Yukon Women in Music (YWIM)


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.

YWIM provides resources for women musicians in Yukon including:

• workshops  • song writing • performance • mentorship

Latest News

Finale Cook Shack Concert ~ Twin Lakes Campground

Join us for the final concert of the 2018 summer season of Cook Shack Sessions on Saturday, September 21, at the Twin Lakes Campground...6:30pm   As always, this concert is free to the public; there'll be a jam after the concert…

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JamFest at Marsh Lake! June 1 - 3!

News about JAMFEST at Marsh Lake! We present…our amazing instructors!!! 

  • Guitarist, teacher and vocalist Brenda Lee Katerenchuk will be teaching beginning and intermediate classes on guitar (www.brendaleemusic.com) 
  • Well-known piano teacher Roslyn Wilson is stepping out and sharing another of…

Marsh Lake awaits you...

JAMFEST at Marsh Lake is happening! Register soon –it’s filling up! 

We have a terrific lineup of instructors for guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, mandolin, voice, djembe, percussion, harmonica, and more! Take group classes, then take a private lesson from

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Cook Shack Sessions 2018!

Coming soon to a campground near you...

Free, Family Friendly Arts and Music in Yukon Campgrounds.  Music and campgrounds naturally go together.  Come out and enjoy professional entertainment performed by YWIM members in selected campgrounds throughout the Yukon…

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Music Skills Training Series 2018

YWIM presents: Sound Level 1 with Erica Heyligers 


The first in a series of Performance Workshops funded by the Cultural Industries Training Fund will be offered on March 10th, 2018.

Come learn how to set up…

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Thursday, October 19, 7:30pm 
Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse 

Join Lara and her friends: Jordy Walker (guitar and whirly things), Daniel Bouck (bass), Graeme Peters (drums), Danette Readman (guitar) and Micah Smith (keys and whirly things) at the Old Fire…

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YWIM hosts Canada 150 Tatshenshini River event!

Yukon Women in Music is partnering with Canadian Heritage Rivers to honour the Tatshenshini River - this weekend - August 12, at Million Dollar Falls.  Family-friendly event includes First Nation dancing, storytelling, artisan demonstrations, crafting activities from 1 -…

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Conrad Summer Acoustic Music Camp June 2 - 4, 2017


Conrad Summer Acoustic Music  Camp 2017

This coming June 2-4, 2017, near the Venus Mine site (2 miles past the Conrad Campground towards Skagway), YWIM is offering an opportunity for emerging to intermediate musicians to camp, play acoustic music…

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Cook Shack Sessions 2017!

Cook Shack Sessions 2017! 

It’s that time of year again…Yay! 

The call went out to the YWIM membership in early spring to apply to participate in this summers’ Cook Shack Sessions – Concerts in the campgrounds. We managed…

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Call out for YWIM musicians!

Call out for YWIM musicians! 

Cook Shack Sessions 2017 - Acoustic Concerts in the Campgrounds 

Though the budgets are still being worked on, and we are waiting to hear on some of the funding,  here is the line…

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Upcoming YWIM Events 2019

Previous events

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.


YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017

Pine Lake Campground, Yukon

Acoustic music in the campgrounds! Concert - 6:30 pm...Door prizes! Open Jam 8 - 9:30pm. Daytime events 10am - 4pm. FREE Family - Friendly activities in celebration of the Canadian Heritage River - Alsek River. #OurRivers#Canada150


YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017

Million Dollar Falls Campground, Yukon

Acoustic music in the campgrounds! Concert - 7:30 pm open Jam 9-10pm Door prizes! FREE Family - Friendly Concerts added daytimes music and activities for Canadian Heritage River Celebrations


YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017


Acoustic music in the campgrounds! Concert - 7:30 pm open Jam 9-10pm Door prizes! FREE Family - Friendly Concerts


YWIM Cook Shack Sessions 2017

Lapie Canyon Campground, Yukon

Acoustic music in the campgrounds! Concert - 7:30 pm open Jam 9-10pm Door prizes! FREE Family - Friendly Concerts


Annual Christmas Concert & Bake Sale

United Church

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


Guitar Maintenance And Set Up Workshop with Erica Heyligers

Woodshine Finishing, 104 Tungsten Road, Whitehorse

Guitar Maintenance And Set Up Workshop with Erica Heyligers December 3rd, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 pm Description: Students come with their own guitar and learn hands on how to care and properly set up their instrument. They learn about all the parts of the guitar, what their functions are, about intonation, fret wear and how to trouble shoot problems like buzzing. They will then adjust their own guitar for optimum playability by learning to adjust the truss rod and adjust the saddle height. Strings available for purchase. Location: Woodshine Finishing 104 Tungsten road Whitehorse 668-3408


Songwriting Workshop with Kim Beggs and BJ MacLean


Songwriting Workshop with Kim Beggs and BJ MacLean Sunday, November 27th, from 12-5:00pm (location TBA) Come work with Kim and BJ as they walk us through their song-writing methods. They will work with participants as a group and on a one-on-one basis. Come prepared to write. Pen and paper supplied. Bring songs or poems you have started if you would like some feedback.



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.

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