The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1908
The large Town Hall proved none too spacious for the hundred and ninety couples present at the V.C. Fourth Annual Ball. The hall was canopied with green and gold butter cloth (it may have been mousseline de soie or crepe de chine or something else with an aristocratic name, but it looked like butter cloth) hanging from one of the electroliers, and the recesses under the galleries were converted into sitting rooms, while the end of the hall opposite the stage had been made a miniature plantation. The supper was laid in the smaller hall where accommodation was at a premium within a very few minutes from the conclusion of the supper dance. The tables in this hall were decorated with wattle. The Spike must extend its sincerest sympathies to those who were not present at the ball.