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Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson

Dave Dawson was born and raised in Orillia and returned to his hometown to become sports editor of The Packet & Times in 1991. He chose to stay in Orillia, to raise his family here and to serve the community as a reporter, editor and freelance writer ever since. He is thrilled to be the community editor of OrilliaMatters.com and looks forward to continuing the tradition of bringing the stories that matter to Orillians to their fingertips every day. Dave is also very involved in the community; he coached various sports when his kids were younger and, today, is a valued board member of Sport Orillia, a member of the Building Hope campaign for the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter and is also part of the committee selected to choose this year's Citizen of the Year.

Recent Work by Dave

Flames doused by Storm in CSASC championship game

Flames doused by Storm in CSASC championship game

Visiting Vanier too much for Flames in title contest
Orillia native helps Team Canada to gold, silver

Orillia native helps Team Canada to gold, silver

Lisa Brooking, former Orillia Athlete of the Year, overcame brutal injury to shine on international stage
Rama votes for new land code, opts to move away from Indian Act

Rama votes for new land code, opts to move away from Indian Act

Vote provides 'firm foundation' for future generations, councillor says
Dozens of Orillia athletes will compete at Ontario Winter Games

Dozens of Orillia athletes will compete at Ontario Winter Games

Wrestlers represent largest contingent of local athletes
Countdown for Ontario Winter Games begins!

Countdown for Ontario Winter Games begins!

Orillia is the host, but facilities throughout the region are helping out
Countdown for Ontario Winter Games begins!

Countdown for Ontario Winter Games begins!

Orillia is the host, but facilities throughout the region are helping out
Rama votes for new land code, opts to move away from Indian Act

Rama votes for new land code, opts to move away from Indian Act

Vote provides 'firm foundation' for future generations, councillor says
Theft of iconic sign leaves family fuming

Theft of iconic sign leaves family fuming

Anten Mills landmark targeted by daring thieves
Rama looks to break free from Indian Act

Rama looks to break free from Indian Act

Vote on Saturday would give Rama control of its land and related issues
Local couple scratches out $250,000 win

Local couple scratches out $250,000 win

Winner originally thought he had won 'just' $25,000; 'I was in disbelief'