The Emily Dahl Foundation

The Emily Dahl Foundation

The Emily Dahl foundation was founded in 2019 by a fellowship of Emily Dahl’s family and friends.

“Emily taught us that all along there was something tremendous within us, and we did not realize it.”

Friends of The Foundation

Elena Gaskell – Strength of an Eagle

Elena Gaskell has known Emily Dahl ever since they were very young girls. Emily’s father formerly worked with Elena’s father Ken Gaskell in Vernon, BC.  In late April 2021 Elena recognized Emilys father while she was working at The Vernon Golf and Country Club and she reached out to Sherman with a big smile and said “you know my Dad!”. That lead to Elena visiting Sherman Dahl at his home in Coldstream the very next day where Elena and Sherman talked about the amazing work of Ted Ohlsen and spent a wonderful hour or so discussing the importance of happiness and the goals of the Emily Dahl Foundation. The Gaskell Family has been a silent supporter of the EDF from the very beginning. It was a lovely chance meeting that led to Sherman finally finding a home for the “Flying Eagle” carving that reminded Sherman of Elena’s energetic and happy personality along with her freestyle pictures that he had seen in the local media over the years. It is this sort of kindness and happiness that The Emily Dahl Foundation points to as an inward quest for success in life.

Thank you, Ted and Elena, for both showing the strength of an Eagle.

Emily Dahl

Elena Gaskell

News & Upcoming Events

Recent Events

Modern Happiness - A Chat with Eric Termuende

A fireside chat with Eric Termuende and Sherman Dahl. Special guest presentation by Eric Windeler from Special musical performance from Andrew Allen. Full video:

Ted Ohlsen Gallery

My Introduction to Ted Ohlsen and His Carvings

“You are here to enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is how important you are!” 
That is the quote that Eckhart Tolle has at the very beginning of his book “The Power of Now”.
Let me tell you a short story about me meeting an amazing man by the name of Ted Ohlsen who has uncovered his divine purpose of helping others and how he helped me and The Emily Dahl Foundation.
I was in Saskatchewan in early August to visit a Gold property in Northern Saskatchewan in the historic area of Flin Flon, which sits on the border of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  My site visit was just south of Flin Flon which sits ever so gently on the Canadian Sheild amid the Boreal Forest.
We stayed at Twin Falls Lodge and it was there that I met Joan Beatty.  I grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan and I recognized her name immediately from her involvement with CBC radio in Regina… read more

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