B.C. Securities Commission's financial literacy tour comes to Campbell River

    VANCOUVER, April 27 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Securities Commission's
financial literacy tour highlights the importance of educating today's young
people about personal finance. Patricia Bowles, BCSC Director, Communications
and Education, will speak to educators, students, parents and other members of
the public about the need of teaching youth financial life skills on Tuesday,
May 01, 2007 in Campbell River.
    The BCSC invites members of the media to attend the seminar to learn more
about its investor education program that helps develop the skills, knowledge
and attitudes to help young people navigate within today's complex financial
world. Media can also arrange for interviews with Patricia Bowles after the
seminar by contacting the BCSC in advance.

    Who:   Patricia Bowles - Director, Communications and Education, BCSC

    What:  Financial literacy tour aimed at youth and educators in Campbell

    When:  Tuesday, May 01, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Robron Centre, 740 Robron Road, Campbell River

    The BCSC's financial literacy program toolkit includes The City:
Financial Life Skills, a free, comprehensive and easy-to-use teaching resource
that supports the Finances component of Planning 10. The BCSC's
InvestRight.org website, a RED-FLAGS.ca website, and a proactive
investor-warning program are the other tools that support people in different
stages of their investing lives.
    InvestRight is the BCSC's one-stop resource for investors to educate
themselves on how to make informed investment decisions. Its website at
www.InvestRight.org provides a wide range of tools to help investors develop
the critical thinking skills they need to protect themselves, including
investor alerts and watches. The BCSC's RED-FLAGS communications campaign
alerts investors to common sales pitches used by scam artists along with a
province-wide seminar program.

    The BCSC is the independent provincial government agency responsible for
regulating trading in securities within the province. If you have questions,
contact Andrew Poon, Media Relations, 604-899-6880.

For further information:

For further information: Andrew Poon, (604) 899-6880 or (B.C. & Alberta)

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