Montreal Gazette, 23 May 1877, page 3
THE TWENTY-FOURTH OF MAY
The Queen, God Bless Her- What to do, where to go, and how to celebrate on Her Birthday – in the city and out of the city
With the sweep of time the Queen’s Birthday comes again and will be, as it has always been, welcomed right loyally throughout the Dominion, but in no place with more spontaneity than in our own city. The Mayor has issued the proclamation for a general holiday, and the question now on the tongue of everyone is, “where to go on the 24th?” Below we give a few of the principal events.
Grand Lacrosse Match at 3pm, between the Montreal Club and Indians, at which the Band of the Victoria Rifles will attend.
Academy of Musicat 2:30, and evening performance at 8.
St George’s Concert at the Rink at 8pm.
Sig Hazazer’s Assembly. Closing party of the season.
Volunteer Review in the forenoon at Fletcher’s Field, on the Mountain slope.,
The Island Park ferry boat will ply all day, leaving Island Wharf every half hour.
On the Grand Trunk Railway to St Hilaire, leaving Bonaventure Station at 8am, and returning at a seasonable hour in the evening. Passes will be issued on the Grand Trunk Railway on the 24th good for the next day at one fare, and good until the 28th at one fare and a third.
On the South Eastern, tickets good for the 23rd, 24th and 25th inclusive, will be sold at one fare to Memphremagog, and a steam yacht conveys parties from Newport to any point on the Lake.
The steamer Prince of Wales leaves Lachine for Carillon and intermediate landings on the arrival of the 7 am train which leaves Bonaventure Depot, returning in time for the evening train.
Excursion of the Natural History Society to Oka.
Grand excursion to St Jerome,leaving Hochelaga at 8:50am; returning, leave St Jerome at 6pm.
Trotting races at Laprairie, the steamer making three trips during the day.
Excursion to Cornwall on the Grand Trunk Railway; tickets good for two days $1, the band of the Sixth Fusiliers to be present.
Grand excursion to Caughnawaga as per advertisement.