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Willow Gamberg

Willow Gamberg

Willow Gamberg is a former What’s Up Yukon intern, and freelance writer who writes about music and arts. Willow started writing for us in high school, then went on to study Music Business Management at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in B.C

By the way her first writing series she was just 13 years old, a six part series on the meaning of Christmas titled " Christmas For Everyone".  Sorry to say its not yet up on our website it was published in 2005 the birth year for What's Up Yukon.  


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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Ben Barrett-Forrest

Many of us daydream about packing everything into a van and hitting the road at one time or another. For one Yukoner, 25-year-old Ben Barrett-Forrest, this is a dream come true, and it's happening at this very moment... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Alison Reid

Cohousing is a concept that has been around for a long time, but in the Yukon it's starting to gain interest as an alternative living arrangement for people of all walks of life. Many groups of people are tired of living paycheque-to-paycheque... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Multifaceted, multicultural and full of ingenuity – the arts and music community of the Yukon is widely appreciated, well-funded and extensively advertised. At least, some parts of it. At the colder, less hospitable edges of the creative community... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Naomi Mark

There are many excellent training opportunities available to aspiring Yukon filmmakers of all levels, through several different organizations. The Screen Production Yukon Association (SPYA) is one such organization; this winter, it’s launching a... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: Anthony Gucciardo

Space, science and sci-fi is one of the strongest current trends in popular media, from the rebooted version of Carl Sagan's Cosmos and the new Star Trek movies to galaxy-print everything, and the I F***ing Love Science Facebook page. more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Creative Photography

Take a moment to think about your favourite film. What is the soundtrack like? Besides music, what other sorts of sounds are used to create a unique world? Subtle, yet essential, soundtracks can become afterthought in the visually-oriented world... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

“I want to hear something different.” These six simple words were an unexpected call to action that local promoter and musician Joel Gilchrist received from Karla Watts, a bartender at the Jarvis Street Saloon. “I want you to put on a metal... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

The final week of Icelandic adventuring saw us completing the Ring Road, which encircles the whole country and has tourist spots dotted along the way. We followed it east and gradually north through glacier-domed mountains, bucolic sheep folds,... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Willow Gamberg

The road that encircles Iceland, called Highway 1 or the Ring Road, offers access to many of the sights on the tourist track, called the Golden Circle. We explored the usual postcard sights; geysers, rift valleys, craggy ocean shores, and flat, ... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

Spring in Iceland is a mostly cold, grey affair, strikingly suited to the harsh, rugged landscape. The road into the capital city, Reykjavik, from the airport in Keflavik, cuts through rocky, volcanic terrain, reminiscent of Martian landscape in... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Derek Carr

Next week sees the triumphant return of a woefully under-represented genre in the Whitehorse music scene – heavy metal – brought in the form of the progressive metal four-piece Bushwhacker. The group has been hard at work in Vancouver over the... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

I would like to revoke the claim I made in my introduction about being a seasoned traveller, because I have made an embarrassingly rookie mistake. Today I write you from a vibrant cultural hotbed, as per the plan. Unfortunately, it is not Reykjavik.. more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-06-02, ILLUSTRATION: kozzi.com

Hvernig segir maður, “I'm completely lost” á íslensku? What's that, you say? Icelandic is one of the most difficult languages to learn? On second thought, perhaps I'll just fall back on the old standard; hand gestures and a confused, perpetually... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Bruce and Deb Bergman at the 2010 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass festival Photo Courtesy of Lenore Morris

The summer of 2015 will see the Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival, which went on temporary hiatus last year, returning to its old stomping grounds in Haines Junction. more

Jan 15, 2015 7:42 PM Haines Junction

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Courtesy of Mike Miller

a rock show that features Pink Floyd covers and raises funds for the Whitehorse Food Bank more

Jan 15, 2015 6:33 PM Yukon Music

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July 3-2014

A long-time favourite for local families, the Atlin Arts and Music Festival is an institution. Now in its 11th year, the event draws visitors and performers from across Canada and beyond. more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Atlin, BC

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June 12 Issue

Solstice is nearly upon us, which means the annual Sunstroke Music Festival is almost upon us, too. more

Jun 12, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Drywalling, re-flooring, plumbing, levelling, finishing a deck... to me, the list sounds like a whole lot of, "Hey, how many handy guys do we know?" To me, and many women (and men) like me, the idea of home renos is strictly for the professionals. more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Hobbies

Dave Haddock is gearing up to celebrate the release of his third album. On Sept. 18 he'll be having a release party for the full-length album Talk to Me at the Yukon Arts Centre. more

Sep 12, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Music