The attached photos are from the collection of a member of the Haslett family and are published with their kind permission.
One of the photos contains a pennant with the words: "North Bay, 7th N. Ontario Hamfest, July 1, 1954." According to this account by Gil Frederick VE4AG the hamfest began in Kirkland Lake in 1947, then moved to Sudbury, and then to North Bay. The Northern Ontario Hamfest still exists to the present day, sponsored by the Sudbury ARC.
Sure looks like the gang and their families had some fun.
Initially started as a special interest group of the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club, a group of Retired hams decided to get together once a week to discuss items of interest, query others about their challenges, and speak of their accomplishments. They meet every week at the Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care (formerly Toronto Legion Village).