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2:15 p.m.   Keynote Address – Susan Aglukark
                              Celebrated Canadian | Award Winning Singer-Songwriter |Inuk


                              Susan Aglukark is one of Canada’s most unique and honored artists.  An Inuk from Arviat, Nunavut,
                              Susan has been walking between two worlds, a defining note in her remarkable career.

                              She is a rare and exotic presence in the mainstream music world—an Inuk woman, a modern
                              woman, a strong woman with something important to say.  Susan embodies pure grace, honesty
                              and strength.  As her songs climbed the charts her stories and her candor about the struggles of the
                              Inuit and Aboriginal communities have won her an audience beyond that of most pop artists.
                  Hinton  Centre
                  Grand Hall
                              Aglukark’s musical success is more interesting particularly when you realize she didn’t start her
                              career until she was 24.  With no modern musical orthodoxy to draw upon Aglukark was free to
                              respond to the sounds and styles that motivated or inspired her.  The (real) appeal of her music is
                              her lyrics and stories.  “It’s all about the stories.”  As much as she writes and sings about her people,
                              the songs Susan Aglukark creates have something in them that speaks to all of us, whether it’s a
                              woman growing old and longing for the traditional life that she was taken away from, (“Bridge of
                              Dreams”) a gentle anthem for peace and tolerance, (“O Siem”—joy in community).  Aglukark’s
                              artistic vision is a universal one.

                  3:45 p.m.   CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS

                              Scams, Shams and Schemes: How to Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud
                              David Elzinga, CPA, CA•IFA, CFF, CFE – Alberta Securities Commission

                              Today’s investment world seems riskier than ever as new investment scams are uncovered all the
                              time.

                  Friendship
                  Centre      In this session, participants will learn about the common types of investment frauds targeting
                              Alberta seniors and ways to recognize and avoid them.  Participants will also learn how to recognize
                              a senior in financial distress and tools to help protect them.  Participants will also hear how the
                              Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), helps investors and the types of investigations currently being
                              undertaken.

                              The ASC is the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. It is
                              entrusted with fostering a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and with protecting investors.
                              As a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators, the ASC works to improve, coordinate and
                              harmonize the regulation of Canada's capital markets.
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