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
 
September 2017
Newsletter
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
Wednesday & Thursday  9:00 am to 8:00 pm  
 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Closed Labor Day Monday Sept 4th

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.
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 


Waterfowl Guns 
 
 Check out our great inventory of waterfowl guns and be ready for the  hunting season. 
Camo finishes won't spook wary waterfowl!

This month's special is the Winchester Camo SX3 


Winchester Camo SX3 Semi Auto, 12 Gauge, 3.5 in. 28 inch barrel. Reg. $1150.00 - SAVE $300.00
ON SALE NOW for only $850.00 
Get yours while supplies last. 

We are always happy to help you select just the right 
Shotgun Gun 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
 josh@silverwillow.ca or don@silverwillow.ca.
  
Membership
 

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 
Note Worthy News
The New Skeet Field is OPEN !!
      
Thank you to our field staff, Kurtis, Majia and George - GREAT WORK !!
                                                            
After several years of start and stop, we finally completed the Skeet Field at the end of July. This 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 
Members out enjoying the new Skeet Course.
New York Youth visit Silver Willow - July 26
TheSilver Willow team of staff and guides were thrilled to host a very unique shooting experience for a wonderful group of young boys, many heralding from the state of New York. They were a lively and fun bunch. A huge Thank You goes out to our wonderful guides who volunteered their time to help us make this special event happen while they were visiting Alberta. 

Delta Waterfowl Hunter 101 Event - August 20th
 
On Sunday August 20th, the Calgary chapter of Delta Waterfowl organized a Waterfowl Hunting 101 event as part of their First Hunt program. Twenty participants from a broad variety of backgrounds attended the event at Silver Willow where they learned about waterfowl hunting, conservation, and firearm safety.

Participants ranging from 12 to 38 years of age, many of whom had not shot sporting clays before, were give the opportunity to try a variety of shotguns at the Duck Pond and speak with local waterfowl hunters about upcoming mentored hunts planned for this season. The inaugural event was a tremendous success and the chapter volunteers look forward to delivering a similar program again in 2018!

Staff Feature 
Silver Willow welcomes new full time staff member Kurtis to our team. 

How long have you worked at Silver Willow? I have been working off and on for the last year or so. I started full time in mid July.  ( Kurtis has been learning the reception role to help fill in for Pat)

What's the best things about working here? It's been awesome getting to know the members and people who come to shoot. Generally great attitudes and everyone is just interested in having a good time. It's also great to connect with the staff and guides, everybody has made me feel right at home. 

Tell us about your bucket list items? I've spent most of my life working at ticking off bucket-list items but that list just keeps growing. I'm like a kid in a candy store but the candy store is this cool world we live in. Coming back into shotgun sports and hunting after being away from it since my 20's has given me a renewed interest. I'd like to shoot more and maybe compete. 

Kurtis, will be replacing Maija out on the courses, as Maija leaves us after 5 years to begin her further education journey. He has been graciously filling in for Pat at the till, while she recovers from a broken ankle ( golf is a dangerous game LOL) 


Upcoming Events

2017 Shoot Calendar

Sept 9 
Calgary Oilmen Invitational- NR
For more information please contact Jim Anderson

Sept 16
Buster Day True Pair - 200 NSCA $200.00
Buster Day owned the land that Silver Willow is located on, he
was Don's father, an avid hunter and clay shooter.
This shoot is dedicated to Buster!


Sept 24 
Ladies Learn To Shoot - 50 (NR) $95.00 Green Course
For ladies of all abilities; join in the fun of Sporting Clays! 
Your day begins with a light breakfast then an instructional session on gun safety and onto the course for some real sporting clays shooting action with a Qualified Instructor! Your registration includes  shells, clays, eye and ear protection, use of a firearm and lunch at the close of the event. Registration   begins at 8:30 am

Ladies Learn To Shoot Event Video
Ladies Learn To Shoot Video
Sept 24 
The Annie Oakley  100 Clay - Ladies Only, Fun Shoot on the Blue Course - $110.00 -Registration 8:30 am
This shoot runs at the same time as the Ladies Learn to Shoot. After the shoot, Annie Oakley participants are invited to join the other ladies for lunch and prizes. 
October 7 - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays - 100 (NR) - $110

Dec 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

Have gun will travel  -
Licensing and Firearms Paperwork.
 
In Canada, the ownership, use and possession of firearms and ammunition is primarily governed by two federal statutes - The Canadian Firearms Act and The Criminal Code, as well as the Regulations found under both of these pieces of legislation.
 
There are three categories that firearms can fall into under these statutes - Non-Restricted, Restricted and Prohibited.
 
Non-Restricted firearms are the most common type of firearm in Canada, consisting mainly of those long arms that have not been declared Restricted by the federal government.  Hunting rifles and shotguns as well as most target rifles and shotguns fall into this category.



Andrew Harvison, returns to Silver Willow 
Andrew is returning to Silver Willow from England, on August 30th. He will be on site and ready to offer sporting clay lessons for a few weeks once again this year.
 
Andrew is a British Open Sporting Champion and a qualifier for the English team in all three domestic disciplines.  Andrew has credentials for coaching on European driven hunts and skeet where he was English champion numerous times.  Andrew has been the technical skeet coaching author for many years for a prestigious British magazine.
 
Andrew is extremely skilled and a UK Certified instructor, gun maker and gun fitter. He is now taking bookings for private lessons and multiple day coaching sessions in the first two weeks of Sept.
 
Please contact Andrew directly:  
Andrew Harvison
Gunmakers and Shooting School  
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Instructor Wayne, teaching on gun safety
  
Non-Restricted Course  
  
Saturday,Sept  23 - registration deadline - Wednesday, Sept 20 

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 
   
Thursday, Sept 28 - 
registration deadline - Sunday , Sept 24
 
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 herCanadian Firearms Safety Course 
  
  
Book an Instructor
Instructor Stu Carter with friends 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
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Wednesday - Friday 
from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
 
NSCA Level 1 Instructors Course
Instructor Denean Tomlin with a client

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

The youngest participant on the course to date!!

Napping with her ear muffs on, while mom and dad shoot the blue.


 
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We don't listen to hear, we simply listen to respond. 

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