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.
June 6th, 2017
Ryan will be giving a keynote speech to members of the Government Finance Officers Association of Alberta’s Annual Conference in Grand Prairie, Alberta.
June 8th, 2017
Ryan will be visiting two schools, in Ottawa and Carp, Ontario, to give presentations on the work we do here at Ryan’s Well. Both Schools are have supported the work we do by fundraising for clean water projects.
June 9th, 2017
Ryan and Megan will be participating in the Dunk Tank Challenge to raise funds for the North Grenville Community Fund! We will also have a booth set up with more information on our current projects and will be available to answer any and all questions.
June 12th, 2017
Ryan will be presenting to City of Ottawa staff about the power youth have to play in our local communities.
June 13th, 2017
Ryan will be hosting a school assembly for an amazing student body fundraising for Ryan’s Well clean water projects.
June 15th, 2017
Ryan’s Well will be hosting a donor appreciation evening to celebrate a successful year and the launch of H2Aid Biodegradable Water Bottles. 50% of the profits of the water bottles will be donated to the Foundation.
June 23rd, 2017
Ryan will be presenting and taking part in the GCFDC Annual General Meeting.
June 28th, 2017
Geosoft is a dedicated and long time supporter of the Ryan’s Well Foundation. Ryan will be sharing his story and answering questions from staff at the head office in Toronto, Ontario.
June 28th, 2017
Ryan is honoured to attend this event, put on by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, which celebrates achievements of the Order of Ontario and Order of Canada.
July 1st, 2017
Ryan is honoured to raise the flag at the opening ceremonies for Canada Day as one of North Grenville’s Canada Day Ambassadors.
July 7th, 2017
Ryan will be making a trip to Parry Sound, Ontario to deliver a motivational speech and workshop to the campers of Camp Manitou! Located in Ontario’s majestic Muskoka/Parry Sound region, Manitou is a children’s camp for girls and boys from the world over.
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 ”.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
November 20th, 2017
Ryan will be giving a presentation to students in Gatineau, Quebec about “changing lives” and improving the quality of life for people around the world, whether that be locally or globally.
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.