YUKON WOMEN IN MUSIC - (YWIM) is a non-profit origanization 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

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​

YWIM AGM September 30, 2016 

Are you interested in Yukon Women in Music? 

Do you sing or play an instrument? 

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

Would you like to join YWIM/update your membership? 

Would you like to find out what we are up to? 

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

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: 
http://www.kimbeggs.com/kenocitymusicandartworkshop.html 

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  
www.kenocityhotel.com/ 

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.  
www.facebook.com/Silvermoon-Bunkhouse-1555336251386418 
www.silvermoonbunkhouse.com/

Lighting the Christmas Tree Event 

Hello YWIM community,

1. We are currently looking for singers to join us on December 5th at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree Event. (It is in the afternoon, and are just waiting for a confirmation of the time that they need us.) This is the third year that Yukon Women in Music has led the Christmas Carols right after the Lighting of the Tree, downtown in front of the White Pass building and it is a lot of fun. There is no payment involved, though YWIM does receive an honorarium of $150.00 that goes toward programming. Please let us know if you an join us...as they say, the more, the merrier! It is only a short time commitment of under 30 minutes.

2. Our annual YWIM Bakers Dozen Christmas concert and Bake Sale is Saturday, December 12th and we are finalizing our performers for this concert. Everyone (13-baker's dozen) does one song with a Christmas/holiday theme. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in playing at this concert. We have to have performers confirmed by Thursday, November 19th for advertising. There will be a small honorarium offered to perform. Also...we will be selling baked goods and looking for members to donate something baked or sweet, if you could, for this sale.

Song Rise 

YWIM’s  4th Compilation CD   -    December 6, 2012

           Andrea Burgoyne   “The Night Wins”
           Sylvie Painchaud   “Me Voila”
           Kim Rogers   “I’m the Girl”
           Claire Ness   “Call of the Yukon”
           Karen Furlong   “Fear and Common Sense”
           Blue Hibou   “Courir Sur La Plage”
           Brenda Berezan   “Slide Over”
           Lauren Tuck   “Pourquoi”
           Sara MacDonald   “The Sun Too Will Die”
           Kate Weekes & Keitha Clark with Home Sweet Home   “Sense of Distance”
           Rose Kirchner   “Fireweed”
           Fawn Fritzen   “I’m a Fool for You”
           Nicole Edwards   “I Still Have Something”
           BJ MacLean   “This Road”


There were a total of 22 submissions for this project and 14 applicants were selected to have their song on the final CD.  The selections were made by an outside jury of 6 members of the Canadian music scene arranged for YWIM by Music Yukon. Comments came back from jury members that they were impressed by the high quality of the submissions and that it was difficult for them to make their final decisions.

Song Rise - 2012 YWIM CD Release

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YWIM AGM

Westmark Hotel, Wood Street , Whitehorse

We are holding out Annual General Meeting Friday, September 30th at 5:30 at the Westmark.

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.