On a gorgeous Saturday in central Surrey, the BCSC InvestRight team joined thousands of people celebrating Vaisakhi to help raise awareness about safe and suitable investing.
Invited onto the stage at the RJ1200 radio station setup, I conducted a simple and fun contest with the crowd to give out some InvestRight travel mugs and a gym bag while quizzing the audience about safe and suitable investing. Immediately after, I did a live on-air interview with the radio station about the BCSC’s participation in this year’s Surrey event and the importance of properly researching investments, as well as how BCSC staff and InvestRight can help investors.
According to some estimates, over 150,000 people attended this year’s event and parade. Being on the ground, I can attest to just how crowded and well-attended the event was this year. At times, on 128th Street, it was literally a standstill as I made my way about handing out InvestRight giveaways and chatting with those in attendance sampling the free food and entertainment.
All in all, what a fun and colourful event!
Full of savoury food and bhangra music it is a feast for all your senses. Reportedly, the largest event of its kind outside of India, the Surrey event is certainly the largest street party that I have ever attended!
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