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
 

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March  2016
Newsletter
 
 Hours of Operation
Both the Blue and Green Courses await you !
 
              
Winter Hours  
 
Thursday to Sunday -  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Easter Weekend hours March 25 - 27;
Open Good Friday, Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Easter Sunday
    
 
  
Please call ahead to book your reservation
                    403.337.2490 


  
Shoot Results
Emily presents Kevin Cole with a sweet Winner's prize !
Valentine Shoot 
February 13th  
Silver Willow hosted 65 competitors for this annual event.
Fantastic warm weather, and our famous BBQ burger meal topped off a awesome day! It was so amazing to see people sitting outside enjoying their lunch and lounging after the shoot. Thanks to all the participants who made it such a great event.

Congratulations to;
Kevin Cole on winning his 1st High-Over-All with a  184 / 200


Membership Changes @ Silver Willow

CHANGE is in the wind....

Offering the best possible customer service is critically important to us here at Silver Willow. To that end, starting in 2017 we will begin limiting the number of memberships sold and a
waiting 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. More details will be available as the year progresses. Insuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.

Review of currant Membership policies;  
  • Membership is valid for one full year from the date of purchase.
  • Your membership clay card and all remaining clays will expire 1 month after your membership expires.
  • Annual renewals start from the date of your expiry date. If you choose to renew your membership from a later date, and there are clays that remain on your card, you have the option to forfeit the expired clays or redeem them at the currant redemption exchange rate.
  • Please advise us immediately of any email address change
  • Only members can purchase member clays or shells at the membership rate.
  • Membership is available to those over the age of 18 and who posses a valid PAL
  • Membership discounts cannot be used for corporate or special events
  • We will make every effort to send out expiration notifications, now it will be easy to renew online.
Membership Renewal ;  
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.  
 
 
Members can book your own reservations easily online-  Members can book their own online reservations two weeks in advance! If you're a current member please email josh@silverwillow.ca for details and a password.
 
Upcoming Events
     
  
2016 Shoot Calendar
 
March 5 - Spring Opener - 200 ( R) $195.00 ( half price for ladies and juniors)
Register here CNSCA website

April 2 - Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 ( NR)
April 10 - Junior Learn To Shoot - 50 ( NR)  
April 16 - Silver Willow Classic - 200 ( R) 
April 30 - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 ( NR) 
May 7 - Shoot For The Cure - 75 ( NR) 
May 14 - Browning Blast - 200 ( NSCA)  
May 15 - Beretta Cup - 150 (NSCA) 
May 29 - Ladies Learn To Shoot - 50 ( NR) 
June 4 - Two Man Team Shoot- Ducks Unlimited - 200 ( NR) 
July 7 - 10 - Stampede Grand - 300 ( NSCA) 
Sept 10 - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR) 
Sept 17 - Buster Day True Pair - 200 ( R) 
Sept 25 - Ladies Learn To Shoot - 50 ( NR) 
October 8 - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays - 100 ( NSCA)
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  
 
The next
Non-Restricted Course
  April 30th 
Restricted is offered on
May 1st
book early, there is limited space  
for these classes 
     
Start time 9:00 AM, completion about 5:00 PM - $195.00 + GST, includes lunch
Coffee, tea and water provided
 
Restricted starts on Sunday at 
8:30 am completes about 1:00 pm 
( no lunch provided)
 $150.00 + GST 
Both Courses $295.00 + GST 


Please use our online registration - click here  Canadian Firearms Safety Course

or call 403-337-2490 for more details.  
 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 
SAVE 30 % 
on all in-store FILSON products!!
 
Check out this classic soy wax shooting jacket (pictured) and many other quality Filson products, all with their famous 100% money back guarantee!!

EVOLUTION Shooting Glasses are now here ! These are very user friendly and priced right. Simply change out the arms and you will see the whole world
i n a bright, new color!!  
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.
  
Survey
In an ongoing effort to keep our attention clearly focused on customer satisfaction, we have created a short 7 question survey to hear from you how well we are doing.

Please click here to fill it out. Silver Willow Survey

Thank you for your input and feedback.
Book a Private Shooting Lesson
Luther Cutts - Level 2 NSCA 
 Instructor with a client.
  
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 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 both male and female NSCA certified Instructors.
 
Education Moment - What is a proper gun fit ?

Shooting a shotgun effectively is the culmination of two important conditions - first, the shooter must see the target clearly, and second, the barrel of the shotgun must align properly with the shooter's vision.  This will ensure that the shot will hit where the shooter is looking.  A well-fitting shotgun mounts quickly and easily, is comfortable to shoot, and allows the shooter to see the target clearly. The shooter may also notice less recoil and less fatigue.   

There are several factors relevant to a properly fitted shotgun.  The shooter's style of shooting, length of pull, drop at the comb, drop at the heel, cast,  pitch, toe in/out, grip radius, trigger position and trigger shape are all important considerations in fitting a gun. Temporary adjustments can be made with tape, recoil pad spacers and fibreglass. When a permanent solution is required, a professional can create a custom stock from wood or fibreglass.

If you would like a free cursory assessment of how your gun fits, please contact Silver Willow and arrange to see either Don or Josh .  If you would prefer a more detailed analysis, a 90-minute session can be arranged with one of our experienced gun fitters for a fee of $125.

Silver Willow is excited to now offer a gun fitting service. Call for more information. 403-337-2490

Thank you to Luther Cutts for this article.  
 

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!

2016 dates will fill up fast, call early to discuss your preferred dates.
  
Contact our Events Manager , Gene
to
book your event or for details
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Phone: 587-834-2490
Phone availability - Wednesday - Friday, and Sundays
from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
 

     

 

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than in growing with them"
 
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