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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

BREAKING NEWS: Former North Central Predator drafted by Los Angeles Kings

BREAKING NEWS: Former North Central Predator drafted by Los Angeles Kings

Aidan Dudas played three seasons in Rama with the Predators; Kings chose him in fourth round, 113th overall
Action is heating up at Boyd Balkwill Memorial Lacrosse Tournament

Action is heating up at Boyd Balkwill Memorial Lacrosse Tournament

Action in various divisions continues all day today and wraps up with medal games Sunday
Where is all that smoke coming from?<b>(UPDATE: Fire under control, pollution control on scene) </b>

Where is all that smoke coming from?(UPDATE: Fire under control, pollution control on scene)

Firefighters from Orillia and Rama are trying to douse a large garbage fire behind Progress Waste Solutions on James Street
City ponders the future of Orchard Point community

City ponders the future of Orchard Point community

Zoning designation rankles residents; council will look into changing it as part of Official Plan review
Sunday Evening Band Concert Series returns for 40th season this weekend

Sunday Evening Band Concert Series returns for 40th season this weekend

Popular series kicks off with Orillia Concert Band Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Aqua Theatre
Emotional ceremony honours fallen OPP officer

Emotional ceremony honours fallen OPP officer

West Street bridge over Highway 11 dedicated to Const. George Bennett; Commissioner calls officer 'real police hero '
Dynamic duo purchases Sunshine Racquet and Fitness Club

Dynamic duo purchases Sunshine Racquet and Fitness Club

Nic Langman and Jessica McCutcheon will continue Sunshine traditions and add kickboxing and martial arts; Black Lotus Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness opens July 3
Helping Hands issues urgent plea for volunteers

Helping Hands issues urgent plea for volunteers

Desperate need for volunteers is forcing agency to refuse new clients
City poised to adopt first new logo in 24 years!

City poised to adopt first new logo in 24 years!

Council committee approved logo which 'tells what Orillia is all about'
New charges laid in relation to May shooting in Oro-Medonte

New charges laid in relation to May shooting in Oro-Medonte

The 37-year-old who was shot has now been charged with public mischief and careless use of a firearm among other charges