Events 'Fore' Life
Jack Summit 2015 - Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, a proud Inspiration Sponsor
On February 27 and 28, 2015, over 200 young leaders from across Canada met in Toronto to develop innovative strategies to eliminate the stigma in mental health.
#JackSummit2015 is Canada's only national student-led mental health innovation summit.
The sponsorship supported all representatives from British Columbia to be further inspired, to transform how people across Canada think and talk about mental health.
Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation was a proud sponsor of the Summit, and continues to sponsor, Jack.org initiatives.
As Ginny Dennehy continue's to say, "Together we will make a difference."
Breathe Fore Life Scholarship Recipient 2015
After much thought and deliberation, Ginny's choice for this year's scholarship was Nicole Walford.
She and her story is the one that hit home .... It seemed like she had so many similar struggles in life like Riley did ...her anxiety etc and then she fought through her "demons" and found happiness, but as important, Ginny saw that she truly wanted to make a difference and help others through her teachings. She will teach so many in ways that will help people understand that life is about the choices that you make, not necessarily the "things" that you have. Ginny believes in choosing such things as "hope" you can carry on and you can make a difference.
Kelty Mental Resource Centre opens in the HOpe Centre at Lion's Gate Hospital
Kerry and Ginny cutting the ribbon in celebration of the opening of a second Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. This Resource Centre is part of the brand new 78M HOpe Centre, at Lions Gate Hospital on Vancouver's North Shore.
Kerry Dennehy comments, "The HOpe Centre is a fabulous mental health facility , a beacon, an inspiring model really for others to copy worldwide in the year's to come. Kelty's name won't be forgotten and his spirit lives on in a place where sufferers can come forward for help, without fear of shame or stigma.
Ginny and I share this with you, not only out of love and pride for that great kid of ours who so many of you knew, but because you are the one's that have helped us to this point in so many ways. Thank you."
The Foundation has recently donated another 500k toward another new 96m mental health centre on the grounds of VGH to be completed in 2017.
$40,000 Donation to Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
Kerry and Ginny Dennehy presenting a $40,000 cheque to Ian Ross, Executive Director of the Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC.
This donation provides secure funding for the Stigma Awareness & Suicide Prevention Program: "Reducing Stigma, Building Resiliency and Saving Lives." With this funding, 400 interactive, "youth friendly workshops" will take place this year in high schools aimed at reducing stigma associated with suicide and mental health. 10,000 secondary school students will be reached.
Stigma spreads fear and misinformation, perpetuates stereotypes and prevents many young people from accessing the early intervention that is critical.
Over the past 10years, the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation has provided the Crisis Centre with critical funding enabling them to confidentially engage with youth at no cost, 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kelty's Sandbox sponsored by The Kelty Dennehy Foundation
On Saturday, August 16th from 10-6, The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation is sponsoring the World's Largest Sandbox event, raising money and awareness for children's mental health. The event will be held at Second Beach in Stanley Park and will create a community space where people can come out, have fun, and learn more about the importance of this issue. "Passage Give" along with the Foundation want to encourage Vancouver to better understand mental health and how it affects all of us.
Oh yeah, there will also be a sand castle competition, a bouncy castle, mini golf and more! Come on out and play with us.
Location: Ceperley Field, Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Foundation volunteers march along with the Caledonia Piper's Band in Whistler's Canada Day Parade
Foundation volunteers march along with the Caledonia Pipers Band in Whistler's Canada Day Parade. This year marks the Foundations 10th anniversary march in Whistler's jammed packed Canada Day Parade.
Ginny and Kerry alongside Clara's "Let's Talk" bus in Vancouver B.C.
A beautiful day to celebrate Clara and Bell's commitment to mental health. Kerry and Ginny rode into the Plaza with Clara.
Clara Hughes Big Ride for Bell Lets Talk is a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory, beginning in Toronto on March 14, 2014 and concluding in Ottawa on July 1, 2014. As part of Claras Big Ride, Clara Hughes will cover 12,000 km and visit 95 communities along the way.
Location: 95 Communities Across Canada
Kerry Dennehy's Enough is Enough Blog
The Enough is Enough Ride Summary
From May to August, 2013, Ginny and Kerry Dennehy cycled 8,000 kilometers across Canada, from Whistler to Cape Spear. With each pedal they said Enough is Enough to the stigma of mental illness, to a lack of resources for sufferers of depression, and to losing loved ones to the disease.
Accompanied by their nephews, the co-founders of The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation visited eight provinces and more than 50 communities to share their story and a vision for the future of mental health.
Central to the Enough is Enough Ride were 34 free community rallies, often arranged in partnership with local mental health initiatives. These uplifting and powerful events provided an opportunity for mental health sufferers to hear the Dennehy's story, to share their own experiences, and to support others. Featuring speeches from the couple and positive stories from local celebrities, politicians, and individuals suffering from - and conquering - mental illness, each rally encouraged others to contribute to this national achievement.
The ride touched Canadians in each part of the country: mental health sufferers and loved ones shared messages of hope and support via social media and in person. Supporters read about the ride's progress via a daily Enough is Enough blog, published by The Vancouver Sun and the Pique Newspaper. Large crowds gathered in town squares and city plazas to share in the vision of ending the stigma of mental illness. Local and national media reported the ride's progress, placing mental health at the forefront of Canadians' minds.
When The Enough is Enough Ride culminated in a packed auditorium in Whistler, BC, almost $2 million had been raised for mental health initiatives.
At the heart of the Enough is Enough Ride was the courage of the Dennehy's to share their story and help others, and the dozens of volunteers in each community who believe in making a positive difference to mental health.
The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation would like thank all donors and volunteers who made The Enough is Enough Ride possible.
For further information, or to view images from The Enough is Enough Ride, visit the Foundation's Flickr Page.
To read the complete blog, click here.
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In memory of Riley Rae Dennehy, Ginny Dennehy co-founder of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, presented the 2014 Breath Fore Life Scholarship to Lara Berg.
Location: Victoria, BC
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Join us at the official launch party of our ENOUGH is ENOUGH and Ride Across Canada.
Saturday, May 4th, 7pm
Location: Buffalo Bill's Whistler
In memory of Riley Rae Dennehy, Ginny Dennehy of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, presented the 2013 Breath Fore Life Scholarship to Nicky Jones.
Location: Victoria, BC
In memory of Riley Rae Dennehy the Foundation will present at the Victoria Yoga Conference a scholarship to a maximum of $1000 Cdn to be used for education and training, to a yoga teacher who wishes to further their knowledge and make a difference for people through their teaching. The successful applicant will demonstrate how, through the receipt of this scholarship that they make a difference in people's lives who may be dealing with grief or devastation of dreams. The recipient will show how they can begin to bring healing through the practice of yoga. Application Deadline - December 31st, 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Ali Milner has wrote and recorded a song for the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation! We are so unbelievably thankful for her support.
The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation is honoured to be chosen as the charity partner for Jog4Joy, which is a JOYFUL 5km walk/run event to raise awareness for mental and emotional health. We are all affected by depression and anxiety whether we suffer ourselves, or we know of someone struggling. Come join this FUN community event to give HOPE and SUPPORT to those who need it. It's going to be an EMPOWERING day!
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2012 (registration closes on Friday October 12th)
A beautiful route along the ocean seawall and into Stanley Park. GORGEOUS! Lots of activities for kids, LIVE MUSIC, and Tina's wonderful JOY AMBASSADORS will be there CHEERING YOU ON! This is an environmentally conscious event so we encourage you to car pool or take transit to arrive at the event, bring your own water bottle and use the easy recycling options provided at the event
Register now: http://www.active.com/running/vancouver-bc/running-event---jog4joy-2012
Ride Fore Life
Please join our founders, Ginny and Kerry Dennehy n the continued effort to fight DEPRESSION in youth and adolescents!
On September 10th, 2011 "KELTY" teams will Ride and Raise Awareness in the RBC Sea to Sky Gran Fondo Whistler. On September 8th, 2012 "KELTY" teams will Ride and Raise Awareness in the RBC Sea to Sky Gran Fondo Whistler. Visit our Facebook page for updates!
Sponsors for Ride fore Life are The Question of Whistler, BC, and Jim Pattison of Northshore Hyundai, North Vancouver, BC
Run Fore Life
The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation is honoured to be one of the charities in the Scotia Charity Challenge taking place on Sunday, June 24, 2012. The charity involves a 1/2 marathon run from UBC to Stanley Park or a 5K run or walk with in Stanley Park.
We ask to please get involved and join the KELTY RUN FOR LIFE team benefitting The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as we continue along the journey of removing the stigma and raising needed dollars for care, education and research for those suffering!
Mental Health Awareness Week
October 2nd - 8th
Nearly one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness, yet a persistent stigma prevents many from getting the help they need. The continuing theme of Mental Illness Awareness Week - Face Mental Illness- is designed to change that.
The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation will be joining community service organizations in the Sea-to-Sky secondary schools the week of October 2nd, 2011 to promote mental health awareness.
Please wear Green to raise public awareness, better the lives of children and youth with serious emotional disorders and show our support of these children and their families.
Breathe Fore Life
The Kelty Dennehy Foundation presented a $1000.00 scholarship to a yoga teacher who wished to further training and had met and exceeded specific requirements set by a panel of certified yoga professionals at the Annual Whistler Yoga Conference in Whistler, BC. The scholarship was in memory of Riley Rae Dennehy, a passionate yoga instructor trained in Whistler and whose young life sadly ended in 2009 while traveling in Thailand to further her yoga studies.
The recipient of this year's scholarship was Linda Yip of Vancouver. Linda is an accomplished yoga instructor who works with youth suffering from depression. Linda integrates yoga into her therapy sessions
Dance Fore LIfe
The annual Dance Fore LIfe was an uplifting opportunity for friends, families, parents and legalized youth to come together to party and dance while continuing to raise awareness of the insidious disease of depression which steals so many innocent lives.
Drive Fore Life
In 2008, the Foundation ended a 7 year run for Drive Fore Life, a talked about 2 day golf fundraiser that drew participants, sponsors and donors from across the country. Proceeds for Drive Fore LIfe contributed handsomely to the 4 million plus dollars that the Foundation has raised since its inception in 2001