BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of the steps they should take to protect themselves when investing.

Where we are this month

New Westminster

Be Fraud Aware seminar

February 19

Private event

Surrey

Focus on Seniors Forum

February 23

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Cloverdale Recreation Centre, Surrey

This event is free for all seniors – focusing on an English speaking audience.

This forum will raise awareness of issues impacting seniors as well as provide valuable information about legal, safety, and support resources available to seniors and their caregivers in Surrey.

Lunch will be provided. Lots of great prizes!

Seating is limited, so please register at:

  • 604-501-5100 (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday)
  • Any City of Surrey Community or Seniors’ Centre
  • www.surrey.ca/register

Vancouver

Zoomer show

February 23 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

February 24 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit BCSC InvestRight Booth and learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud. While you are there pose for a free photo at a dream vacation spot and we’ll send you the photo after the show.

Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Place

Cost at the door: 1 ticket – $8 plus HST; 2 tickets – $15 plus HST; Group rate 5 – $25 plus HST

CARP members get in free with membership card

For more information go to http://www.zoomershow.ca/van/index.html

You can download a free ticket before the show here: http://zoomershow.ca/van/img/ZoomerShow2013_webticket_12102012_sunlife.jpg

We present to various service clubs such as Rotary, Probus, Newcomers, women’s groups, seniors’ organizations, and other networks. If your group of 20 or more would like to have the BCSC come and present, please contact:

Anne Rutherglen

Program Manager, Outreach

Communications & Education

Email:arutherglen[at]bcsc.bc.ca

Suggested Reading

Common Barriers to Investing

Investor Alert: Income trusts

Investor Watch: Friends and family see serious impact suffered by fraud victims

More Resources

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