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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January  2016
Newsletter
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
              
Hours for January
 
Open only on Saturdays and Sundays   in January  -  9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  
Please call ahead to book your reservation 403.337.2490 


  
Shoot Results
Gwen congratulating Cory on his HOA win. The toy wasn't really what he won, but one of the donations. LOL
Winter Classic Shoot - Dec 3rd

With great warm weather, this the last shoot of 2015, drew in 74 competitors from all over Alberta and BC. We also had a record number of 10 female competitors ! 
The High Over All winner was Corey McConnel with a 91/100, pictured on the right with owner Gwen Day.

Thank you to all the participants who came out and helped finish of this years 17th competition with such a bang !

Silver Willow's annual Christmas toy drive was the best ever ! More then 500 toys were donated with an estimate of $8,000.00 value and $800.00 in cash. The toys all went to the local Lions Club Christmas food hampers and the Cremona area, Santas Anonymous organizations. The $800.00 cash was give to the Carstairs Youth Drop In Center, for their annual Christmas party gifts.


HOA winner Corey McConnel ( second from the left)
 and his squad at the Winter Classic

Upcoming Events
     
 
2016 Shoot  Calendar
 
January 23 - Pump Gun Shoot - 140 ( NR) 
February 13 - Valentines Shoot - 200 (R)
March 5 - Spring Opener - 200 ( R) 
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

Non-Restricted - January  30 
Restricted - January 31
  
 
  Non-Restricted - Start time 9:00 AM, completion about 5:00 PM - $195.00 + GST, includes lunch
      Restricted - Start Time 9:00 am until about 1:00 pm.  - $150.00 + GST, doesn't include lunch
Both Courses
- $295.00 + GST
                                                  Coffee, tea and water provided

Please use our online registration - click here  Canadian Firearms Safety Course
or call 403-337-2490 for more details.  
 
NEXT COURSE DATE
Feb 27 & 28 
NEW in 2016

Silver Willow is considering a couple new events this year.

1.  A "Shoot with the Pro's" events. We would invite some of Alberta's top shooters and instructors to participate in a casual shooting evening about once a month. Working on a RSVP basis, the evenings would include food and shooting for those who wish to simply shoot along side some of Canada's best. We would like to use this event as a fundraiser for an outreach program in 2017. The outreach program will see staff, family and friends of SW travel to Guatemala to serve in a Mayan village. Watch for more details, and please feel free to give us your suggestions / feedback.

2. A Couples League night is another idea being considered. If your interested in such an evening event each week, please contact us and we will gauge the interest in order to assess how to proceed.

Fairwell
Doug Harvey passed away on Dec 27th 2015. Doug was a passionate shotgun shooting enthusiast all his life. Once he took up sporting clays, he was hooked. He volunteered on the Alberta Sporting Clays Association for 11 years in several positions including secretary, statistics and president. Doug helped form the Canadian Sporting Clays association in 2010.  Doug and his wife Beth enjoyed many years of traveling to shoots across Canada and the US as well as several international shoots. They loved the time spent socializing and shooting with their "sporting clays family". At his Celebration of Life last Wednesday, it was shared that his baseball coach taught him a key lesson that he carried with him all his life...."plan, work hard, focus and win!" A sentiment that Doug no doubt shared with his grandson Dexter (pictured on the right). Spending time with Dexter shooting, ever since he was very young, here at Silver Willow was a highlight in Doug's later years. Doug was a well loved coach to a couple of today's Alberta top young sporting clays shooters including Eric Alexander and Hunter Brewster. The sporting clays family, will miss such dedicated volunteer and top competitor.  

The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 
At the end of January watch for Silver Willow to feature their "Shot Show" 
 special shotguns and product!!

 
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.
  
Membership @ the Willow

DID YOU KNOW?
 
Membership at Silver Willow has many benefits which include:
  1. 1. Access to 68 automatic Promatic clay target throwers, 25 acres of land, 2 full walk around courses, 24 Stations in total and a 5 stand layout (the Duck Pond). The Day and Co Shotgun Store, and Gun Brothers Cafe
2. Discounts on clay targets - Members save a maximum of 32.00/100 clays. Once you shoot 780 clays in a year, your membership is paid for by the savings

3. Members save $7.00 per golf cart rentals
 

4. Members Only events and sales 

     

5. Members can bring up to 4 people with them under their membership
       
6. NEW in 2016 Members save up to $5.00 per case of shotgun shells

7. NEW in 2016 Members can book their own online reservations for up to two weeks in advance! If your a current member please email josh@silverwillow.ca if your interested in being set up for this booking convenience.  




Book a Private Shooting Lesson
Denean Tomlin - 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.

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,
Josh and Don Day BBQing up some
 of SW's famous Rib Eye steaks.
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 is dates will fill up fast, call early to discuss your preferred dates.
  
Contact our Events Manager 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.

Guiding opportunity for Private and Corporate Events.
If you're a Silver Willow member who has a passion for the sport and some time to share that passion with  private or corporate participants, please have a chat with Don Day next time your out to the club.
 

     

 

" Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others" Marianne Williamson 

 

May your 2016 be truly successful !   



        
  
   

        

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