Fusion Charlottetown ready to act
Young city residents invited to sign up for projects
Charlottetown residents aged 20 to 40 years old are invited to help create change within the city.
Fusion Charlottetown is hosting a reception 5-7 p.m. July 29 where those interested can sign up for projects. The reception takes place at Captain Jack’s Bar and Grill at the Charlottetown Yacht Club.
Fusion Charlottetown is a notfor-profit, volunteer organization of 20-40-year-olds, which held a launch event earlier in June. More than 300 young adults attended the event to share their dreams for Charlottetown and Fusion Charlottetown.
“It was just awesome to see so many people come to the launch and who have contacted us since the launch who want to get involved and support our work,” said Heather MacAulay, Fusion Charlottetown board member.
“There were some themes that came through very clear: support for youth entrepreneurs, bike lanes and supporting more arts and culture,” said Christina MacLeod, Fusion Charlottetown founder and board member.
Participants narrowed down the ideas put forward during the June gathering into five action teams: entrepreneurship and employment; sustainability; urban development; arts and culture; and health and wellness.
On Wednesday, people can sign up to be part of these action teams.
“Action teams are where some of the ideas from our launch and our outreach will be acted on,” said Darcy Murnaghan, chairman of the Fusion Charlottetown board. “The model of Fusion is very grassroots and we wanted to hear what our age group wanted to do for the city.”