Novah Gardner- 2022 Recipient - Emily Dahl Foundation $5000 Scholarship Jeremy Wilson, President of Sky Volleyball is pleased to announce that Novah Gardner has been selected to receive The Emily Dahl Foundation 2022 $5000 Scholarship.
About Novah Gardner Novah has played Volleyball within The Sky Volleyball club for six years in both the middle and right-side positions. She is a graduate from WL Seaton. Her plans are to pursue a degree in Psychology in Victoria and to continue to be involved in volleyball. Novah Stated in her comments to the committee that: "Being involved with Sky Volleyball has taught me leadership skills on and off the court and how to be a team player. My fondest memories are traveling with my team to new places." Jeremy Wilson, President of Sky Volleyball stated: "We are all very pleased to be able to ask Novah to carry the torch of compassion and kindness on behalf of Emily Dahl and The Emily Dahl Foundation - it is a great honour, and we are all here to support Novah in her quest." Sherman Dahl Co-Founder of The Emily Dahl Foundation Stated: "The very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of ones being, there is a desire for contentment. Experience teaches us that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace. The goal of The Emily Dahl Foundation is to cultivate this compassion and kindness that is naturally in us all. The 2022 Award was granted today to Novah Gardner who has clearly demonstrated the essence of The Emily Dahl Foundation in all that she does." According to Leanne Hammond, executive director of the Community Foundation North Okanagan, “The purpose of a community foundation is to support our donors to fulfill their philanthropic goals. It is our absolute pleasure to manage funding for the Emily Dahl Foundation. Knowing Emily’s legacy lives on through Nova and all the young people who will receive this award in the future is an inspiration. We are truly privileged to be connected to this worthy endeavor.” Sherman Dahl, Co-Founder The Emily Dahl Foundation Leanne Hammond, Executive Director Community Foundation North Okanagan Jeremy Wilson, Sky Volleyball Club