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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' promising season comes to a crashing halt

Terriers' promising season comes to a crashing halt

Penetang edges Orillia 7-5 to win first-round playoff series 4-2
Local senior injured after being hit by snowmobiler

Local senior injured after being hit by snowmobiler

Woman was walking her dog in Oro-Medonte last night; 'Snowmobilers should not be driving there ... it was awful'
Local senior injured after being hit by snowmobiler

Local senior injured after being hit by snowmobiler

Woman was walking her dog on Bass Line last night; 'Snowmobilers should not be driving there ... it was awful'
Kings crown Terriers, knot series

Kings crown Terriers, knot series

Terriers' comeback falls short; Pivotal Game 5 goes tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Rotary Place
Rosie's story encourages people to give the gift of life

Rosie's story encourages people to give the gift of life

Little girl's family made a plea for blood donors and community stepped up to surpass expectations
Twin Lakes teams roll to Simcoe County titles

Twin Lakes teams roll to Simcoe County titles

Both junior boys and senior boys capture crowns, advance to GBSSA semis next week
Who should be named Orillia's Business Leader of the Year?

Who should be named Orillia's Business Leader of the Year?

'Nominee must be a proven contributor to growth and prosperity; Deadline to nominate someone for Bill Swinimer award is March 23
Hewitt's work truck stolen from family farm

Hewitt's work truck stolen from family farm

Truck was taken from out-building next to house; 'It's frustrating,' says family member of second incident at the farm in six months
What does the future hold for the Leacock Museum?

What does the future hold for the Leacock Museum?

City council earmarks $70,000 for Leacock Museum masterplan; Lauer concerned plan will 'over-promise and under-deliver'
Rosie's story encourages people to give the gift of life

Rosie's story encourages people to give the gift of life

You can donate blood in Collingwood today or at upcoming local clinics in March and April.