Media Advisory: School District No. 23 and BCSC announce 2007 Grad Survey results



    VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - 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,
                    BCSC

    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 www.InvestRight.org website, a www.RED-FLAGS.ca 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.

    Learn how to avoid investment fraud at the BCSC's investor education
website: www.investright.org.





For further information:

For further information: Ken Gracey, (604) 899-6577 or (B.C. & Alberta)
1-800-373-6393


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