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July 2022 Speaker: Senior Constable Darry Rice

Online Safety

Are you an older adult in Durham Region? Seniors are often targeted by frauds and scams in our community.

Being aware of common frauds and scams is your best defence to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Senior Constable Darryl Rice, of the Durham Regional Police Service, will present on scam and fraud awareness, as well as provide some prevention safety tips. The seminar will teach older adults about scams that affect our community, how to protect yourself and the opportunity to ask questions to Senior Constable Darryl Rice.

Constable Darryl Rice has been a Police Officer 25yrs.  He commenced his Career with the York Regional Police Service in January 1998, and then transferred  to Durham in October 2003. During his policing career, he has been assigned to various divisions and units, working in Uniform Patrol, Community Response Unit, Nuclear Tactical Response Team, Divisional Traffic Safety Coordinator, Recruiting, Domestic Violence Offender Management and Crime Prevention-Community Safety Officer.

Constable Rice, is the host of the Rogers Local Cable 10 “Seniors Talk with DRPS” show. He has been the coordinator of the annual DRPS food and Toy drive for the past 5yrs and also serves as a board of director on the Durham Regional Police Association, a position he has held for the past 15yrs and current.  He is the Police liaison officer to Mississaugas of Scugog Islands and First Nations Community and recently completed a 9yr tenure as the Police Liaison officer for the Oshawa Generals Hockey Club to which he was a member of the 2015 Memorial Cup Championship Team.

Throughout his career, Constable Rice has received various acclamations, accommodations and awards. He has also been awarded by command of Her Majesty The Queen, The Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, as well as the Governor General Police Exemplary Service medal for 20yrs of service.

Constable Rice, takes great pride in community service and being a strong and supportive advocate for seniors and families of seniors. 


August 2022 Speaker: Tim Burros

Should Your Next Car be Electric?

Tim has owned and driven battery-electric cars for the past 9 years and has logged over 300,000 kilometres without the need for gasoline and diesel fuel. He now enjoys sharing his EV experience with others and breaks down many myths and misconceptions about electric vehicle  ownership.  In Tim’s presentation, he explains why we've reached a 'tipping point' where electric  cars are replacing those powered by gasoline. Tim also touches  on the state of self driving technology and what autonomous cars  could mean for the future. 

Tim is a member of the Electric Vehicle Society, a non-profit  organization which works to promote the understanding and  adoption of electric mobility in Canada. In his role there, he  produces a monthly webinar called "Canada Talks Electric Cars". 

Tim is a retired Vice President of Forty Creek Distillery and a graduate of the University of Toronto where he earned honours degree in psychology.

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