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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

Terriers rebound from tough home-ice loss to blank host Caledon

Terriers rebound from tough home-ice loss to blank host Caledon

The Terriers gave up five unanswered third-period goals in demoralizing home-ice loss to Schomberg before bouncing back with triumph on the road
Mike Dodd Foundation will help ensure kids can play hockey

Mike Dodd Foundation will help ensure kids can play hockey

'Foundation's endowment (will) remove barriers to playing this great game we all love so much,' says Orillia minor hockey official of Dodd's 'significant donation'
Kindness has never been so vital! Share your story with OrilliaMatters

Kindness has never been so vital! Share your story with OrilliaMatters

Selfless, unexpected acts of kindness 'remind us that we are one community, working toward the same goal,' says OSMH official
City petitions province for traffic lights at 'perilous' Orchard Point

City petitions province for traffic lights at 'perilous' Orchard Point

In a letter to Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, Mayor Steve Clarke says the city is 'willing to fully fund the project' to ensure it happens by 2024
Terriers rally to ground Flyers, improve to 4-0 on young season

Terriers rally to ground Flyers, improve to 4-0 on young season

Orillia McLean & Dickey Terriers rallied to beat Midland on home ice Saturday night after crushing host Penetang on Friday night
Local athlete rides through mud, rain to capture national title

Local athlete rides through mud, rain to capture national title

Gunnar Holmgren won U23 men's title, while other local athletes also shone on national mountain-biking stage
ROK Orillia throws support behind Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

ROK Orillia throws support behind Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

'Gift will directly support children and youth who have suffered abuse, assisting in minimizing trauma for clients and their families during their healing journey'
<b>BREAKING NEWS:</b> Adam Chambers wins Simcoe North

BREAKING NEWS: Adam Chambers wins Simcoe North

With more than 55% of the votes counted, the rookie candidate ensures Simcoe North will continue to be a Conservative stronghold
We shut off the comments on MidlandToday. Here's why

We shut off the comments on MidlandToday. Here's why

This was not an easy decision as we strive to provide a variety of viewpoints but the comment section was no longer a safe or a sane place
We shut off the comments on OrilliaMatters. Here's why

We shut off the comments on OrilliaMatters. Here's why

This was not an easy decision as we strive to provide a variety of viewpoints but the comment section was no longer a safe or a sane place