JS Gray trained indigenous and white settler bands from 1911 to 1931 (and likely onwards) to "surprising perfection and has won prizes in competitions for bands." This band was originally formed to welcome the premier, Sir Richard Melbride, to Prince Rupert in 1911.
Written on back: "Etkel - Drummer 1911 Skidgate band Coached by John Gray Challenge Cup Winners - Prince Rupert"
Smithers junior hockey team beat the Quesnel team for the Kelly Cup.
Written on back:
"Smrs Junior Champions 1940-41
Standing: B. Leach - B. O'Neill - N. Kilpatrick - G. Ludgate - B. Washbern - W. Watson - C. Steele (coach)
Front: G. Heatherington - M. McIntyre - P. Mayer - L. Warner - B. Hann"
One original and two prints exist.
John was the son of Omineca Herald owner Louis DeVoin.
The aircraft appears to be Alexander Eaglerock owned by Yukon Airways and Exploration. The pilot was John M. Patterson who was delivering the plane to Whitehorse form Denver, CO. Patterson spent time at many small towns on the trip doing barnstorming as a method of raising money to buy gas for the flight.
Smithers Union Bank on Main Street. In front of the buildings are walking indigenous people in ceremonial (?) clothes. It is perhaps a parade and the visible policeman is Tony West. The image is slightly blurry.