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.