Michael Dawe...

  • Fifth generation resident of Red Deer
  • Archivist and historian for more than 35 years
  • Columnist for the Red Deer Express
  • Deputy Mayor of a Municipal Council
  • Former chair of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Board
  • Former trustee, David Thompson Health Region
  • Past member, STARS (Central Region) Capital Campaign Committee
  • Member, Riverside Meadows (North Red Deer) Centennial Committee
  • Member, Red Deer East Rotary Club
  • Advisor during development of Red Deer's Waskasoo Park System



  • Red Deer Citizen of the Year 2014
  • Named Alberta Citizen of the Year by the Council on School Administration for work with local schools
  • Named a Hidden Hero by the Third Academy for work with students with learning disabilities
  • First recipient of Red Deer College Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • Member of Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Hall of Fame
  • Awarded Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for work with veterans
  • Recipient of Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal and Alberta Centennial Medal for contributions to the community
  • Voted Red Deer's Most Beloved Citizen by the readers of the Red Deer Express for four years in a row


Michael Dawe.

Knows Red Deer.

Committed to our Community.

"I thought Michael Dawe was “just” a historian. So his comprehensive knowledge and active background in the health care field really took me by surprise. My only regret is that I live in the Red Deer South riding (so I can’t vote for him)."
Evan Bedford