Juno-winning singer-songwriter Kellylee Evans has been appointed as ambassador to the Ryan’s Well Foundation.
Ryan’s Well Foundation is a Canadian charitable organization based in Kemptville, Ont., that seeks to provide effective and sustainable solutions to the water crisis in the poorest regions of the world’s developing countries.
As the organization’s ambassador, Evans will share the Ryan’s Well Foundation’s advocacy for clean water and sanitation and, in particular, use her voice to bring attention to the challenges faced by women and girls in developing countries.
“This is a charity that is so close to my heart,” Evans said in a statement. “Water is life. Access to clean, potable water is essential and I am happy to be able to support Ryan’s Well Foundation as they make a difference in the lives of so many.”
Evans released her debut album Fight or Flight? in 2006, for which she was nominated for a Juno Award. She has since released five studio albums, including 2010’s Juno-winning Nina and 2015’s Juno-nominated record Come On, which was released by Motown.
After she suffered a life-altering lightning strike in 2013 and concussions in 2015 and 2022, Evans, a mother of three, was forced to pause her busy touring schedule. She has since become a noted public speaker, sharing her message of self-care and finding one’s own superpowers.
Evans previously supported Ryan’s Well Foundation as ambassador in 2013-14.
“Ryan’s Well couldn’t be more excited to be re-engaging with such a renowned singer and amazing person as Kellylee, and to have her help advocate for clean water for people who need it most,” said Ryan Hreljac, the foundation’s executive director.
Evans and Hreljac have produced their first podcast, Ryan and Kellylee in Conversation, which is now available on YouTube.