Media invited to presentation by Executive Director of BC Securities Commission on being a responsible and engaged investor

**THIS ADVISORY REPLACES THE VERSION SENT OUT YESTERDAY (MARCH 16) CONCERNING THE BCSC EVENT IN SUPPORT OF FRAUD PREVENTION MONTH. PAUL BOURQUE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BCSC, WILL SPEAK IN PLACE OF BCSC CHAIR BRENDA LEONG. MR. BOURQUE WILL SPEAK ON THE IMPORTANCE OF FRAUD AWARENESS. **

Speech in support of Fraud Prevention Month

VANCOUVER, March 17, 2016 /CNW/ - In support of Fraud Prevention Month, Paul Bourque, Executive Director of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC), will be delivering a short speech encouraging British Columbians to take responsibility for their financial futures and learn about the warning signs of fraud.

Bourque will discuss important steps investors should take to protect their financial interests, including using a registered advisor and checking into the background of the people they invest with.

Bourque will also release the BCSC's newest fraud protection video – BeFraudAware, the Two Minute Musical – as part of an interactive event featuring Mark Donnelly, Canadian Anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks, and David, the fraudster from the Be Fraud Aware commercials.

For more information on Fraud Prevention Month, visit befraudaware.ca/FPM

When:
Wednesday, March 17, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

Where:
Pacific Centre Rotunda 
701 West Georgia
Vancouver, BC

Who:
Interviews available with 
Paul Bourque, Executive Director, BCSC
• Pamela McDonald, Director of Communications & Education, BCSC

SOURCE British Columbia Securities Commission

For further information: Richard Gilhooley, BCSC Media Relations, rgilhooley@bcsc.bc.ca, Office: 604-899-6713, Mobile: 778-868-0235

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http://www.bcsc.bc.ca

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