Dr. Terence Kelly, CM

Biography / November 18, 2013

Dr. Terry Kelly, best known as a singer, songwriter, was appointed as the Honorary Colonel of 14 Wing Greenwood, N.S. in May 2015.

Honorary Colonel Kelly was born in St. John’s Newfoundland and graduated from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Self-employed for some 40 years, his enthusiasm for life and sheer determination have gained him international recognition as an accomplished athlete, an award winning singer, songwriter, entertainer, and a professional speaker.

As a musician, Honorary Colonel Kelly has released seven full-length recordings, resulting in seven East Coast Music Awards and nominations for four Canadian Country Music Awards and a JUNO. He has shared the stage with symphony orchestras and has performed his original music in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and for the Canadian and allied troops in Afghanistan.  He is most recognized for his inspirational song, “A Pittance of Time”. 

Honorary Colonel Kelly is a member of the Order of Canada and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates in Civil Laws and in Fine Arts from Kings College and Saint Mary’s University, respectively.

He has received the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee medals, the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the King Clancy Award, and the Canadian Country Music Association’s Humanitarian Award (to mention a few).

In the athletic field, he has distinguished himself as the third blind person in world to run a sub five minute mile.

Honorary Colonel Kelly currently serves on the Peaceful Schools International Board, the Active Healthy Children Board, the CNIB Lake Joe Board, and is active with Camp Abilities in both Canada and the United States

Honorary Colonel Kelly and his family reside in Halifax, N.S.

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