A Moving Performance of Kindness – The Emily Dahl Foundation

A Moving Performance of Kindness

We share this video today for a few reasons.  

One is that it is a very moving  performance by Emi and Avery from Accentz Studio at an event at Polson Park on September 10, 2022, that was supported by The Canadian Mental Health Association. 

I knew about the event but was on my way to Denver at the time and could not attend. 

The second reason was to thank one of the dancers, Avery, for sending me the clip of the video. 

Her note to me was so kind: 

" Hey Sherm!  It’s Avery, the other day I performed with my friend Emi at a mental health and suicide prevention event at Polson park. So, I thought you might like to see the dance that we choreographed:)"  

I was in the Vancouver airport when I clicked on the video and was instantly filled with warmth and love along with a few tears. 

It was simply so kind of Avery to think of me and Emily - our beautiful daughter who took her own life in January 2019. 

I am fortunate to have become friends with Avery - she is full of energy, enthusiasm and kindness.   

It allowed me to reflect on this quote by the Dalai Lama:  

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."

Thank you, Avery and Emi, for your kindness!  

Sherman Dahl
The Emily Dahl Foundation