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.

"As a former teacher and resident of Red Deer I am pleased to say that I have known Michael Dawe and his family for many years. Always a strong student and a man of tremendous diligence in his role as Red Deer City archivist. In this capacity he has thorough knowledge of the central Alberta region which will serve him well as he seeks new endeavours in the realm of government. He is a man of vision, as witnessed by his presence on various projects with which he has been associated.(the Administration Building reconstruction at Michener for example). A man of character who speaks out when there is a need for a voice to be heard. Michael Dawe is a thoughtful individual who can be counted on to consider all sides of an idea. He is a trustworthy man who puts one hundred percent effort into whatever he does."
Barrie Levasseur