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Dance FORE Life '06 Advertisement

A 1-page advertisement for The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation's charitable event Dance FORE Life on Wednesday, June 21st, 2006 in Vancouver. The event is a dance event featuring the band Fabulous George & the Zodiacs. The event aims to increase awareness about teenage depression-related suicide and raise funds for depression prevention programs. Ticket and contact information is also included. Found in a scrapbook.

4th Annual Charity Event Booklet

An 11 page booklet from The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation's 4th Annual event. The booklet contains a menu for the 3 meals served, a welcome letter, names the foundation directors and member, lists the items for the Silent Auction and Live Auction, and lists the individuals and businesses who donated the items for the auctions. Found in a scrapbook.


Two books documenting Kerry and Ginny Dennehy's experiences dealing with their son's (Kelty Patrick Dennehy) suicide after years of depression and their daughter's death in Thailand, their resolve to start the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation to educate and provide mental health resources for young people, and their cross-Canada cycle to raise awareness and money for the cause.

Choosing Hope : a mother's story of love, loss, and survival

Accession number WA_2015_023_01

A book by Ginny Dennehy relaying the experiences as she dealt with the suicide of her son Kelty, and death of her daughter Riley eight years later as a result of a heart attack.

The summary on the back cover reads: "Ginny Dennehy's world turned upside down when her son, Kelty, in the grip of depression, committed suicide at the age of seventeen. Just eight years later, her daughter, Riley, died of a heart attack in Thailand. Candid and deeply moving, Ginny's story conveys the message that even in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, there is hope."

Biographical Sketch on back cover: "Ginny Dennehy is devoted to maintaining her children's legacy through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, which works to prevent depression-related suicide in young people, while supporting projects such as the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre. She lives with her husband, Kerry, in Whistler, British Columbia."

Handwritten dedication on title page recto reads: "To our community of Whistler, may there always be hope, no matter what happens." Signed by Ginny Dennehy.

Order of British Columbia Appointment Letter

An enveloped letter from Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, notifying Kerry and Ginny Dennehy of their appointment to the Order of BC and inviting them to the ceremony and reception on June 15, 2015 at Government House in Victoria. Envelope also includes a list of all 2015 appointments to the Order of BC on a separate page.

WELL into the Future magazine - Lions Gate Hospital Foundation

Accession number: WA_2015_023_06
Lions Gate Hospital Foundation's 'Well into the Future' 2014/2015 issue, in which Kerry and Ginny Dennehy are listed as benefactors in the 2014 Chairman's Circle Membership section on page 14, and a newspaper insert featuring a thank-you to The Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation on behalf of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation for the initiative to establish The Kelty Dennehy Mental Health Resource Centre.

Dennehy and Hume honoured as pillars of B.C. with Diamond Jubilee medals

A newspaper article from the Whistler Question entitled "Dennehy and Hume honoured as pillars of B.C. with Diamond Jubilee medals." The article discusses the medal awarded to Ginny Dennehy for her work raising awareness about mental health through the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation and Rick Hume for his years of work with the sport of downhill skiing. Found in a scrapbook.

Drive Fore Life 2006 Schedule Booklet

A booklet from the 5th Annual Drive Fore Life Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation held in 2006. The booklet contains a schedule of events, a welcome letter, a list of silent and live auction items, donors, and the menu for the 3 meals offered for the weekend. The front page features a photo of Kelty Dennehy. Found in a scrapbook.

Opening Doors to Mental Health Ceremony

A short program for the building opening ceremony "Opening Doors to Mental Health" on January 29, 2007. Ginny Dennehy of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy foundation is scheduled as part of the program to make some remarks. The program also contains floor plans of the building and short descriptions of the programs to be offered. Found in a scrapbook.

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