Reenactors portray adventurers during the BC Centennial Celebrations. The photo was taken at the Derby Cairn Site on July 1, 1958. These individuals participated in “a colourful re-enactment of explorer Simon Fraser’s journey of 150 years ago, eighteen adventurers in three Indian canoes will travel down the mighty Fraser River from Prince George to Vancouver stopping at many river communities for welcoming celebrations.” The brigade, produced by Gordon Hilker, took place between May 28 and July 2, 1958 [The British Columbia Official Centennial Record 1858-1958: A Century of Progress (Evergreen Press Ltd., 1957, p.63)]. Derby was the third to last stop on the brigade; the group continued on to New Westminster on July 1 and finished in Vancouver on July 2, 1958.
Ten men are in the foreground, dressed in pants; many are bare chested with open button-down shirts. They are wearing headbands with one or two feathers (eagle?) protruding from the back. Six men are standing; four are crouching in front of them on the ground. There is a brown dog in the foreground on the left side. In the background on the right is another man crouching and two women wearing dresses. In the background on the left, there is a group of people close to the river bank. stɑl̓əw̓/stó:lō (Fraser River) is behind them.