Thanks for the helping hands

Thanks for the helping hands It's early on Saturday, Aug. 23. We are stuck in Whitehorse. My partner and I have been a part of the Alcan 5000 Rally from Seattle to the Arctic Circle. We are from Toronto, driving a 1961 Triumph TR4. We have had a lot of

It’s early on Saturday, Aug. 23. We are stuck in Whitehorse. My partner and I have been a part of the Alcan 5000 Rally from Seattle to the Arctic Circle.

We are from Toronto, driving a 1961 Triumph TR4. We have had a lot of local press at home because this is a huge trip in a ridiculous car, and we are driving to support Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. We have an international Facebook following, and we have been invited to be special guests at the largest North American British Car Show in September.

We blew our head gasket climbing the 3,000 feet from Skagway back up.

We were able to locate a part in Kelowna, but we couldn’t get it here until next Wednesday… until the local Whitehorse community stepped in.

They worked all day to arrange for us to meet and speak to the people we needed. Dennis Henneke, a.k.a. Mr. Pain, is a Whitehorse angel. He drove us to the very best people. He introduced us. He got us tools that we were able to borrow from people. He hooked us up with travel agents and airlines.

Mr. Pain, Dave Sterner of Precision Engines, Carmen and Oliver of Klondike Travel and Sharon Miller of Air North we will be forever indebted to.

The part was delivered within hours – not days.

We head back out on the road today to continue our journey and to continue our fundraising.

Whitehorse makes good people and I’m proud to be Canadian.

A very important note to Mr. Pain – you have done your father’s memory proud.

Jan Frolic and Tim Burgess

Car # 5, Alcan Rally 2014 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Patti Balsillie will be running for the mayor’s seat in Whitehorse in the Oct. 21 municipal election. (Submitted)
Balsillie aims to serve as city’s mayor

Says she has the time, skill set to serve in full-time role

Mayo-Tatchun MLA Don Hutton sits on the opposition side of the legislative assembly on March 8 after announcing his resignation from the Liberal party earlier that day. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Don Hutton resigns from Liberal caucus; endorses NDP leadership

Hutton said his concerns about alcohol abuse and addictions have gone unaddressed

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Calvin Delwisch poses for a photo inside his DIY sauna at Marsh Lake on Feb. 18.
Yukoners turning up the heat with unique DIY sauna builds

Do-it-yourselfers say a sauna built with salvaged materials is a great winter project

Wyatt’s World

Wyatt’s World for March 5, 2021.

Yukonomist: School competition ramps up in the Yukon

It’s common to see an upstart automaker trying to grab share from… Continue reading

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Public Health Nurse Angie Bartelen at the Yukon Convention Centre Clinic in Whitehorse on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
State of emergency extended for another 90 days

“Now we’re in a situation where we see the finish line.”

The Yukon government says it is working towards finding a solution for Dawson area miners who may be impacted by City of Dawson plans and regulations. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Miner expresses frustration over town plan

Designation of claims changed to future planning

Team Yukon athletes wave flags at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games opening ceremony in Whitehorse. The 2022 event in Wood Buffalo, Alta., has been postponed indefinitely. (Justin Kennedy/Yukon News file)
2022 Arctic Winter Games postponed indefinitely

Wood Buffalo, Alta., Host Society committed to rescheduling at a later date

Housing construction continues in the Whistle Bend subdivision in Whitehorse on Oct. 29, 2020. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukon Bureau of Statistics reports rising rents for Yukoners, falling revenues for businesses

The bureau has published several reports on the rental market and businesses affected by COVID-19

Council of Yukon First Nations grand chief Peter Johnston at the Yukon Forum in Whitehorse on Feb. 14, 2019. Johnston and Highways and Public Works Minister Richard Mostyn announced changes to the implementation of the Yukon First Nations Procurement Policy on March 3. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Third phase added to procurement policy implementation

Additional time added to prep for two provisions

Crews work to clear the South Klondike Highway after an avalanche earlier this week. (Submitted)
South Klondike Highway remains closed due to avalanches

Yukon Avalanche Association recommending backcountry recreators remain vigilant

RCMP Online Crime Reporting website in Whitehorse on March 5. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Whitehorse RCMP launch online crime reporting

Both a website and Whitehorse RCMP app are now available

A man walks passed the polling place sign at city hall in Whitehorse on Oct. 18, 2018. The City of Whitehorse is preparing for a pandemic-era election this October with a number of measures proposed to address COVID-19 restrictions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
City gets set for Oct. 21 municipal election

Elections procedures bylaw comes forward

Most Read