They say it truly takes a village to raise a child, and here at Reno Celtic, the Celebration is our child. We heard from our friends this week at the Scottish American Military Society clued us in to two upcoming events for them. Here they are, to celebration Tartan Day coming up April 6:
Many of us have spent a lot of time reading and knowing the history of the clans in Scotland and the uprising in 1745. I’ve been to Culloden and it’s sobering. Read this awesome article from the Scotsman, where they detail some of the history and talk about the clans being welcomed back into the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle for the first time since the uprising. Awesome.
Tickets can be purchased on their website at:
The dinner and program featuring traditional Robert Burns ceremonies, toasts to the lads and lasses, presentation of the haggis, a Burns recitation, a toast to Burns by Whisky Master Dr. Tom Turner, and presentation of the 2016 “Scot of the Year” Special Featured Entertainment Includes The Fire (Piper David Brewer & Scottish Fiddler Rebecca Lomnicky) Sierra Highlanders Pipe Band
Seats are Limited No refunds after January 9, 2016 Reservation Deadline: January 16, 2016 All tickets will be picked up at the door. Tables seat 8-10 people. Group reservations for a table of 8 or 10 must be received in one envelope with full payment, all meal requests noted and the name of the individual the reservation is made under. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or leave a message at 775-345-3435.
The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino has reserved a block of rooms for attendees to our Robert Burns Celebration on January 23, 2016. In addition, the Grand Sierra is offering an identical rate for Friday, January 22, and a reduced rate for Sunday January 24, for those of you who might like to make a weekend of it – Skiing at nearby Mt Rose, gambling in the casino, take in a show, or just relax before or after Robert Burns Celebration. Follow the instructions below to reserve your room(s).
Room Rate – Single and Double – $79.00 (Sun $55.00) plus 13% tax, $15 Resort Fee & $2 Tourism Fee – upgrade to a mini suite in the Summit Tower for $99.00 (Sun $75.00). Additional Adult charge is $25, maximum of 4 guests per room. Check-in time is 3:00pm; Check-out time is 11:00am.
Reservation procedure – Call 1-800-648-5080 and identify your affiliation with “NSSC 2016 Burns Celebration.” Cut-off date – Wednesday, December 23, 2015. Reservations after this date will be based on availability and prevailing rates.
Deposit – A credit card is required when you make your reservation to guarantee the first night’s room and tax. Room, tax and incidentals to be paid by individual.
Our own Jim Laughton, contributed the article below, which originally appeared in the January/February 2010 issue of “The Highlander“: