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Kerry and Ginny receive Order of BC

Ginny and Kerry Dennehy were awarded the Order of British Columbia along with 14 other exceptional civic leaders who have dedicated their lives to their passion and as a result made a significant different to our province, Canada and the World.

Posted: June 14, 2015 Tags: Breaking News  Publicity    


Ginny Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Law at University of Fraser Valley

Ginny Dennehy awarded Honorary Doctorate of Law at University of Fraser Valley for her years of dedication to improving the landscape of youth mental health in Canada and working to remove the stigma of mental illness. To be chosen as an Honourary Doctorate is the highest honour bestowed on an individual. Ginny is a person who has distinguished herself in terms of service, living the values of the University of Fraser Valley, in hopes of inspiring the graduates as they move forward in their lives.

Posted: June 12, 2015 Tags: Breaking News  Publicity    


Kelty On-Line Therapy Program Announced

Help is just a click away, as VCH introduces the Kelty Online Therapy Service

Recently, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation donated $500,000 to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund the development of the Kelty Online Therapy Service at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) - an innovative set of online tools and services to expand support for patients and families impacted by mental illness.

The Kelty Online Therapy Service will offer both self-help and therapist-guided online programs that address common mental health issues. The programs will comprise a series of learning modules that use video, animation and interactive tools such as games, workbooks and role-plays. The modules will be available anytime to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The project is being led by Dr. Christine Korol, a VGH psychologist with extensive experience in integrating technology in evidence-based therapeutic practice, and by Dr. Theo De Gagne, the Regional Psychology Practice Leader at VGH. "What will be unique about the Kelty Online Therapy Service is that we will create our own library of interactive courses, including depression, anxiety, grief, addictions and more. Patients will be able to access the programs whether they are on an inpatient unit, outpatient group or connected to a therapist in the community - and therapists in different services will be able to see the work their patients have previously completed, improving continuity of care," Dr. Korol explains.

The online therapy service will also provide interim support for patients waiting for referrals. It will give patients the flexibility to get treatment outside of regular business hours and from their homes. The on-demand access also means greater accessibility for individuals living in remote areas where counselling services are not as widely available or for those who are unable to leave the home.

The development of the program is underway with plans to release the first module by the end of 2014. The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation is proud to support this cause to significantly improve the lives of those affected by mental illness - closing the gaps and bringing us closer to completing the circle of care.

The Foundations gift is part of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation $82 million campaign to create a new Mental Health Centre that will dramatically improve how patients are able to access care and the environment in which their healing takes place.

The new, eight level, 90,000 square foot mental health centre - named Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre in recognition of the family's $12 million lead gift - will replace the badly deteriorating Health Centre, currently located at West 12th Avenue and Health Street. It will look and feel completely different from what exists today. With 100 private patient rooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, it will be the largest purpose-built facility of its kind in the province caring for people with mental illness from all walks of life.

Posted: August 22, 2014 Tags: Breaking News    


Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre Opening at New HOpe Centre at Lions Gate Hospital

Hope is on the Way

The HOpe Centre (The Greta and Robert H. N. Ho Psychiatry and Education Centre), which has been taking shape at the corner of 13th Street and St. Andrew's Avenue on the Lions Gate Hospital campus in North Vancouver is slated to be fully operational by October.

A visionary facility that will provide enhanced integration of both inpatient and outpatient mental health services, the HOpe Centre will offer an unprecedented synergy of compassionate support and resources for those experiencing mental illness.

One special feature of this support will be a comprehensive information resource centre for individuals and families struggling with mental health issues. This new information centre, to be named The Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre, was made possible through a $500,000 donation from the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation.

"We're hoping the resource centre becomes a focal point where people will not only be able to get resources about mental illness, but will also be able to gather and seek out others who are dealing with similar issues," says Ginny Dennehy. "Having funds available for community education is critical in helping all people understand the signs, symptoms and issues surrounding mental health."

The Dennehy resource centre will include both a large resource room and a smaller resource room, together featuring a comfortable seating area, computer stations with internet access, a TV-DVD player and educational literature including books, journals and brochures with information about mental illness.

As a centre for clinical excellence, the contemporary-style HOpe Centre also features The Djavad Mowafaghian UBC Medical Education Centre and a permanent home for BC Ambulance Services. Inherently healing in its design, The HOpe Centre has a lightness, openness and accessibility that helps dissolve the stigma of mental illness.

Posted: August 22, 2014 Tags: Breaking News    


Park Place CIBC Wood Gundy Donates $15,000

The Foundation is thrilled to have another partner onboard. David Melloy and his Park Place CIBC Wood Gundy team donate $15,000

Posted: April 16, 2013 Tags: Breaking News    


Szocs Family Donates $100,000 to Enough is Enough Campaign

Andy Szocs, a leader and supporter of the Foundation since day one donated $100,000 to the campaign with the challenge to others of donating generously.

Andy and Cheryl are passionate about removing the stigma from depression to make it comfortable for others to come forward for help.

Posted: April 12, 2013 Tags: Breaking News    


West Fraser Timber - Gold Partner

Hank Ketcham and Ted Seraphim with West Fraser Timber present Ginny and Kerry with a $60,000 donation for our ENOUGH is ENOUGH - Making a Difference for Mental Health, ride across Canada campaign, commencing May 12th, 2013.

Posted: April 8, 2013 Tags: Breaking News    


Whistler Question

The Whistler Quesion - April 3, 2013 publication features an article on Enough is Enough: bike ride across Canada for mental health

Posted: April 3, 2013 Tags: Publicity    


Goldcorp presenting partner for Enough is Enough Campaign

We're thrilled to have Goldcorp as our presenting partner for our Enough is Enough Campaign which will be launched May 4th. Chuck Jeannes CEO (far right) and Rohan Hazelton (far left) present Kerry and Ginny Dennehy with a $200,000 donation.

Posted: March 31, 2013 Tags: Events  Breaking News  Publicity    


Beedie Giving, presents $15,000 to Kerry Dennehy

Ryan Beedie of Beedie Giving, presents $15,000 to Kerry Dennehy, Director, Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, for their ENOUGH is ENOUGH, ride across Canada for mental health, commencing May 12th, 2013

Posted: March 26, 2013 Tags: Events  Breaking News  Publicity    


Ginny Dennehy - One of the "Pillars" of BC, Honoured by Premier Clark

In a ceremony held on Thursday, January 31st in Vancouver, Premier Christy Clark presented long time Whistler resident Ginny Dennehy along with 84 British Columbians with the Queen s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their leadership to BC communities.

"As pillars in our communities we find their leadership inspirational, and this medal is a symbol of our gratitude", said Clark.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.

Posted: January 31, 2013 Tags: Breaking News  Publicity    


Breathe Fore Life Scholarship

We are happy to announce that our 'Breathe Fore Life' Yoga scholarship in memory of Riley Rae Dennehy will be awarded to a yoga teacher at the Victoria Yoga Conference - Feb 1-3, 2013
See Events 'Fore' Life section for more information.

Application Deadline is December 31, 2012

Posted: November 13, 2012 Tags: Events  Breaking News    


MP joins the Ride Fore Life - Kelty Team

John Weston, MP West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, has joined the Ride Fore Life - Kelty Team in the RBC Whistler GranFondo on Saturday, September 8th.
Pictured here with our new Executive Assistant -Carol Becker

Posted: September 6, 2012 Tags: Events    


Tag Cycling Inc. Becomes a Sponsor for The Ride fore Life

The foundation is pleased to announce, in today's edition of The Question, that Tag Cycling Inc. joined the list of sponsors for the 2nd annual Ride fore Life event.

Tag Cycling Inc has come with the mission to help grow the team and to offer indoor and outdoor training to registered 'Kelty' riders.

Thank you Tag!

Posted: June 14, 2012 Tags: Breaking News    


GINNY DENNEHY - WINNER OF THE 2012 YWCA WOMAN OF DISTINCTION FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING

Last night was a very special evening for co-founder and president, Ginny Dennehy, winning the 2012 YWCA Woman of Distinction for Community Building. Her passion and dedication comes through as she drives the foundation forward, making a difference in the mental health forum and focused on youth suffering with depression and depression related illnesses. We applaud you Ginny for tireless energy and devotion to this great cause!

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women's equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women
and their families
through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Posted: May 25, 2012 Tags: Breaking News    


Mental Health Week in Canada

Next week, May 7th - 13th, is Mental Health Week across the country. Sea-to-Sky NSSS Services for Friends, Family and Community have organized a workshop, training program and fundraising luncheon May 12th at Holyburn CC, West Vancouver to support the corridor.

Together, let's applaud their great work in aid of those suffering from Mental Health illnesses.

For more information on their events, contact the West Vancouver office @ 1-604-926-0856 or visit NSSS Annual Circle of Strength Fundraising Luncheon

Posted: May 2, 2012 Tags: Events    


Founder Ginny Dennehy nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction

Nominated amongst 79 other women in the Community Building Category, Ginny along with all nominees will gather on May 24th, 2012 at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver to learn the winner of this year's YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

Congratulations and good luck Ginny!

For more information, visit www.piquemagazine.com

Posted: April 13, 2012 Tags: Publicity    


Women & Wellness - March 30th, 2012

Fantastic event on this month - make sure you book your space by RSVPing before March 23rd.

President, Ginny Dennehy, is the keynote speaker for the Women and Wellness March 30th event in New Westminster, BC. Doors open at 7:30pm at the Westminister Club. For more information, contact lorna.skelton@cmha.bc.ca or Rodney Baker at 604-516-8080

Women and Wellness is a social awareness/fundraising event concerned with removing the stigma of mental illness by engaging women in conversation about how mental health issues affects them, their families, and their friends. Women are usually the frontline caregivers to those with mental health issues, and the Women and Wellness event acts as a forum to promote learning, healing, and discussion to lessen the stigma.

Posted: March 6, 2012 Tags: Events    


Jim Pattison Hyundai-Northshore present a $3000.00 Cheque to The Kelty Foundation

Jeff Rae, of Jim Pattison Hyundai-Northshore presented a $3000.00 cheque to Foundation's president Ginny Dennehy this week. Employees at the dealership selected the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation as the recipient of dollar's raised at their 2011 Christmas Banquet. Jeff and Northshore Pattison Hyundai are big supporters of the Foundation, having sponsored our 2011 Ride Fore Life event last September and will again support the 2012 initiative.
Thank you to Jeff and his team at Jim Pattison Hyundai for supporting this very important cause!

Posted: February 25, 2012 Tags: Publicity    


February 8th - Bell Let's Talk

With National spokesperson Clara Hughes continuing the conversation, the Bell Let's Talk team invites the country for a second year to talk about mental illness to help fight the lingering stigma that keeps too many people from seeking the help they need.

On February 8th, 2012, Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health for every text and long distance call made by Bell customers. In 2011, they raised an impressive $3,303,961.80 for the Bell Community Fund which benefits community and grassroots mental health programs across the country, and will again in 2012.

The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a five-year, $50-million charitable program based on four action pillars: anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let's Talk Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell's initiative is providing significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting research - including a world-first research announcement planned for February.

Mental health is clearly one of the most pervasive yet underfunded health challenge facing Canadians today, So LET'S TALK CANADA!

Posted: February 7, 2012 Tags: Publicity    


A Tribute to Riley Dennehy

Julia McCabe, a Whistler yoga instructor, is offering a free spot to her 200 Hr Yoga Alliance program, March 1st - 31st, 2012 at Bear Creek Centre, Whistler, BC, in memory of her friend and yogini Riley Dennehy.

Julia is looking for a passionate and dedicated student longing to study all aspects of yoga. It is a education for priming prospective instructors or deeply committed students who are wanting more.

For more information and to apply, please contact julia at juliamariemccabe@gmail.com

Posted: December 18, 2011 Tags: Events    


Mental Health Awareness Week

While Ginny and Kerry Dennehy addressed the viewers of CKNW, CBC, Global, Shaw and CTV on depression and suicide prevention, The Kelty Team travelled the Sea-to-Sky corridor to join community service providers and raise awareness for Mental Health illnesses amongst the high school students.

What an amazing Week!

Posted: October 7, 2011 Tags: Events    


Suicide Prevention Merit Award - CASP

Oct 4th 2011

At the Coastal Plaza, Vancouver, Ginny and Kerry Dennehy will receive the CASP for outstanding leadership in suicide Prevention

Another honourable achievement on behalf of the Dennehy as the travel this long journey towards removing the stigma associated with depression related suicide.

Posted: September 21, 2011 Tags: Breaking News    


The Ride Fore Life - RBC 2011 GranFondo

No greater inspiration than to watch 7000 riders journey up the Sea-to-Sky, from Vancouver to Whistler!

Congratulations to our 36 riders that raised awareness and over $41,000.00 for depression in young people.

Thank you to our sponsors, North Shore Hyundai, Custom Orthotics of London and The Question for making this event a reality!

Posted: September 10, 2011 Tags: Events    


The Ride Fore Life - RBC 2011 GranFondo

Founder Ginny Dennehy with Suzanne Anton of Vancouver at the start of race.

Ginny Dennehy along with husband and co-founder, Kerry, joined the thousands in their first GranFondo event.

Posted: September 10, 2011 Tags: Publicity    


The Ride Fore Life - RBC 2011 GranFondo

Whistler local, Greg Diamond, waving to spectators at the end of the race with his daughter, Lilly, by his side.

Greg finished with an impressive time of 4hr 30min in his first GranFondo.

Congratulations and thank you Greg!

Posted: September 10, 2011 Tags: Publicity    


The Ride Fore Life - RBC 2011 GranFondo

Kelty Foundation Director, Sue Danniels along with partner, Marcus Shell all smiles at the end the day. It was hot, it was long, but they would do it again

Thank you!

Posted: September 10, 2011 Tags: Publicity    


Canada Day Parade

The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation gathered Marchers, The Black Tusk New Caledonian Bag Pipers from Squamish and Furry Friends to walk in Whistler's Canada Day Parade on July 1st, 2011.

Marching through a impressive crowd of people in Whistler Village, The Foundation promoted their next event, Ride Fore Life, and their mission of removing the stigma associated with mental illnesses.

Posted: July 1, 2011 Tags: Events  Publicity    


Canada Day Parade

More photos from the parade - Our bag pipers entertaining the crowd!

Posted: July 1, 2011 Tags: Publicity    


Canada Day Parade

The kids make the difference!

Posted: July 1, 2011 Tags: Publicity