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Durham REI December 13th Meeting

December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Our meeting will start at 7:00 pm and doors will open at 6:45 pm and end by 10pm.

Next Meeting: December 13th, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Location: Abilities Centre Theatre – 55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Cost:$100 per person at the door for non-members or choose a membership option.

NO Guest Passes Accepted at this Meeting – Guest must pay at the door.

Location Context: Our new meeting location is at the Second Floor Theatre Room overlooking the track at the Abilities Centre.  If you go to the front besk of the Abilities Centre they will walk you there.  Or simply follow the ramp up and you will walk past the Theatre. The parking lot is located on the West Side of the building along Gordon Street.


Before the meeting:
1. Bring business cards andprepare for networking at the end of the meeting.

2. Property deal sheet for 2min for members with a gift to members.

Agenda for the Evening:

* Introductions and Durham Updates

* Keynote Speaker – Elia SaikalyDiscovering Your Life’s Purpose: A Journey to Everest – This keynote presentation shares Elia Saikaly’s personal story of challenge, courage, compassion, and risk. Through stunning visuals and compelling storytelling, he inspires a greater understanding of how challenges and adversity can shape us into the people we are born to be.

* Special Raffle and Give-Aways at this meeting

* Networking and Developing Your Power Team

Speaker Showcase:

Elia Saikaly
Social Entrepreneur | Award-Winning Filmmaker | Global Adventurer

Elia Saikaly is an award-winning adventure filmmaker and high-altitude mountaineer. His global
adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful life and spark positive change. Having reached the summit of Mount Everest five times (a Canadian record), scaled the world’s second tallest peak, and completed over 25 world-class expeditions, Saikaly has proven he has the determination, stamina, skill, resourcefulness, and vision required to meet the greatest of challenges, and shows audiences how to do the same.
As a storyteller and mountaineer, Saikaly survived and documented the 2014, 2015, and 2019 disasters on the world’s tallest peak. His Everest imagery is regularly licensed by networks including National Geographic, Discovery, ESPN, Netflix, BBC, and many more. He also produced the reality television series, Everest: On the Top, which garnered him a CINE Golden Eagle Award, and won a Canadian Screen Award for his work with Rogers Sportsnet on the documentary, Limitless. In 2016, Saikaly co-created and co-starred in Discovery Channel’s Unclimbed: Reaching the Summit.
Saikaly spends most of his time working with NGOs and causes close to his heart. Through his storytelling and camera, he has supported Indigenous people in Canada, the Peuls people of the Sahara in Niger, Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, persons with albinism in Africa, the Dinka and Nuer in South Sudan, and beyond. For a decade, he ran his FindingLife educational program that connected tens of thousands of students to interactive real-time learning adventures. He currently sits on the board of the Sir Edmund Hillary Foundation of Canada that supports the
Sherpa people of Nepal.
As an inspirational speaker, Saikaly has spoken to dozens of corporations and organizations, including high schools and universities, and is fluent in both English and French. Whether inspiring people through his camera or on-stage, Saikaly’s core mission is to elevate, inspire, and help make the world a better place.

Quentin D’Souza is a multiple award winning Real Estate Investor, and a trusted authority on investing in the Durham Region.  He is an Ontario Certified Teacher and holds two university degrees, which includes a Master’s in Education.  Quentin has appeared on local and national television and radio, interviewed in national publications, and has been a keynote speaker to large audiences or real estate investors.

Quentin owns a real estate portfolio in excess of $125 million dollars of assets under management across Canada by the end of the year and the US and transacted on 80+ properties since 2004.


Quentin is a proud member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and been accepted in to Tiger 21.  His company, Appleridge Homes, uses the Buy, Fix, Refinance, and Rent strategy on long term rental properties in Ontario, Canada, as well as with joint venture partnerships to create win/win relationships.  He also invests in rental properties in the USA.

Quentin is the author of “The Property Management Toolbox: A How-To Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords,” “The Filling Vacancies Toolbox: A Step-By-Step Guide for Ontario Real Estate Investors and Landlords for Renting Out Residential Real Estate,” “The Scaling Up Toolbox: A How to Guide for Real Estate Investors Who Don’t Have to Use Their Own Money to Buy Property,” “Finding Properties Toolbox: Buying Real Estate at a Discount” and “The Ultimate Wealth Strategy: Your Complete Guide to Buying, Fixing, Refinancing, and Renting Real Estate.” 

He is also mentors real estate investors through the Durham Real Estate Investors Club.


December 13, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Abilities Centre Theatre – Iroquois Park Sports Centre
55 Gordon St
Whitby, Ontario L1N 0J2 Canada
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About the Author Durham REI

The Durham Real Estate Investor club began in 2008. Whether you are just starting your journey, have been investing for a few years, or are a well seasoned real estate investor the Durham Real Estate Investor Club has many benefits to you.