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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

Bright idea? City exploring a $2.4-M move to LED streetlighting

Bright idea? City exploring a $2.4-M move to LED streetlighting

City staff say costs associated with project could be recouped in less than six years; 'To me, this is a no-brainer. It costs less and it's better lighting,' says Hehn
Today's event marks 100 days to 2020 Ontario Winter Games

Today's event marks 100 days to 2020 Ontario Winter Games

Outstanding local high school wrestler will speak at Tuesday event that will serve as countdown to the Games
City homeowners could be facing a 3.3% tax hike in 2020

City homeowners could be facing a 3.3% tax hike in 2020

'Council’s goal is to approve a 2020 budget that is responsible to the taxpayer and ensures we can maintain our current and future assets,' says mayor
Tuesday event will mark 100 days to 2020 Ontario Winter Games

Tuesday event will mark 100 days to 2020 Ontario Winter Games

Outstanding local high school wrestler will speak at Tuesday event that will serve as countdown to the Games
Santa Claus draws massive crowd to downtown Orillia <b>(25 photos)</b>

Santa Claus draws massive crowd to downtown Orillia (25 photos)

Thousands lined downtown Orillia streets as almost 100 festive floats were featured in this year's Santa Claus Parade
Orillia native wins prestigious national leadership award

Orillia native wins prestigious national leadership award

Michael McMullen credits work ethic learned from single mom, inspiring teachers and coaches he had growing up in Orillia
Nov. 13 opening for Horseshoe Resort earliest in its history

Nov. 13 opening for Horseshoe Resort earliest in its history

Thanks to winter's early arrival, Mount St. Louis will also make history as it plans to open Friday with nine slopes and a healthy 30 to 50-centimetre base
Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Mount St. Louis will also make history as it plans to open Friday with nine slopes and a healthy 30-50-centimetre base
Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Mount St. Louis will also make history as it plans to open Friday with nine slopes and a healthy 30-50-centimetre base
Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Horseshoe Resort opens to skiers today — earliest in history

Mount St. Louis will also make history as it plans to open Friday with nine slopes and a healthy 30-50-centimetre base