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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Watch for Musician and Artist Call here...coming in April!
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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