1925: BC pioneers banquet

Chinook was there!

NS of BC
The cartoon accompanying the article

Past Glimpsed as B.C. Native Sons Banquet Pioneers

Tributes Are Paid by “Marks of Appreciation.”

Happy Toasts — Some Make Reply in Chinook.

— from the Vancouver (BC) Province, Sat, May 9, 1925

The page image available to me doesn’t resolve terribly well beyond the headline level, but I can see that “Mr. M. Wales of Langford, who came to British Columbia in 1852 [?], briefly expressed his pleasure at being present, opening his remarks in Chinook.”

That’s a very early Settler indeed, for BC. Judging from the date (if I’m reading it right), I’d think he either came to Fort Victoria or was employed in a BC interior fur fort.

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