... un intercambio de cartas con el Colegio de Angolo, en Uganda
Querido Ryan, mi nombre es Akana Jimmy. Tengo 8 años y me gusta el fútbol. Nuestra casa está hecha de paja y ramas. ¿Cómo es América? Tu amigo, Akana Jimmy.
Querido Jimmy, debe ser chulo vivir en una cabaña. Yo también tengo 8 años. ¿Bebes de mi pozo todos los días? ¿Cuál es tu asignatura favorita? Me van a llevar a Uganda cuando tenga 12 años. Mi casa está hecha de ladrillos. Escribe pronto. Tu amigo, Ryan..
2003 Recipient, Order of Ontario March, 2004. Please see our separate page of news coverage pertaining to this prestigious award!separate page Honorary Member, Engineering Institute of Canada March, 2004. Ryan was made an honorary member of the Institute along with Dr. David Strangway, President and CEO of the Canada Foundation for Innovation and former President of the University of British Columbia. World of Children Founder's Award November, 2003. What the Nobel Prize is to those working for world peace, the World of Children Awards, founded in 1998, is for those who dedicate their lives to helping children. Meritorius Service Medal announced March 8, 2002. The Meritorious Service Decorations, Civil Division, recognize individuals who have performed an exceptional deed or an activity that brought honour to their community or to Canada. Student of the Year, Elementary Division, Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association Ryan received the 2002 OCSTA Student Award of the Year at the Association's Annual General Meeting on April 12, 2002 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The award recognizes students who strive to meet the goals expressed in the Ontario Catholic School Expectations developed by the Institute for Catholic Education. Wolf Project Award The Wolf Project was established to recognize, honour and promote activities which serve to promote racial harmony. Ryan was nominated for this award by his classmates at Holy Cross School. The Wolf Award has also been presented to Nelson Mandela by a delegation of Manitoba Chiefs on a visit to South Africa. Ryan received this award in June 2001. Award Of Excellence, Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa (CAYFO) CAYFO presents "Awards of Excellence" to individuals, groups and institutions advancing the cause of children and youth. Ryan received his Award of Excellence at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, on April 18, 2001. Canadian Peace Award Recipient, Age 9, Youth Category, Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace, Okotoks, Alberta, November 11, 2000 ? Youngest ever guest speaker at Rotary International Conference, Cornwall, Ontario, October 14, 2000 Guest speaker at a National Conference on Child Poverty hosted by The Student's Commission, Kemptville, Ontario, August 19, 2000 Ryan has appeared as a guest speaker at over 60 schools, service clubs, churches and community organizations. Millennium Dreamers Award Recipient, global forum sponsored by Walt Disney World, McDonald's and the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, May 7-11, 2000 Finalist,Public Service/UNICEF category, 1999 YTV Achievement Awards, Toronto, Ontario Identified as the inspiration for a "Singing Well" from the Central Children's Choir, an internationally known children's choir based on Ottawa, November 24, 1999 Guest of Honour, at French Embassy, WaterCan's "Wine into Water" Wine Auction hosted by French Ambassador, September 23, 1999 Celebration of Life Guest of Her Excellency Diana Fowler Leblanc, Rideau Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, July 27, 1999 Special Achievement Award, Township of North Grenville, Ceremony with Town Council, Kemptville, Ontario, April 26, 1999 Guest of Lieutenant Governor Hilary Weston, Reception held at the Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, April 9, 1999 Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year, Toronto, Ontario, April 9,1999 Guest of Honour, Ugandan Embassy, Dinner given by High Commissioner in Ryan's honour, January 3, 1999 Two letters of commendation, Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Government of Canada (December 7, 1998 and November 20, 1998) Recipient- You Made a Difference Award, Our Kids Foundation, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario, November 20, 1998 Honoured by Groundwater Association of Eastern Ontario, Stittsville, Ontario, October 24, 1998 Mother Teresa Act of Kindness Award, Holy Cross School, Kemptville, Ontario, June 1998 PREMIOS PARA RYAN