Upcoming Appearances


When Ryan Hreljac was just six years old, he learned of the great need for clean and safe water in developing countries and decided to take action. With the support of friends, family and his community, Ryan successfully raised enough money to build a well in Africa.

Keep up-to-date on all the latest from the Ryan’s Well Foundation! See where we’ve been featured in the news, read through our own news releases, request a high-res picture and learn about upcoming appearances.


8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

August 1-4th, 2017

In Bangkok, Thailand, Ryan will be the guest speaker at the 8th University Scholars Leadership Symposium! One thousand emerging world leaders from 200 colleges in 70 countries are expected to attend this Leadership in Social Change Symposium. Past UN Speakers included the Asst. Secretary-General of the United Nations and all the UN Resident Co-ordinators of the host country. To learn more about this event, click here. The theme for the Symposium is “ Building LIFE, Giving HOPE ”.

2nd Annual Ryan’s Well Beach Volleyball Tournament 

August 13th, 2017

Join us for a day of fun in the sun at Britannia Beach in Ottawa at the 2nd Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament. Ryan and the Ryan’s Well Staff will also be participating in the tournament!

International Youth Fellowship USA, Leadership Speaker Series

August 22-23rd, 2017


Ryan will be presenting to campers in New York, USA about how you don’t need to wait to be a grown-up to make a difference. He is excited to contribute to the motto of the camp; Open, connect, change!


YZ Development Projects: Various School Visits

September 6th-11th

YZ Development Projects is the leading hub for the Institute for Charitable Giving in Mexico. Megan and Ryan will be traveling throughout Mexico, speaking with students at numerous schools, about the impact one person can have by sharing Ryan’s Story.

The United World College of South East Asia (UWCSEA)


September 18th-22nd, 2017

Ryan will be traveling to Dover Campus, Singapore, to speak with students of all ages at UWCSEA about making a difference, youth entrepreneurship and the role and potential of youth to have an impact in the global community.


Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association Annual Conference/Summit


October 5th, 2017

Ryan will be giving a Keynote in Charlottetown, PEI on making a difference and sharing his personal journey with Ryan’s Well.

Osgoode Township High School



October 15th, 2017

Ryan will be speaking with civics classes from the High School about civic responsibility and his story.

St. Leonard Catholic School


October 15th, 2017

A group of students from this school fund raised for Ryan’s Well by growing their own vegetables and selling them  at a barbeque!  Ryan will be thanking the students and answering their questions about the work we do and the School Challenge project they supported!

Ontario Water Works Association Conference

October 25th, 2017

Ryan will be a keynote speaker at the annual Ontario Water Works Association Conference, which will take place this year in Smiths Falls, ON at the Gallipeau Center.


Unite Nations Presentation


November 19th, 2017

Ryan will be speaking to the United Nations November 19th about the world’s water crisis and how everybody from kids to adults, those in power to those without, have a role to play in bridging the gap of water inequality across the world.

Financial Management Institute 

November 20th, 2017

Ryan will be giving a presentation in Gatineau, Quebec, at a conference of senior financial managers from across Canada about “changing lives” and improving the quality of life for people around the world, whether that be locally or globally.

McKay Public School & Dewitt Carter Public School


November 28th, 2017

Ryan will be speaking with two separate schools in Port Colborne Ontario sharing his story and inspiring students from the elementary schools!

Portal Village Retirement Home


November 28th, 2017

Ryan will be returning to speak with residents of the Portal Village Retirement who are excited to see his return 2 years after his previous presentation.  Ryan will be speaking about how you’re never too young OR old to make a difference!


Govfest: Battle of Bands


December 1st, 2017

Ryan will be attending the finale of Govfest’s “Battle of the Bands” competition in Toronto.  A music contest between employees of the Ontarian government raising funds for the Ryan’s Well Foundation and the United Way.

Canada Volunteer Awards


December 5th-6th, 2017

Ryan will be participating in workshops and discussions with Canadian volunteers from across the country over a two day period in Ottawa this December as well as attend the ceremony for the 2017 inductees for the award of which Ryan received last year.

Titus Inc Annual Conference Keynote


December 6th, 2017

Ryan will be speaking at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa to employees of the software company Titus inc. about his story and how to have a positive impact on the world!



St. Jerome School


February 1st, 2018

Ryan will be speaking with St Jerome Elementary School in Calgary Alberta in an assembly sharing his story!


February 2nd, 2018

Ryan will be speaking with the students of A.B Daley School in Nanton Alberta sharing his story and talking about not being afraid to try to change the world!

Legacy of our Land Banquet


February 2nd, 2018

Ryan will be visiting the Municipal District of Willow Creek in Nanton, Alberta to share his story and discuss the role youth have in the evolving world and how they can play a role in shaping it.


Rotary District 7010 “Dare to Dream” Conference


October 19th – 20th, 2018

Ryan will be giving the keynote presentation and speaking on panels at the Rotary District 7010 “Dare to Dream” conference in Huntsville Ontario at the Deerhurst Resort.  Ryan will speak about his dream and what can happen when you dare to see it through!