Fu­sion Char­lot­te­town ready to act

Young city res­i­dents in­vited to sign up for projects

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE - Email: Fu­sionChar­lot­te­town@gmail.com

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.”

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