Programme of Events
Friday - 15 June 2018
Meet & Greet
A hospitality suite will be available from noon till midnight, where we can get acquainted or reacquainted as
the case may be.
The opening ceremonies for the Highland Games also start in the afternoon.
Saturday - 16 June 2018
The Highland Games will be in full swing, featuring the heavy athletic, Scottish cultural events, highland dancing,
haggis eating, sheep herding dog competition, and participation in the parade of Clans & Tartans. There will be many
food vendors catering for both Scottish and American tastebuds.
More information to come for those wishing to participate in the games.
A group photo will be organised for the evening, where we will also enjoy a Ceilidh evening with dinner & dancing.
We will have a suite for those that find the music too loud that will be more conducive to conversation.
Sunday - 17 June 2018
5th Merrilees International Golf Tournament
The tournament will be held at the Salt Creek Golf Course, Itasca, Illinois. Transportation to & from the golf
course will be provided for the short 2 mile trip from the hotel.
The tournament is open to all family members of all ability levels. And a handicap system will be employed so that
everyone playing has a chance to win.
Play will begin at 7:00am, and will consist of 9 holes so golfers can also attend the group trip to Chicago
leaving later in the morning.
Fees are $30 inclusive of cart which is required.
The winner receives custody of the Bob Merrilees Claret Jug until the next tournament.
If you are interested to play, please contact
Later in the morning will be a group trip into Chicago.
BBQ at Mike & Bunny's
A barbeque will be hosted at the home of Mike & Bunny Mirrilees, followed by games and a bonfire!
We want this to be an event you will attend. If you have any suggestions for what could be included in
itinerary please email us directly. Please share these details with your family.