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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1906

Socials and Entertaiments

page 36

Socials and Entertaiments

Two men and a woman dressed in formal attire

TThe social side of College life has been by no means neglected this term. There have been two visiting football teams to whom some attention had to be shown, the Christian Union held several social gatherings, and there has been the usual number of dances.

Hockey and football Dance.

From the delightful freedom of the football field to the gentle amenities of the ballroom is a big step, but it was taken with a light heart by the rivai teams on the evening after the V.C. v. Canterbury College match. Nice little speeches were even made by the respective captains, in which they all but admitted that a dance was in most cases more enjoyable than a football match. We wonder if that is because in the latter the ladies are mere spectators. This dance, at any rate, was a great success. The usual games were set out in the Common-Room. The supper arrangements far excelled those of the Carnival, ana those who cared neither for dance nor play found solace in the airy creampuff, the inconsistent jelly and the invalided claret cup. Unfortunately our visitors had to leave before 11 o'clock to catch their boat, and 12 o'clock heard the last chords of the music die away. Cripples in various stages of decrepitude wandered harmlessly about during the evening, and occasionally succeeded in page 37 persuading one or other young lady as to the necessity of "sitting out" when one has a sprained finger. Three well-merited cheers for the chaperones brought the dance to a conclusion.

College Dance.

The Sydney Street Schoolroom was no longer considered large enough to accommodate the crowds that yearly throng to this our dance of the season. At first there had been some wild suggestions made by some of the more enthusiastic members of the Students' Ass. committee, that the large Town Had should be taken and one guinea charged for admission, but the longheaded business men prevailed, and a credit balance is the result. The Concert Chamber gave every satisfaction, and the Council Chamber was especially well adapted for temporary non-dancers. Thanks are due to the ladies who kindly consented to act as chaperones and to the professors for postponing their lectures so willingly. One flashlight photo was taken during the evening, though to judge by the attendant smoke and smell and general fuss, there might have been a dozen. R. St. J. Beere was secretary, and he and F. A. de la Mare acted as M's. C.

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