Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                            Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
July 2017
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

** Open Saturday July 1st  - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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.

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 
Shoot Results
Two Man Team Shoot Ducks Unlimited - June 3rd   
This shoot is always a crowd favorite as the two shooting partners are working together to hit the clays which is a bit unconventional in sporting clays! Each team shot a total of 150 targets on the Blue Course and then finished off with a 50 clay "flurry" event on the Duck Pond.The weather was great and we had 45 teams. Ducks Unlimited awarded medals to the winners of the Lewis classes.

Congratulations to Brian Hornnechek and Kelly Charanek who won HOA with a score of 150/201.
Juniors Learn To Shoot - June 4th

Instructor Ron and his Junior Shooters !

This is an annual FREE event, and was sponsored by these kind donors: Federal Ammunition, Alberta Sporting Clays Assoc., Browning, Silver Willow and our awesome instructors who volunteered their time !

We had a great group of Juniors ranging in ages from 12 - 17 years old. Many of the youth had never shot a shotgun before. Everyone went home with a Browning cap, a certificate and a cap light.  

We had good weather and each participant shot about 30 rounds and then enjoyed a BBQ hot dog lunch. The Juniors used a variety of shotguns from 410's, 20 gauge and 12 gauge feather lights. Thank you to Don Terrio who did the safety talk and helped organize the shooting squads. 
Phil Evans and winner Clint L.
Delta Waterfowl - June 17th

This annual event drew a good crowd of shooters and raised funds for the ducks! They had a beautiful day with no rain in sight. Everyone had a grand time. Thanks Phil and Emily for organizing this event.  
The HOA winner of this years shoot was  Clint Lariviere with a score of 88 out of 100.   

Congratulations Clint!  

The Children's Cottage Fundraiser Shoot 
 "Clays for the Cottage" - June 22

This was the tent to house the guests in the middle of the Green Course

This past Thursday saw Silver Willow hosting an amazing event for the Children's Cottage Society of Calgary. The day started with some rain, high winds and cold weather, but it slowly turned around and everyone seemed to enjoy the day. This was one of the largest events ever hosted at the club. The volunteers, staff and board members worked tirelessly to put this wonderful event together and raise funds for the children in need in Calgary. Please look up their website and donate to this worthy organization. Thank you as well to our hard working Marshall's. 
The newly built station 5 stand on the Blue.
New on the Blue 

We have recently upgraded to the EZ Pull Target Management system on the Blue Course and added two more clay target machines to each of the 14 stations; now a total of 4 machines at each station. Your options for target presentations and combinations has increased phenomenally!! You can choose to make it as easy or as hard as you wish. 

In addition, we have also redesigned station #5, raising the shooting platform another 8 feet in the air for a whole new look at the targets.

The red and white tower was moved from the Green Course to the Blue Course this month to prepare for driven pheasant shots ! It will certainly add another level of challenge to the Blue. 

The tower in it's new location

We have received great comments from both Members and Non-Members alike on how impressed they are with the new improved Blue Course. 

Come out and give it a try for yourself!  

Upcoming Events
2017 Shoot Calendar 
July 5    Mid Summers Eve  - Come and join us for our 
      annual complimentary  Members' Only  Event. You will enjoy the
      music of the visiting Scottish Sutherland  Youth Pipe Band, 
      Huge Sales  in  the Day and Co. Store, and Wine & Cheese in the             Cookhouse.
             Bring your chairs and  RSVP by 
              Registering Here

The Sutherland Band playing at SW in 2015

  July 6 - 9   Browning Super Sport & Stampede Grand -NSCA  
   Thursday and Friday - Sub-gauge
   20, 28, 410 gauge, 50 Clay in each, $50.00 per gauge

                 Friday - Super Sport 
                100 Clay's, Registration 8:30 AM, $100.00 Entry Fee, Shoot
                 times 1 0:00 AM or 1:00 PM

                Saturday - Main Event 
                 200 Clay's, Registration 8:30 AM, Shoot start time 1st 100
                 10:00 AM, Lunch to follow first 100, Shoot start time 2nd 100
                 1:00 PM

                Sunday - Main Event - Continued
                100 Clay's, Registration 8:30 AM, Shoot start time 10:00 AM
                 Lunch and prizes to follow

                $210.00 Saturday Only, $105.00 Sunday Only, or $295.00 for both
                days. Please bring cash for $20 main Event Lewis if interested.
                  Click here to register     

Stampede Grand Buckle's

Sept 9th - 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 Clay's - 100 (NR) - $110
Dec 9th - Winter Classic - 100 (CNSCA) - $110   

R - CNSCA registered targets
N/R - non registered FUN shoot
NSCA - National Sporting Clays Association- registered

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  
Thank you Maddy !!

                  Maddy  has worked behind the scenes at Silver Willow for approximately 2 years. She has assisted with building and maintaining excel spread sheets and weekly guide coordination. For the past 35 years  Maddy was a CPA, CMA but worked mainly  in IT. 

What she likes best about Silver Willow is the positive attitude of the staff and the customers alike. Maddy's goal, going forward is "to live a healthy, happy and active life" as she enjoys retirement. On her bucket list she can't wait to return back to Maui. She has been there a number of times & just loves spending time in Hawaii!

Thanks for everything Maddy, we will miss you here at Silver Willow. 
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Instructor Luther, teaching on gun safety
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, Aug 12  - registration deadline - Wednesday, Aug 9

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 
Sunday, Aug 13  -  registration deadline - Wednesday , Aug 9
Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm (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 herCanadian Firearms Safety Course 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

Browning Gun Safes

Buying a safe for your home will give you security and peace of mind. Everybody knows that. What many people don't realize is that a safe is increasingly becoming a desirable piece of furniture that will be appreciated for its beauty and style. No longer assigned to the basement or garage, a safe can add character to your home office and living spaces.

For JULY ONLY, order a Browning Gun safe from
 Day and Co and receive 5% discount. 
They are  delivered right to the curb of your home.

CONTINUING for the month of July, ALL "IN-STOCK" MULLER CHOKES ARE  25% OFF   
Get your's now while supplies last.

It is to the shooters advantage to select the choke that gives the proper pattern for a particular shot. 

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
10,000 New Trees for Silver Willow

   To increase the beauty of Silver Willow's landscape, we are adding an additional 10,000 White Spruce, Willow and Popular trees, all around the property. Planting trees restores critically needed habitat and
 it will add to our sound  abatement efforts
A Blast from the Past

Check out our collection of shot gun shells and old gun cleaning products, on the wall in the Gun Brothers Cafe. The shells range from 4 gauge to 450 gauge.

A big thank you to Gord for your fine craftsmanship in building our display case and the Calgary Firefighter Gun club for sponsoring the cabinet. Thanks to all those who helped us complete this unique collection. 

Book an Instructor
Instructor Wayne 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 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 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
NSCA Level 1 Instructors Course
Instructor Denean, with clients

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 wild roses are incredible this year ! 

"I've learned that people will forget what you said,
 people will forget what you did,
 but people will never forget how you made them feel." 
  Maya Angelou

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