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.”

Ted Ohlsen's Wood Carvings

Your Story Submission

Read the Woodcarvers Poem below and tell us your story. The Emily Dahl Foundation will award this amazing carving by Ted Ohlsen to one of the submissions.

Woodcarvers Poem

“I saw this piece of wood one day when I picked it up it seemed to say
– There is something hiding inside of me,
Remove some chips and you will see
I look to see what I might find
And soon an image came to mind
My task was now to set it free
What’s hidden in this place of tree.
With loving care each cut was made
Wood peeled off with a sharp edged blade
And as each chip fell to the floor
I could see the object more and more
By one final cut it was set free
My work of art for all to see
This piece of wood which would just lay
And see its body soon decay
Was now transformed and given life
With careful cuts of gouge and knife
By carving something from this tree
It lives again because of me!”

A Message From Ted Ohlsen:

This unique willow grows wild along the river banks in swamp beds of northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Ted Ohlson of Flin Flon pioneered diamond willow carvings in the early 70s.

Challenged by the loss of his eyesight due to hunting accident in 1960 Ted has found diamond willow carving to be a relaxing way of expressing his love for the great Canadian outdoors.

His carvings have become popular souvenirs at his fly-in fishing camp in Brownell Lake.

Many guests relive their memorable experiences of the outdoors through their diamond willow.

Ted Ohlsen's Wood Carving

A Message From The Emily Dahl Foundation:

We ask you to stand at some busy corner, wherever you may be, musing quietly and philosophically upon the unquiet scene of crowds of people swarming in and out of the streets, like rabbits swarming in and out of their burrows. Then stand on some hilltop and look down upon a scene of tranquil beauty.

As you stand in wonder before the panorama of Nature, know that time is not wasted amid the silence of a great forest to ponder your duty and reflect on your destiny.  You will feel pleased at the thought that there is so much distance between you and the world.

Spend some time gazing over Ted’s moose lamp and reading the “Woodcarvers Poem”. Then share your story with us as it comes to you. The Emily Dahl Foundation will choose a few stories to share and will be gifting some of Ted’s amazing carvings including the stunning moose lamp pictured here

Submit Your Story Here:

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News & Upcoming Events

Happiness Day at Deer Park With Ted Ohlsen

View Facebook Event Event time and place: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – Deer Park – 7906 Kidston Rd. Vernon B.C. For an invitation contact us at: 250-558-8340 or info@emilydahlfoundation.com The Emily Dahl Foundation presents Happiness

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Ted Ohlsen and The Foundation

Please get in touch with us if you would like to purchase a carving by donation: info@emilydahlfoundation.com

Introduction To Ted & 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
 

Events with Ted - Upcoming & Past

Happiness Day at Deer Park With Ted Ohlsen

View Facebook Event Event time and place: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – Deer Park – 7906 Kidston Rd. Vernon B.C. For an invitation contact us at: 250-558-8340 or info@emilydahlfoundation.com The Emily Dahl Foundation presents Happiness

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Recent Events

The Emily Dahl Foundation Presents A Fireside Chat With Acclaimed Author Paul Young

June 8th 2021

“It is from life and experience, events and books, nature and art, intuition and meditation that one is to gain incentive for positive thought and get inspiration for positive conduct.  Paul Young and Ted Ohlsen gave us all a healthy dose of just that. It was beautiful. ” – Sherman Dahl, The Emily Dahl Foundation

Podcast with Ted Olson

December 20th 2020

Listen here:

Modern Happiness - A Chat with Eric Termuende

November 3rd 2020

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

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