VANCOUVER, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School hosts
launch of student-focused financial literacy resource, Choices & Decisions:
Taking Charge of Your Financial Life.
WHAT: Launch of Choices & Decisions: Taking Charge of Your Financial
Life, an in-school financial literacy resource that helps
educators teach money management to today's students.
WHO: To mark the release of the revised Choices & Decisions resource,
Paralympian Ian Balfour and Jeff Pain of the national Skeleton
team will speak candidly with students about the challenges of
being an elite athlete; including how they manage their financial
challenges and how good money management is a key contributor to
their success both in their sport and daily life.
Ian Balfour is a Paralympic athlete with a World Championship
Alpine Skiing title, several Canadian championships and three
Paralympic Games under his belt. As a Team Visa mentor, Ian shares
his leadership and experiences with other Team Visa Olympians.
Jeff Pain is a member of Canada's national Skeleton team, and has
won nearly every title available in his sport. As a multiple World
Cup champion, a two-time World Champion and Olympic silver
medalist, Jeff is now focused on earning Olympic gold at the 2010
Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
WHY: According to a 2008 Youthography(TM) poll commissioned by Visa,
secondary school students from across Canada felt confident about
managing money, yet only one third had created or maintained a
To help students make important decisions and take control of
their finances, Visa Canada has revised Choices & Decisions:
Taking charge of your financial life; an in-class teaching
resource designed to help educate students about loans, banking
services, saving and investing, credit cards and budgeting.
Choices & Decisions has been approved by the British Columbia
Ministry of Education.
WHEN: Friday, February 6, 2009
9:40 am sharp
WHERE: Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School
419 East 24th Avenue, Vancouver
- Olympians Ian Balfour and Jeff Pain gather with high school
- The very first copy of the new Choices & Decisions will be
presented to Sir Charles Tupper Secondary principal, Iona Whishaw.
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