Free Estate Planing Seminar

Have you taken the necessary steps to make sure that you and your family’s financial affairs have been taken care of in the future? Not sure where to start? Variety – the Children’s Charity would like to invite you to attend an Estate Planning information session featuring Corbin Lowe and Mehul Gandhi with Desjardins Financial Security and Nicole Russell, Partner at Graves & Russell, Barristers and Solicitors.

Join us for an informative presentation where you can learn more about how to ensure your wishes are carried out, whether you should give now or through your will, how to balance generosity and lifestyle, maximizing the impact of your gift, and much more!

Date: Wednesday June 28th
Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm
Location: 4300 Still Creek Dr., Burnaby
Refreshments will be provided

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by calling 604-268-4038 or by email.

About the speakers:

Nicole Russell is a partner at the firm of Graves & Russell, Barristers and Solicitors. Nicole’s growing legal practice is based in South Surrey, where she has lived for the past 25 years. For clients who have mobility issues, Nicole is happy to meet them in the comfort of their own home. Focusing her practice on Wills & Estates, Nicole takes a hands-on approach to all client matters.

Corbin Lowe is passionate about incorporating charitable giving into how people think about their finances, and has volunteered with many charities around Vancouver for 15 years. He brings years of charitable fundraising experience into his role as Investment Fund Advisor.

Mehul Gandhi, CFP is a managing partner with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network, and has been working with families on their financial plan for over 9 years. He is a strong advocate of using charitable giving as a function of financial planning.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
  • Variety - the Children's Charity Variety - The Children's Charity, Still Creek Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada View on Google Maps
  • 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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