Elsie is a bridge
One of the organizers of an event recognizing Elsie Paul of Tla’amin for her contributions to the community sent the following words:
Elsie is an 84-year-old elder and a tireless worker for Tla’amin and for Powell River. She just gives and gives of herself with seemingly endless energy. She has opened our International Choral Festival, Kathaumixw for decades, opens many other cultural events with a prayer and has blessed us with her gracious presence too many times to count. She is wise and gracious and well loved by so many, an invaluable bridge between the two cultures.
– Donna Vance, Powell River