Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  

 

 

SILVER WILLOW SPORTING CLUB

 

www.silverwillow.ca

  

                           403-337-2490 

 

                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
 
October 2016
Newsletter
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
  


FALL HOURS
Wednesday & Thursday 
9:00 am till dusk.
Friday to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
 
CLOSED on Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th.
  
Please call ahead to make your reservation  
403.337.2490 
or Members can book online - email info@silverwillow.ca to have your account set up.
Shoot Results
Annual Buster Day True Pair - October 17th 


Buster Day owned the land that Silver Willow is located on, he was Don's father, an avid hunter and clay shooter. 

We had a great day here at Silver Willow for our  14th Annual Buster Day Shoot. Perfect weather, wonderful pork chops for lunch, a good time was had by all. 
 
Our GOLD MEDAL HIGH OVERALL WINNER was Jason DeJong with a score of 182.  Along side Jason is his wife  Isabel who won bronze in both "D" Class and "Ladies" class. Our congratulations go out to both of them and all our winners. Thank you for joining us!



Owner Don Day, Jason and Isabele DeJong



Ladies Learn to Shoot - Sept. 25th

This was once again a sold out event, with 44 ladies who came out to experience the fun and excitement of shooting Sporting Clays at our semi annual Ladies Learn to Shoot. It was an all day affair starting with breakfast, safety orientation, shooting on the green course & a lovely buffet lunch. Following the morning activities the ladies were invited to participate in wine tasting and a little early Christmas shopping at our Trade Show, which featured a variety of local vendors. Coyote Design from Sundre, Holyberry soaps from Carstairs, DoTerra Essential Oils representative Donna from Airdrie, and Bartier Brother Wines from Oliver BC.   
 
 
   

First Annual Annie Oakley Ladies Shoot - Sept 25th 
 
This was the first ever Ladies Fun Shoot held at Silver Willow. The group of competitive lady shooters, all enjoyed the challenge of our Blue Course with Ann Neil shooting the high score of the day. Thank you to all the participants, it was wonderful to have the new lady shooters meet the competitive shooters and hear Ann share her shooting story! It was a fantastic day that featured Ghirardelli Chocolate from San Francisco, for the prizes. The afternoon featured all sorts of exciting door prizes. The "grand" door prize was a free private lesson with Luther Cutts, it was won by our youngest shooter of the day, Paige.

Congratulations Ann !! 
 




Upcoming Events
Shoot Calendar
 
October 8 - Fall Turkey Shoot - Sporting Clays - 100 (NSCA) 
                     Register Online with Winscore


Dec 3 - Winter Classic - 100 ( R)

R - CNSCA registered targets
NR - non registered fun shoot
NSCA - National Sporting Clays Association- registered


  
Canadian Firearms Safety Courses
  
Non-Restricted Course  
  
Saturday, October 22nd - registration deadline - October 19th
 
Start time 9:00 AM, completion about 6:00 PM - $195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
  
Restricted Course 
 
Sunday, October 23rd - registration deadline - October 19th
 
Start time 9:00 AM, completion about 1:00 PM - $150.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water.

OR register for both courses at  $295.00 + GST 
  
Register quickly and easily online - click here  Canadian Firearms Safety Course 

November dates are the 12 and 13th 
  
  
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instinct Catalyst 
The Gun for Women  
 
The Italian tradition and craftsmanship of the Franchi Instinct series, fully re-imagined in an innovative, affordable, 12-ga. over & under built specifically for women. Like its sister, the Affinity Catalyst, our Instinct Catalyst's stock has been redesigned with a drop, cast, pitch, length-of-pull and grip length that better aligns with a woman's body. Red, fiber-optic front sights put eyes on target quickly and confidently, with a classic, A-Grade satin walnut finish that just looks right, as well. Much more than just a shorter stock dressed in pink, this is a shotgun that immediately feels right in the hands and on the shoulder of today's female shooters.

Choose Day & Co.
 for all your shotgun and shooting accessory needs
  
 If there is a type or style of shotgun you're interested in
call Josh or Don at 403-337-2490  or email them at
 josh@silverwillow.ca or don@silverwillow.ca.
  
Instructor Feature 

  
 
Bob Ferguson
 
Bob started shooting when he was about twelve years old with his father and grandfather.

In his early adulthood he pursued other outdoor activities until about 12 years ago when he discovered Sporting Clays. Bob shot regularly and competed before he took the the NSCA instructor's course and has been instructing for the past eight years.

Bob has now shot competitively for a number of years at the Master class level. However, instructing for Bob has been his highlight. He finds it very satisfying to see the excitement in people when they hit their first target.
If you would like to book a lesson, you can read below and follow the links to book a private lesson. 
 
Book an Instructor
  
Want to improve your score or just learning the sport? 
 
Private and semi private lessons are available at $100.00 per hour for one person or $110 per hour for two people. Gun rental, ammo and clays are extra. A minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson is recommended. Check out our website page under education then instruction, for all the details.
 
To book a lesson online, simply click here:  Book an instructor

Silver Willow is very proud to offer Canada's largest roster of NSCA Instructors


Corporate Team Building or Private Events  

Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get  
everyone together.   
  
Whether it is family and friends,  
staff team building, or giving back to your clients.    
  
Check out our extensive "Book Your Event" page on the website and pick the Group Package Option that's perfect for your group!
 
   
Contact Gene today to book your event
or for details
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Phone availability - Wednesday - Friday, and Sundays
from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 
Membership Changes @ Silver Willow


Offering the best possible customer service is critically important to us here at Silver Willow. To that end, starting as early as 2017 we will begin limiting the number of memberships sold and a wait list will be created once that maximum is reached. Access to Silver Willow will only to be available to members and their guests at that point. Insuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.  

If  you  haven't renewed your Silver Willow membership yet, no problem, renew today quickly and easily online and avoid missing any of your membership benefits.  
 
 
New Memberships and Renewals will be pro - rated to March 1, 2017. 

***If you've been thinking about a membership this is a great time to enjoy the privileges of membership at the pro-rated price of $94.50 for Oct to March. It's a one time offer and only going to happen for this fall, so join in and get a great deal!!
 
Going forward all memberships will renew automatically on March 1 each year. Members are asked to fill out the new auto renewal charge form available at the clubhouse. Please contact us if you would like to receive it by email.  
  
New memberships must be purchased in person at Silver Willow. 
  
Members can now make their own online reservations two weeks in advance! If you're a current member please email info@silverwillow.ca to create your password.  
 
PLEASE note - avoid making online reservations and not showing up for them. Be courteous to other members who also want to book - call us to cancel. The online reservation privilege can be revoked.
  

 
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- Ferris Beuller


  
  
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