Montreal Daily Star, 1 November 1900, page 12
THE RECEPTION TONIGHT
A Large number of invitations have been issued- the unveiling of the Statue of Her Majesty
The reception at the Royal Victoria College this evening by Lord Strathcona promises to be one of the largest and most brilliant affairs of its kind that Montrealhas seen for a long time. Over one thousand invitations have been issued, and the attendance will be very large. His Excellency the Governor-General and Lady Minto, will arrive in the city this afternoon, and will be present at the function.
The invitations are issued for nine o’clock. Lord Strathcona will receive in the large drawing room. A concert programme of vocal and instrumental music will be rendered in the Assembly Hall. There will be dancing in the Gymnasium Hall, and light refreshments will be served during the evening in the Dining Hall.
It is expected that during the evening His Excellency, the Governor-General, will unveil the statue of the Queen, which graces the entrance to the building. For this purpose a large number of lights have been installed outside to illuminate the broad staircase leading to the main entrance, where the statue stands. There will be no unveiling ceremony at all, as Lord Strathcona does not wish to have any public function over the matter. The cloth will be removed by the Governor-General without any ceremony whatever.