YUKON WOMEN IN MUSIC - (YWIM) is a non-profit organization for women musicians in the Yukon

Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) is a volunteer run organization that meets regularly to organize concerts, workshops and fund raising events, as well as to provide networking opportunities for women in Whitehorse  and Yukon communities.

A resource for women musicians in the Yukon:

• workshops
• songwriting circles
• performance opportunities
• mentorship opportunities

Call for Musical and Visual Artists  

Call for Musical and Visual Artists 
Keno City Music and Art Workshop 2017 
Deadline December 15, 2016

The Keno City Music and Art Workshop, in partnership with Yukon Women in Music and the Keno City Club, will be taking place from July 24 – Aug 7, 2017. Though the workshop is two weeks long, registrants can choose to participate in one or both weeks. All eight hired Artists in Residence (AiR) will be engaged in the workshop for the full two weeks. The purpose of the workshop is serve the Artists in Residence and the Registrants (many of whom are also artists). It is an opportunity for professional artists to share their knowledge and get paid doing it. It is an opportunity for professional artists to have supported time to create new works in an inspiring place. 

More info here: Workshops Page 

Music Skills Training Series 

Workshops are filling up fast! Reserve your spot and take advantage of this great opportunity. There are still a couple of spots left for Saturday. 

Yukon Women in Music and the Cultural Industries Training Fund present the Music Skills Training Series 
Open to everyone. 
To register for any of these workshops and more information go to our Workshops page.

YWIM AGM on Friday, September 30th at the Westmark at 5:30pm 

Are you interested in Yukon Women in Music? 

Do you sing or play an instrument or just want to support the organization? 

Would you like to learn about our upcoming workshops and performance opportunities? 

Would you like to join YWIM/update your membership (it's only $20)? 

Would you like to find out what we are up to? Send an email to yukonwomeninmusic@gamil.com to get on the email list, or send a request here on our website. 

Would you like to get involved? 

We are holding out Annual General Meeting Friday, September 30th at 5:30 at the Westmark. We have had the same 5 core members for three years, though this year, we are losing Candice Scott, our bookkeeper and Treasurer, who is moving on to other things. Thank you Candice for all that you have done for YWIM. 

This year, we are looking for 3 new board members. If you would like to be involved with the board, please join us or let us know beforehand. We need some new energy and ideas to carry us through the next few years. The commitment would be no more than a meeting a month, and committee meetings for our events. Your help means we can continue to offer the same great services and performance opportunities to the women, and young women of the Yukon. 

We hope to see you there. 

Susanne Hingley - President 
Lindy Jo Aston - Vice President 
Christine Genier - Secretary 
Candice Scott - Treasurer 
Sally Lutchman - Director

Last Cook Shack Session of the season at Million Dollar Falls 

YWIM would like to thank BJ McLean for organizing these events. Please see a message from BJ, below. 

"Wow! What a way to end the Cook Shack season! Million Dollar Falls campground is stunning. Our Cook Shack "karma" held. Rained buckets on Friday, and Sat. but we woke to sunshine and mountain views all around us on Saturday! YES! Such a beautiful camp! Large, private sites. Clean and well stocked. Mountain views from most sites, or sites right on the river. Totally worth the extra 70km (?)...less than an hour anyway from Haines Junction. The views on the hwy are amazing. AND probably some of the best hwy I've traveled in the Yukon! Smooth sailing! Once again the YWIM gals AND our jammers rocked the cook shack. Our newest member Ally (all 5 sessions to jam !) as well as Shirley and Gerald, and our littlest jammer Xavier, with Barb, kept the shack going till the wee hours, by the warmth of the wood stove, candles...and my flamingo lights hanging on the music stand. (pics to follow at some point). Thanks to the folks that traveled from Whitehorse and Haines Junction for this final session. Was great to see your smilin' faces in the firelight of the wood stove. Lovely to close the season with Susan Arenburg​ and Barbara Chamberlin​, and the friends that joined us. Thanks for a wonderful summer of music and camping ya'll. Hope to see you around the fire next year! Cheers and happy camping! BJ PS Please remember to go to the Yukon Parks site to fill out their survey for this year. AND if you enjoyed the Cook Shack Sessions...please let YWIM know and Yukon Parks. If you would like to see this happen again, consider becoming a sponsor!" -Bj MacLean​

Come Spend the Week Being Creative! Music And Art - Workshop - Keno City 

Keno City is at the end of the road about 285 km southeast of Dawson City and 465 KM north of Whitehorse, but it is an amazing little town full of history and colourful people. The population is about 14 give or take. 

It will be an amazing place to spend the week of Aug 1-7 getting outside of your head. Putting your eyes, hands and heart to work making art. Or putting your ears, voice and heart to work making music. And even share it with others if you are so inclined at the nightly performances and art displays of new and old works. Its a time to have meaningful conversations with other creative minded people or those wanting to tap into their creative source. And also an amazing place to make time to get lost in thought. 

All for $100 for 20 creative workshops in art and music and a week of your time. Paint and paper provided for workshops. You'll need your own supplies for your personal creative time. To register visit: 

Accommodations available during the workshop Aug 1 - 7 include outdoor camping, and indoor lodging. 

The historic Keno City Hotel is giving a great deal to first registered, first serve participants. A full week from July 31 - Aug 7 costs only $300/room (it's the same if you get there on Aug 1). Restaurant is downstairs if you wish to purchase meals. As with other lodging in town, the bathroom is down the hall. www.facebook.com/KenoCityHotel  

The brand new Silvermoon Bunkhouse is available as well and has a deal of $700 for the week (from July 31 - Aug 7) and includes a full shared kitchen. If you are booked from Aug 1 - 7 it's only $600.  

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Annual Christmas Concert & Bake Sale

United Church

Baker's Dozen Annual Christmas Concert and Bake Sale - featuring 13 YWIM performers. Tickets. 15$