Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                            Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
October 2017
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday  9:00 am till dusk
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 9th

Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 

We encourage Members to reserve online anytime! You can book up to two weeks in advance.
Note Worthy News
                   Come out and try the New Skeet Field!!

The skeet field has been open for a month, both Members and Non-members are enjoying the addition to Silver Willow. This first class Skeet Field helps round out what Silver Willow has to offer our clientele: two Sporting Clays fields, a Five Stand called "The Duck Pond" and now, the Skeet field.

It is located between station 8 and 9 on the Green Course and now available for your enjoyment.
Great Grand Opening Prices 
Members shoot for $ 7.00 per round of 25
Non Member shoot for $ 12.00 per round of 25 

Calgary Oilmen's Invitational - Sept 9th 150 (NR)
 HOA winner was Clint Lariviere (on the left)
The Calgary Oilmen's Shoot is a Semi - Annual event, held in April and September. The Oilmen's Invitational is a shoot that is extended to those shooters who have a work affiliation to the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry.  The weather was great and we had a good turn out and fun was had by all. 
The September's winner was Clint  Lariviere.

Buster Day True Pair - Sept 16  200 (NSCA)
Wayne Norton and Josh 

This shoot is dedicated to Buster Day. Buster, was an avid hunter and clay shooter. Buster owned the land that Silver Willow is located on, and he was Don's Dad and Josh's Grandpa.

 If you haven't noticed it before, there is a memorial plaque which is located between the green course station 10 and the duck pond.

We are always  happy to see how many shooters come out every year in honor of Buster.

Our Gold Medal High Overall Winner of the Buster Day shoot was Wayne Norton.  Our congratulations goes out to Wayne. 

Thank you for joining us! 
No Whining, No Crying Shoot - Sept 17th 140 ( NR)
Josh with Hunter Brewster 
This is the first year that SW offered this unique 140 target shoot, designed to challenge even the most seasoned shooter!!  The Blue course was set for the most challenging shots possible with great variety. 

Everyone loved the new course setting and there was no tears, just big smiles. Very humbling but all the shooters want Josh to set another one like this next year. T he winner was Hunter Brewster with a HOA of 70/140.

Ladies Learn to Shoot - Sept 24, 2017
This was a wonderful sold out event once again this year. We had ladies who came out to experience the fun and excitement of shooting Sporting Clays for the very first time and also ladies who had such a good time at our spring event that they returned for our fall - 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. The afternoon featured all sorts of exciting door prizes. The "grand" door prize was a free private lesson with Luther Cutts. Following the morning activities the ladies were invited to participate in a little wine tasting from Bartier Brother Wines from Oliver BC while they enjoyed guest speakers Pat White and Denean Tomlin share about their shooting journey.

Staff Feature 
Farewell to Maija 

This is h ow we do a "send off" party for our long time hard working, faithful employee Maija.  We shoot with her at the  Duck Pond, of course !  She is  so well loved by our clients that they too wanted to come to the party, bring gifts, and  shoot with her.  Maija started at Silver Willow 5 years ago when she was in high school. From there she became our full time outdoor grounds maintenance person. She has ful filled  that role for the last 4 years. There is nothing this girl can't do, build stands, mechanical repairs, the roof on the cookhouse, wooden walkways, stain.  No matter what the weather, Maija is out there tough as nails. She sure has left her mark on Silver Willow! She has been like one of our own, we are proud of her and this new adventure she's taken on. Maija is off to further her education in the big city and man will we miss her! 
God Bless you Maija and guide your every step!

Our New Staff, Jessica and Amy      
Amy (on the left) and Jessica (on the right)

Welcome Jessica
Jessica started working for Silver Willow way back in February. She completed some behind the scenes projects for the club, some of you might have met her then.

In July Jessica, returned to Silver Willow in a part time capacity to assist Gene with Corporate and Group Events.  When Pat broke her ankle at the end of July, Jessica willing moved into the client reception position. Jessica has already demonstrated her flexibility and commitment to many of the positions here at Silver Willow.  No matter what the task Jessica takes it on with a beautiful smile, great attitude and happy demeanor.

What Jessica like best about working at Silver Willow are the clients. Everyone one is always HAPPY to be at Silver Willow. Makes for a very pleasant place to work when the clients are excited about their experience.

Jessica has not yet settled on a "Bucket List" she still needs time to ponder what she would like to do & see in her future.   

Welcome Amy 

Meet Amy , she's a local lady who has just joined our SW team in Client Reception.  You'll enjoy her enthusiasm and willingness to learn all aspects about Silver Willow.

Amy loves nature and in her spare time she really enjoys taking pictures of the outdoors & enjoys painting. 

The best thing about working at Silver Willow are the people by far, both the staff and the clientele alike. She also really enjoys the natural setting that Silver Willow offers. It is so beautiful and serine. It is a little bit of paradise not far from the Big City.

"Bucket List" 
Amy would like to travel the world with her family.  

Upcoming Events

2017 Shoot Calendar

October 7 - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays - 100 (NR) - $110
                    Register on the morning of the event in the clubhouse

December 9 - Winter Classic - 100 (CNSCA) - $110  

R - CNSCA registered targets
N/R - non registered FUN shoot 
NSCA - National Sporting Clays Association- registered
Feature Article - by Luther Cutts

Different Kinds of Shotguns

Shotguns can be found in a bewildering range of types, designs, sizes and prices.  In this installment, we will examine the various types of shotguns commonly encountered in Canada.
All shotguns found in Canada consist of three fundamental parts - the stock, the action and the barrel.  The stock is what we hold onto when using the shotgun, while the action is the part of the shotgun that moves cartridges into position and discharges the shotgun.  The barrel is a steel tube that contains the pressure generated by the cartridge and directs the shot stream or slug out of the muzzle.  There are essentially five types of shotgun actions, namely, the single shot, the bolt action, the pump action, the semi-automatic and the two-barrel models.  Of these, only the last three are commonly encountered in the clay target games. 
We will examine each type individually, describing them and briefly touching upon both their appealing characteristics as well as some of the challenges they present.


M embership  will assure you access to 
Silver Willow Sporting Club
If you have been thinking about buying a membership and joining Silver Willow Sporting Club, there is still time!! 
2017 memberships are available by application only. All new applications will be reviewed for approval before being processed. 
Ensuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.
 Join Silver Willow Today 
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, Nov 18th   - registration deadline - Wednesday, Nov 15th

Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm ( approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
Restricted Course 
Saturday, Nov 19th  - 
registration deadline - Wednesday , Nov 15th
Course time 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (approximately)
 $150.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water. Bring a bag dinner 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

Hoodie SALE 

  Are you ready for the fall and winter weather?
 We carry a wide selection of Day & Co., 
Browning, Baretta, Hoodies. 
On Sale for the month of October at 60% off.
We have sizes to fit everyone from
 extra small to 4 extra large.

We are always happy to help you select just the right 
Clothing to suit your hunting a clay shooting needs !!! 
Choose Day & Co.
 for all your shotgun and shooting accessories.
call Josh or Don Day at 403-337-2490  or email them at or
Book an Instructor
Instructor Wayne with client on the course
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 
from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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