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 steps they should take to protect themselves when investing.

Where we are this month

Surrey
National Senior’s day
October 1
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Surrey’s City Hall at 13450 – 104 Ave.
Come and join us as we celebrate and appreciate the seniors in Surrey on National Seniors Day!
This event is free for all seniors.
Learn more about their Age Friendly Strategy and have some refreshments with us. This day will have tours of City Hall, presentations, local performances, and resource tables providing valuable information available to seniors.

Coquitlam
Be Fraud Aware
October 1
Private event

Surrey
Focus on Seniors Forum
October 4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre 14501 – 20 Ave. 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. 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 Senior’s Centres
• www.surrey.ca/register

Penticton
Penticton Life @55+ Show
October 4 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Penticton Trade & Convention Centre 272 Power Street, Penticton
Come visit our booth!
All welcome! Cost: Free
For more information go to http://www.bcretirementshows.com/Penticton-Seniors-Expo.html

Penticton
Be Fraud Aware
October 5
Penticton Trade & Convention Centre 272 Power Street, Penticton
Time: 11:30 am
Free

Penticton
Be Fraud Aware
Oct 6
Private event

We present to various service clubs such as Probus, Rotary, retirement groups, women’s groups, seniors’ organizations, and other networks. If your group of 25 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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