April 9, 2008
For immediate release
Financially Savvy Island Student and Teacher Win Cash
Office of the Attorney General
The Colonel Gray High School student participated in the “Financial Fitness Challenge,” an on-line contest featuring questions and information on budgeting, saving and investing. Student winners were randomly selected from eligible quiz participants.
Teachers were encouraged to download classroom materials, to use the challenge as a fun and informative learning tool, and to enter a contest for a $1000 grand prize. There was only one teacher prize for the country and it went to Susan Joy Nowe, a teacher at Colonel Gray High School in Charlottetown. Ms. Nowe downloaded the materials from the Financial Fitness Challenge website and encouraged her students – including James Martin – to participate.
“Youth in the 15 - 21 age group are approaching an age where they are becoming responsible for earning and handling some of their own spending money,” said Minister Greenan. “This contest provides a fun tool to help the youth learn about financial matters of particular interest to them.”
This “Financial Fitness Challenge” is sponsored annually by the Canadian Securities Administrators and is administered locally through the Prince Edward Island Securities Office, Office of the Attorney General. More information about the fitness challenge, and other money matters of interest to youths, can be found at the website: www.FinancialFitnessChallenge.ca. The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) works to improve the financial literacy of youth. The Prince Edward Island Securities Office works to protect Island investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices in the marketplace. More information available at: www.gov.pe.ca/securities.