- b. c. 1991
Ali Willa Milner is a Whistler-raised musician and actress currently based out of Toronto. She was a guest soloist for the Whistler Singers' 2003 debut album, "Ascend," and started singing professionally at age 15 as a lounge singer at the Four Seasons Whistler. In 2011 she competed on the CBC program Cover Me Canada, reaching the final three. Milner released two jazz albums while living in Whistler. She switched genres in late 2014, partnering with Ryan Guldemond of Mother, Mother to form an electro-pop duo called Willa, after her middle name. Willa has performed in Whistler at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival and for the Garibaldi Lift Company. In 2017 Milner was named one of Canada's 17 Artists to Watch Out For by Buzzfeed Canada and Spotify. She is also an actress who has appeared in film and television.