First donation by Dahl Foundation
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 14, 2020 - Get Involved

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Katie Dahl, right, presents a cheque to Kelli Rose of The Compassionate Friends Of Canada.

The Emily Dahl Foundation donated $500 to The Compassionate Friends of Canada Inc. during a recent luncheon in Lumby.

Emily Dahl committed suicide in January 2019 at the age of 18, and her parents, Vernon entrepreneurs Sherman and Katie Dahl, created the Emily Dahl Foundation in her memory.

Sherman Dahl gave a presentation and donated the cheque to the The Compassionate Friends of Canada Inc., which was created decades ago to help parents who lose children.

“This was not only our first official grant of $500 from the Emily Dahl Foundation, but it was the first time I have spoken to a group of parents that have also experienced the loss of child,” Sherman Dahl said in a press release. “I was truly happy to be there and feel the entire afternoon created a huge amount of positive energy for us all.

“… The Emily Dahl Foundations goal is to make everyone come in touch with the reality that all along there has been something tremendous within you and you did not know it.”

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