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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

Twin Lakes junior boys net Simcoe County hoops title

Twin Lakes junior boys net Simcoe County hoops title

T'birds dominated championship game against Nottawasaga Pines
Driver killed in fiery Oro-Medonte crash

Driver killed in fiery Oro-Medonte crash

Single-vehicle collision on Line 12 is under investigation
Driver killed in fiery Oro-Medonte crash

Driver killed in fiery Oro-Medonte crash

Single-vehicle collision on Line 12 is under investigation
Two Twin Lakes teams volley to regional titles

Two Twin Lakes teams volley to regional titles

Senior girls, junior girls cap impressive seasons with SCAA crowns
Recreation centre may not open this year

Recreation centre may not open this year

Staff taking "aggressive" approach in attempt to keep project on track
OSPCA officer says 'completely inaccurate' information was included in media release

OSPCA officer says 'completely inaccurate' information was included in media release

Windrift Adventures owner says OSPCA tactics 'shameful'
Super Fan ready to cheer on Ontario Winter Games athletes

Super Fan ready to cheer on Ontario Winter Games athletes

Largest multi-sport game in Orillia's history begins March 1
Nighthawks soar to Simcoe County hoops title

Nighthawks soar to Simcoe County hoops title

Stifling defence, balanced offensive attack helps OSS crush Nantyr Shores
Probe of Orillia dentist leads to appeal, launch of lawsuit

Probe of Orillia dentist leads to appeal, launch of lawsuit

Dentist appealing order to hand over patient list, health unit defends decision, class proceeding launched
Elvis and Wushu ... a combination worth watching

Elvis and Wushu ... a combination worth watching

There are just seven days until the start of the 2018 Ontario Winter Games