This series is designed to introduce you to our current, future, and even some past board members.
We have new members joining the board, and wanted you to have an opportunity to get to know them, as well as the folks who are currently serving.
Meet Justine Williamson, one of our new board member and find out why she was inspired to join NextGen.
I chose to join the NextGen Unama’Ki board because I think raising up our youth and celebrating amazing people within our community is crucial to our future sustainability.
I chose to challenge the thinking that in order to find work, moving to another province was inevitable. In 2014, my comedic partner and I started the Cape Breton duo, Tracy and Martina. In 2017, we started producing content for CBC Comedy, went on to write for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and are currently working with Swearnet to produce a Tracy and Martina Christmas Special, all while living in Cape Breton. I know this is not possible for everybody, however, we seem to be cultivating a vibrant community of artists, creators, and entrepreneurs. As a Vital Award winner, I know that empowering and recognizing people through such programs can make a huge difference. Cape Breton has given me so much, which is why I want to reinvest my time and energy into generating positive change.
We’re living in a time where the mindset of many is shifting. People are realizing that complacency is no longer acceptable, and if you want change you’ve got to take action. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of an organization that raises people up and inspires others.