Ria Jade was featured on MMID in April 2016. Ria is an 18-year-old multi-awarded singer, songwriter and musician from Vancouver, BC whose sound is a tasteful twist of alternative, blues and indie pop. Some of Ria’s major and more recent achievements include the 2015 Musician of the Year Award from the Permanent Rain Press, speaking and performing at the Rogers Arena for the Balancing Our Minds Summit 2016, performing for She’s The One Emerging Artist at RBC Bluesfest Ottawa, Ontario; the 2015 Miss World Canada Goodwill Ambassador Award, and performing at the Miss World Canada 2014 and 2015 pageants and hosting the Q&A segments. Ria is also a recipient of the Kelty Champion of Wellness Award for Community Involvement 2016 and Vancouver Canucks Defenceman Dan Hamhuis’ Hammer’s Heroes Award 2016.
Ria is the main host for the eveRIAthing TV show on SHAW TV and has been featured for her music on SHAW TV’s The RUSH, The Express , Go West Vancouver and the Permanent Rain Press.
Aside from being a very active musician performing numerous live sets around Greater Vancouver and in Victoria throughout the year, Ria also judges at talent competitions and is a passionate philanthropist and strong advocate for mental health, empowerment, equality and the LGBTQ community. On top of bringing the ‘eveRIAthing’ brand into the forefront, Ria is also the Founder of the Paint It Purple movement, the platform for her various causes; and The Star Experience Canada, a songwriting competition for BC youth. As a philanthropist, Ria has guested on the CBC Evening Show and was a panel member for CBC’s Age of Anxiety Series, hosted by Gloria Macarenko.
Listen to Ria’s MMID interview podcast on SwitchOn Radio
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Ria is currently finishing her very first EP with producer Kaj Falch-Nielsen of Blue Light Studio, for release in the early summer of 2016.