Media invited to release of Chinese investor study



    VANCOUVER, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - On Oct. 6, 2008 at 10:30 a.m., British Columbia
Securities Commission executive director Brenda Leong and Tung Chan, CEO of
S.U.C.C.E.S.S., will release the results of research that focuses on the
investing attitudes of Cantonese and Mandarin speakers living in Metro
Vancouver. Leong will also announce updates to the InvestRight.org website and
other BCSC investor education initiatives.
    Members of the media are invited to attend the announcement to learn more
about the investing attitudes of Chinese-language investors. Media can also
arrange for interviews after the announcement by contacting the BCSC or
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. in advance.

    
    Who:      BCSC executive director Brenda Leong and Tung Chan CEO of
              S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    What:     Findings from the BCSC Investor Study: Investment Attitudes:
              Focus on Chinese-language Investors and BCSC investor education
              announcements

    When:     Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    Where:    Choi Hall at S.U.C.C.E.S.S.
              28 West Pender Street, Vancouver, B.C.
    

    The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) created the InvestRight
education program to help protect investors from investment fraud and to give
them the tools they need to ask the right questions before making investment
decisions. Its comprehensive website at InvestRight.org provides a wide range
of tools to help investors develop critical thinking skills they need to
protect themselves. If you have questions or problems with an investment or a
financial adviser, please call 604-899-6854 or 1-800-373-6393 (toll-free in BC
& Alberta).
    InvestRight is implemented in conjunction with campaign partners that
include The Better Business Bureau (Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the
Interior), the BC Crime Prevention Association, God's Fraud Squad, the
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and CUPE
BC.

    The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency responsible for
regulating trading in securities within the province. For more information,
please visit www.bcsc.bc.ca.

    S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has been "Innovatively Integrating New Canadians for 35
Years." It is now one of the largest social service providers in British
Columbia with over 20 locations and two overseas offices. For more details,
please visit: www.successbc.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Ken Gracey, BCSC, Ph: (604)
899-6577, E-mail: kgracey@bcsc.bc.ca; Eileen Lao, S.U.C.C.E.S.S., Ph: (604)
408-7243, Cell: (778) 997-8283, E-mail: eileen.lao@successbc.ca


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