bradley, Director of Instruction, SD No. 23 and Patricia Bowles, Director, Communications and Education, BCSC on Feb. 28, 2008. Both Norm and Patricia will be available for interviews during the day of Feb. 28, 2008, and in the evening at a presentation to parents of high school students regarding the need for improving the financial life skills of today's youth.

Who: Norm Bradley, Director of Instruction, SD No. 23
Patricia Bowles, Director, Communications and Education,

What: Announcement of 2007 Graduate Outcomes Survey and financial
life skills presentation

When: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008 all day, and evening presentation
from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presentation: Hollywood Education Centre
1040 Hollywood Road, Kelowna, B.C.

The BCSC's financial literacy program toolkit includes The City: Financial Life Skills for Planning 10, a free, comprehensive and easy-to-use teaching resource that supports the Finances component of Planning 10. The BCSC's website, a website, and a proactive investor-warning program are the other tools that support people in different stages of their investing lives.

The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. If you have questions, contact Ken Gracey, Media Relations, 604-899-6577.

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Contact Information

  • British Columbia Securities Commission
    Ken Gracey
    Media Relations
    (604) 899-6577 or Toll Free (B.C. & Alberta): 1-800-373-6393