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.
January 12th to the 18th, 2017
Ryan will be speaking at a “boot camp” in Taiwan in conjunction with the Social Yunus Social Center at National Central University Taiwan! Students will develop thinking, innovation, and business models to solve social problems.
February 4th, 2017
Ryan will be the keynote speaker on “Making a Difference” at Bell High School Student Leadership Camp.
February 8th, 2017
Ryan will be attending the Home Builder’s Association of Edmonton conference as their keynote speaker.
February 12th, 2017
Ryan will be attending the North Grenville Community Sweetheart Brunch to accept a generous donation from the Holy Cross Council 5333 Knights of Colombus.
February 16th, 2017
Ryan will be giving a motivational talk on finding your passion to students at Wellington Elementary School in Prescott, Ontario.
February 21st, 2017
Ryan will be speaking to students at Minesing Central Public School in Minesing, Ontario where Ryan’s Uncle currently teaches. He will also be speaking at Terry Fox Elementary School. Ryan is looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones!
February 22nd, 2017
Ryan will be giving a motivational talk on finding your passion to students at Woodland Christian High School, located east of Kitchener, Ontario.
February 22nd, 2017
Megan will be giving a motivational talk on making a difference in the world through service and friendship at the North Grenville Scouting Lord Baden-Powell Thinking Day.
February 23rd, 2017
Ryan will be inspiring students to become active local and global citizens at Mountsfield Public School in London, Ontario. The school has been involved with the Ryan’s Well Foundation for numerous years under the guidance of Shelly Zeeb, one of our founding board members that teaches at Mountsfield.
March 4th, 2017
Come visit Ryan and Megan at the North Grenville Public Library for Freedom to Read Week to learn more about the Foundation and then join us for a walk around town. This event is open to all members of the public, young and old!
March 7th, 2017
Ryan will be speaking at Vancouver College, a school that has been a long time supporter of the Ryan’s Well Foundation.
March 8th, 2017
Ryan will be giving a motivational talk at Collingwood School in West Vancouver, British Columbia.
March 9th, 2017
Ryan will be traveling Nanaimo, BC to speak with one of our School Challenge participants, Frank J. Ney Elementary School. He will also be speaking to the students at Forest Park Elementary School.
March 15th, 2017
Geosoft has been a long time supporter of the Ryan’s Well Foundation. Ryan and Megan will be visiting Geosoft in Toronto, ON to speak with employees about the Foundation and to thank them for their commitment to fundraising.
March 16th, 2017
Ryan will be speaking at Camp Trillium’s Annual March Break Teen Conference! Camp Trillium (officially The Trillium Childhood Cancer Support Centre) offers year-round recreational experiences to bring children with cancer and their families together. We work to provide an environment that normalizes relationships and experiences, helping them in the healing process and enhancing their quality of life.
March 22nd – 23rd, 2017
The Ryan’s Well Foundation will be celebrating World Water Day at the Brockville, Ontario Aquatarium! Join us as Ryan leads workshops and gives a talk on the importance of water as a life giving resource.
Ryan and our Communications and Fundraising Coordinator, Megan, will be running workshops at various schools around Eastern Ontario! Below are the following dates and schools:
March 28th, 2017 – St Mary in Brockville and St Thomas Aquinas in Russell
March 29th. 2017 – St. Michael in Kemptville and St. Joseph in Cornwall
March 31st, 2017 – St. Francis Xavier in Hammond, and Holy Trinity in Cornwall
April 3rd, 2017 – Notre Dame, Carleton Place
April 5th, 2017 – St. John, Perth
April 3rd, 2017
Ryan will be traveling to the Sunshine State of Florida to visit Burns Middle School, one of the two winners of the School Challenge Contest.
April 7th, 2017
Ryan will be traveling to Thousand Oaks, California to speak at St. Paschal Baylon School, one of the two winners of the School Challenge Contest.
April 11th, 2017
Ryan will be speaking with students at Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School in Sudbury, Ontario. Holy Cross is a long time supporter of the Ryan’s Well Foundation.
April 19th, 2017
Ryan and Megan will be visiting the students at Elmwood School in Ottawa, ON and Walter Zadow in Arnprior, ON. They will be delivering a motivational talk and thanking the students for their hard work fundraising for the Foundation.
April 20th, 2017
Ryan will be delivering a motivational presentation and interactive problem solving exercises with students at Cedar Ridge High School in Kanata. The workshop will be a part of the school’s Earth Day activities and will connect with sustainability and global issues.
April 22nd, 2017
Ryan will be speaking at the 5th Annual Griffin Student Leadership Conference. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gwynedd Mercy University’s mission is to create a learning community, rooted in Gospel values and rich in the liberal arts. In an atmosphere of inquiry and dialogue, the University seeks to combine education for professional competency with the Mercy tradition of service to society.
April 28th & 29th, 2017
Ryan will be the keynote speaker at the Rotary District 7410 Conference in Poconos, Pennsylvania. He will be speaking to Rotarians and Rotary Interact students about growing young humanitarian leaders while also sharing his personal experience with Ryan’s Well Foundation.
May 10th-11th, 2017
Ryan and Megan will be traveling to New York to meet and speak with students participating in the School Challenge at Denton Avenue School.
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.
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 3rd, 2017
In Beijing, China, 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 ”.