Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                            Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
April 2017
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation

Summer Hours begin April 5th

Wednesday & Thursday  9:00 am to 8:00 pm  
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Blue Course will re-open for the summer April 5th !!

Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 

We encourage Members to book online; you can book up to two weeks in advance.

Annual Membership Renewal Information

M embership  gives you the "Best Bang for your Buck"!
Memberships are still available for 2017 @ $295.00.   Complete an automatic renewal form and never worry about missing your renewal again.   
If your Membership has expired (as of March 1st) and you missed your one month grace period to use up your clays, you can still use your clays by converting them to "Non-member clays". The cost is 43 cents per clay.  Once you have converted your clays you can use them up at your leisure OR renew your membership and your clays will simply transfer to your new membership clay card at no cost. 
Offering you the best possible customer service is critically important to us here at Silver Willow. To that end, we are moving towards limiting memberships starting as early as this year and a "wait list" will be created once that maximum is reached. Access to Silver Willow will then be limited to members and their guests only. The exception to this rule will be those who hire a guide or instructor, corporate events who have guides and shooters registered in competitions.  Ensuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.
Starting in April, Non Members wishing to join (not renewing members from 2016) will be required to make application for membership. Applications will be reviewed for acceptance on a bi-monthly basis. 
Apply today!

Shoot Results
Spring Opener 200 Shoot
HOA Winner Kevin Cole
Our 2017 Spring Opener, scheduled for March 11 was a real challenge this year with temperatures dropping to minus 23!! That's just too chilly for even the most committed participant. The shoot was rescheduled for a week later on March 18th when the weather warmed to a pleasant +15 degrees. Oh, what a difference a week makes! We had a great turn out of competitors and a good time was had by all. 
High Overall Winner
was Kevin Cole with a score of 176 out of 200.  

Great Shooting Kevin ! 

Thanks to everyone who participated.

Upcoming Events
Annual Lorne Howes Fundraiser - Fun Shoot - April 1st
Silver Willow 200 (NSCA) - April 22

2017 Shoot Calendar 

April 29th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR)
Please Register email Jim Anderson
May 6th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR)  
May 21st - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR) - $95 ( see registration link below) 
May 27/28 - Federal 400 - 400 (CNSCA) - $390
June 3rd - Two Man Team Shoot- Ducks Unlimited - 200 (NR) - $220
June 4 - Junior Learn to Shoot - 50 (N/R) FREE
June 17- Delta Fun Shoot 
July 6- 9 - Browning Super Sport - Stampede Grand - 300 (NSCA)  - $295
Sept 9 - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR) 
Sept 16th - Buster Day True Pair - 200 (NSCA) - $200
Sept 24th - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR) - $95
October 7th - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays - 100 (NR) - $110 
Dec 9 - Winter Classic - 100 (CNSCA) - $110

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

Feature Article - Expectations for your Sporting Clay Lesson

by Luther Cutts

The demand for instructors in the shotgun sports is constantly increasing.  It would appear that more and more people are recognizing the benefits of learning in a structured environment, and thereby advancing their shotgun skill sets faster and more efficiently.
Silver Willow is committed to the client getting the best value for their instructional dollar, and they ask several questions during the booking process to ensure the client is placed with the most suitable Instructor.  This is best determined by the client understanding what their expectations are - that is to say that the novice shooter who has done very little or no shooting will have different expectations when compared to the shooter who has been hunting birds for the past 30 years and now wants to learn a bit about shooting clay targets. 

 Click Here to Continue Reading 

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, May 13  - registration deadline - Wednesday, May 10
Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm ( approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
Restricted Course 
Sunday, May 14  - registration deadline - Wednesday, May 10
Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 - 2:30pm (approximately)
 $150.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water. Bring a bag lunch along

OR register for both courses at  $295.00 + GST 
Register quickly and easily online - click here  Canadian Firearms Safety Course 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

 All Cleaning Supplies are 15% OFF

4 Reasons Why Cleaning and Maintaining Your Shotgun Is Important!

  1.) Longevity - Simple maintenance and cleaning can make sure   
       your gun will last for generations.
  2.) Cleaning and maintaining your gun will help you learn about
        how the gun works. You'll learn how the parts interact with
        each other. 

  3.) Learn to Lubricate Your Gun. More lubrication is not always a
       good thing when you're maintaining your gun. When the
       moving parts of your gun have too much lubrication there will
       be some issues such as excess dirt build up.

 4.) Safety and Reliability - After you've used your shotgun , you should always clean        it so it's ready to function perfectly the next time. 

Steps to Cleaning;

A. Make sure the firearm is unloaded; disassemble to clean the different parts of the gun.
B. Clean the inside of the barrel with a bore snake or cleaning rod and gun solvent, Crud Buster works really well. 
C. Wipe the outside of the barrel with a light oil, we recommend G96.
D. Lube or grease. G96 Gun Treatment works well for areas where that is required
 ( this will depend on the type of shotgun you are cleaning ) 
E. Use a light oil on the barrel and receiver which will help prevent rusting, with the G96 Gun treatment

Reassemble your gun and make a booking to shoot at Silver Willow ! 

Experience "OVER THE TOP" service at our Gun Counter !! 
Did you know that at Day and Co, when you buy a gun, we give you all the maintenance information about your specific gun to insure you have the longest lasting, well functioning shotgun. 
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 or
Ladies Learn to Shoot - Sunday, May 21
Instructor Jack, with his team of ladies in 2016
Our Annual Ladies Learn to Shoot is coming up again in May. 

There are only 40 spots available and they fill up very quickly! 
Your $95.00 registration fee includes a light breakfast at 8:30 am, safety instruction session at 9:00 am, shooting on the green course from 10:00 - 12:00 plus shells, clays and the use of a shotgun. 

One instructor per group of 4 ladies. Lunch and door prizes after. You can bring your own shotgun if you'd like, but it's not required. 
If you're coming with friends who you'd like to shoot with please indicate on you registration form. Groups are limited to 4 ladies per team.  Call 403.337.2490 for more information. 

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 under Education then click 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.   

Corporate Video
Corporate Video
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
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Wednesday - Friday and Sundays
from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
NSCA Level 1 Instructors Course

The next NSCA  Level One Instructor course will be held at Silver Willow Sporting Club on Friday, September 29, Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1.  Training will be facilitated by Don Currie, Chief Instructor for the USA NSCA  together with our resident instructor Luther Cutts.  The course will cover fundamentals of firearm safety and how to get new shooters to hit targets.
If you are interested in obtaining this certification, or you would like to know more about it, please follow this link or contact Luther at


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Do That Every Morning And 
You'll Start To See A Big difference In Your Life

                                                          Yoko Ono

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