Media Advisory - Team Visa Olympian and National Skeleton Athlete Share Budgeting Basics With Students

    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.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: Danica Wolfe, Fleishman-Hillard, Office: (604)
688-2505, Mobile: (604) 613-4480,; Teri Broughton,
Visa Canada, Mobile: (416) 625-6713,; Carla Morin, Visa
Canada, Office: (416) 860-8850,

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