YWIM is a volunteer run organization that meets regularly to organize concerts and music-related workshops. Ywim membership provides networking opportunities for women in Whitehorse  and Yukon communities as well as resources including concerts, workshops, song writing, performance & mentorship.







YWIM AGM is just around the corner...October 5th!

Join us for our Annual General Meeting, October 5th...in person or virtually!

Social time: 5:30pm

Business meeting: 6pm

This is your best chance to hear what we've been up to over the past year, and to hear…


Mentoring for Members! 

YWIM has secured additional mentorship funding, to be used between now and March 31st, 2021.  Two hour sessions are available to YWIM members…the cost to you is $20/session.  Huge thanks to the Women’s Directorate –…


The Board of Directors of Yukon Women in Music looks forward to having members and newcomers join us for our AGM, to be held on ZOOM, Friday, September 25th, at 5:30.  All meeting information below, but please feel free to…


COOK SHACK 2020 - July 8 - "COVID SESSIONS" #2 


Music - Nicole Bauberger, Tania Gosselin, Paris Pick 

Visual Artist - Kim Beggs 

Covid-19 Audience - 20 humans - yay!


COOK SHACK 2020 - "COVID SESSIONS" #1, JUNE 20, 2020


Music - Amelia Rose, Tania Gosselin,  Kim Beggs    

Visual Artist - Janice Brodie 

COVID - 19 Audience - Sedgewick, Mo, Grommet, Mojo and Goa

JamFest 2020 - Postponed until further notice

YWIM sadly announces that JamFest 2020, planned for May 29 - 31 at Marsh Lake, has been postponed indefinitely, due to COVID-19. We'll be sure to post new information when we can reschedule this much-loved musical retreat.  Please visit our…

YWIM Calendar of Events 2021

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JamFest 2020 "Postponed indefinitely - see updates"

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Old Constabulary, Marsh Lake

JamFest is always good and we mean to have fun again in 2020...watch for further updates.

D'you want to participate in jams this summer? Are you looking for ways to learn and develop your playing and singing? Want to experience new music and people or maybe a new instrument to start your summer off?

In conjunction with Cosco Yukon Outfitting Ltd., Yukon Women in Music (YWIM) will hold a music retreat at Marsh Lake’s Old Constabulary subdivision from Friday evening, May 29, until 4:00 on Sunday, May 31. There will be instruction in guitar, mandolin, harmonies, fiddle, and other instruments, on how to jam, and more - for both beginner and intermediate players.

Classes are during the day, with jamming on Friday and Saturday evenings around the bonfire, culminating in a performance at the Jackalope in the Marsh Lake Community Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Cost: $150 for YWIM members; $175 for non-members; snacks throughout, and meals provided on Saturday and Sunday.

Not a member of YWIM? Go to ywim.ca and become one!

Bring your own tent, trailer or RV… there will be lots of camping spots available onsite, all included in the cost. There will also be a few beds available in the home onsite as well as the opportunity to “camp out” in the basement

Please email bcyukon@mac.com to put yourself on the list. This is not a firm commitment, but will put you on a list that I will send more information and registration details out to as soon as teachers are hired and the registration is on the website. The retreat is limited to 25 participants…and registrations will be on a first come first served basis when it all happens!

Thanks and hope to jam with you this May!

Barbara, Project Manager, & the YWIM Board


First Cook Shack Session - "Postponed - please see updates"

Watch for Musician and Artist Call here...coming in April!


CANCELLED: YWIM Fundraising Concert

YWIM regrets the cancellation of our Spring Fundraising Concert, but we feel this decision is in the best interests of everyone, given the quickly evolving nature of the global COVID-19 outbreak. We'll look forward to announcing the new date for this event when we can all enjoy the creativity and passion of Yukon Women's Music.

AGM - Yukon Women in Music

Westmark Whitehorse, , 601 Wood Street, Whitehorse

It's that time of year again...!! 

What: Yukon Women in Music AGM  When: Friday, September 27th,  Social time: 5:30pm (Complimentary appies!)  Business meeting: 6pm  Where: Westmark, 201 Wood Street - Bennett Post Room 

This is the meeting where we'll share all about what YWIM's been up to over the past year, and encourage you to become even more involved!  As an organization, we're as strong as our membership is strong and active...and it's been a great year! Some stuff we've done this year: Cook Shack Sessions, mentorships, musical collaborations, JamFest...  Several people are stepping down from the executive to make room for some new folks! We're looking to fill the following positions this year:  President  Vice-president  Secretary  Treasurer 

In addition to these positions, we have committee leads who'd love to have members join them to move various projects forward over the year:  Grant writing  Mentorship development  Membership and Volunteer engagement  Event planning 

If you have questions or suggestions prior to the AGM, please share them with us via this email. Otherwise, we hope to see you on September 27th at the Westmark!! 

The awesome YWIM Board of Directors 2018-19

Cook Shack Session

Marsh Lake Campground, Army Beach Subdivision, Marsh Lake

Free family-friendly acoustic concert and art workshop in lovely Marsh Lake Campground. Art workshop with featured visual artist Nicole Bauberger at 1pm; Featured musicians: Karina Howard; Barbara Chamberlin; Brenda-Lee Katerenchuk and Andrea McColeman, and BJ MacLean. Concert at 7pm in the Cook shack. All welcome ~ and bring your instruments for the post-concert jam!

YWIM Cook Shack Concert & Art Workshop

Nunatuk Campground

Located 16 km on Frenchman Lake loop off Campbell hwy. (Can also be accessed via Klondike hwy, Tatchun Lake turn off...longer route) Concert at 7:00 ...followed by community jam session. Art Workshop at 1:00: Cai Krikorian will be offering a free needle felting workshop. You're welcome to bring your own hoodie or jeans to felt on, or use materials provided by artist. As always these are FREE, FAMILY - FRIENDLY events. All ages and skill levels welcome for workshop and community jam session!



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Old Constabulary Subdivision, Marsh Lake

We invite YWIM members to participate in a musical retreat May 24 - 26, at Old Constabulary, Marsh Lake. There will be instruction in guitar, mandolin, violin, bass guitar, harmonies, and other instruments, on how to jam, and more - for both beginner and intermediate players. $150 - YWIM members (Not a member? Join on this website, under Products and Services) More info in the Workshop section of our website!



Free, family-friendly acoustic music concert in the Cook Shack! Saturday evening, 6:30pm. Members of 'Yukon Women in Music' and their accompanists will perform a range of original and well-loved music, followed by an open Jam! Bring your instrument on down to the Cook Shack and join in!

YWIM Board Meeting

Westmark Whitehorse, Whitehorse

Find out what's happening at YWIM - Attend our next board meeting !!! The Yukon Women in Music board holds meetings every month or so, but this next one is extra special. We thought this would be a great time to invite our membership to an open meeting of the board, to get to know your board members, learn more about upcoming projects, bring your ideas to the table, and find out how to become more involved.  Our next meeting is Wednesday May 9th, at the Westmark Whitehorse.  We'll start with some socializing with a 'meet & greet' at 530 pm, followed by the business meeting itself at 6 pm. Appies will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Your Yukon Women in Music Board

Chair: Shirley Watts-Haase Vice Chair: Barb Chamberlin Secretary: Elaine Schiman Treasurer: Darlene Easton Board members: BJ MacLean, Lindy Jo Aston, Krysta Easton, Mireille Labbe, Tannis Falkenberg


Class #2. Performance Skills – Plugged in

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United Church , Whitehorse

Performance workshops for vocalists on Saturday, March 24 at the United Church This is a hands-on 3-hour class with 2 instructors and a band, consisting of drums/bass/guitar. Each of the participants will get half an hour to perform a song and receive feedback. The final student concert will be held that evening, from 7-8 PM.


Class #1. Performance Skills - unplugged

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United Church

performance workshops for vocalists on Saturday, March 24 at the United Church Class #1. Performance Skills - unplugged from 11-2. This is a hands on 3-hour class that focuses on acoustic performance values.

SOUND TECH Workshop with Marshall Charlebois

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United Church, Main Street, Whitehorse

On March 24th, at the United Church on Main Street, there will be a 1 hour orientation class from 10 - 11am, followed by 3 hours of hands-on practice with participants in the "Performance – Plugged in" workshop taking place that same day from 3 - 6pm. You will then have even more hands-on mentoring and experience, assisting with the evening concert...7 - 8:30pm, to really get you going!

Learn how to set up a basic PA and get a hands-on opportunity to work the board!

Chart Writing with Annie Avery

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90753 Alaska Highway, Whitehorse

Learn how to write a chart so that you can easily work with a band. This is for those who want to learn how to give their song to a band and have them be able to play it The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 11-1 at her studio at 90753 Alaska Highway, just south of the golf course. The cost is $25 for YWIM members and $35 for non-YWIM members. Bring a lunch if needed. Class limit is 7 people. Please contact Barbara at bcyukon@mac.cm for information or questions.

Sound Level 1 with Erica Heyligers

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104 Tungsten Road, Whitehorse, YT

Sound Level 1 with Erica Heyligers. Come learn how to set up a basic PA, work the board, handle effects, take care of your PA, and much more!This workshop will be held on March 10 at 104 Tungsten Road from 11:00-2:00. The cost is $25 for YWIM members and $35 for non-YWIM members. Bring a lunch if needed. Class limit is 5 people. Please contact: Barbara at bcyukon@mac.cm to reserve a place in the class.

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