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 

 

Victoria  

Be Fraud Aware seminar

October 8

Private event

 

Nanaimo 

Nanaimo Seniors Safety Show

Hosted by Bowen Road Seniors’ Centre  

October 18

  • Personal safety – at home, in the community, while traveling
  • Elder Abuse – why it happens, who it happens to, and what you can do about it
  • Frauds and scams – Grandson scam, Nigerian scam, Hit man, inheritance.
  • Be Fraud Aware –  how to protect yourself from investment fraud

Bowen Complex at 500 Bowen Rd

To register for this free event – call Parks, Recreation and Culture at 250-755-7501  

 

Surrey 

Focus on Seniors Forum

October 19

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Newton Recreation Centre Surrey 13730-72 Ave. Surrey

This event is free for all seniors – focusing on a Punjabi 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. Many great prizes!

Seating is limited, so please register at:

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

Kamloops Fall Home Show  

October 19 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 20 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

McArthur Island Sport & Event Centre 1665 Island Parkway Dr.

Free event!

 

Sechelt  

Be Fraud Aware seminar

October 23

Private event

 

Coquitlam  

Be Fraud Aware seminar

October 23

Private event

 

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 InvestRight, please contact:

 

Anne Rutherglen

Program Manager, Outreach

Communications & Education

Email:[email protected]

Phone: 604-899-6731 or toll free: 1-800-373-6393

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Genius Funds: What really happened?

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