Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







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

We are only open Saturday and Sundays in January
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

However if the weather is -20 or colder, we may not open at all. We will operate the month of January on a reservation basis only. Please ensure you have a reservation and then re-confirm on the day of. We will check emails and phone messages by Friday each week. 

Closed Monday through Friday

February - Normal Winter Hours will resume
Thursday - Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 
or Members can book online - email to have your account set up.
Membership @ Silver Willow

Buy an Annual M embership  NOW
 and get 2 additional months FREE

Never been a member before? 
This is your month ! 

Buy an annual Membership NOW for $295.00, fill out the annual automatic renewal form and  receive January and  February 2017  FREE !! 
New membership purchases are available  at the Club. 

Offering the best possible customer service is critically important to us here at Silver Willow. To that end, starting as early as 2017 we will begin limiting the number of memberships sold and a "wait list" will be created once that maximum is reached. Access to Silver Willow will then only to be available to members and their guests. Ensuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change. An application process will begin in March for new memberships. 

*** Members are asked to fill out the new Recurring Payment Authorization Form before February 15, 2017.

Going forward all memberships will renew automatically on March 1 each year.

Members can now make their own online reservations two weeks in advance! If you're a current member please email to create your password.  
Shoot Results
SW Winter Classic Shoot and Christmas Toy Drive
On Saturday, December 3 we hosted the Annual Winter Classic and our Members Christmas Toy Drive.

Some of the shoot winners are pictured here with representatives of the Carstairs Lions Club in the back row. The Lions Club shared the toys, valued at approximately $8,000 with the Cremona Santa's Anonymous. The toys were collected from our clients and members. A large portion of the toys were donated from the Calgary Fire Fighters, through their toy collection. A special thank you to Gord and Joanne Robb. It's become quite a tradition that began in 1988 and has always been connected with our Christmas Winter Classic Shoot. Thank you to everyone who participated !! 

Stu Carter (third in from the left) was the High Over All award winner with a score of 86/100.  

Silver Willow Client Feature 

The Calgary Firefighter Gun Club 

Top Row  Al Mathers, Don Huska, Dave Doyle, Al Mohr, 
Front Row Arie Segstro, Howard Vickerman, Rick Choppe (in the middle) 
Bob Brooks, Don Redick 
(missing from the photo: Ted Kelter, Ron Tovee, Gord Robb
 and Murray Castle)
Murray Castle is pictured below guiding at Silver Willow. 

The Calgary Firefighter Gun Club is a group of shotgun enthusiasts who have been participating at Silver Willow almost weekly since 1996. This group of active and retired Calgary Firefighters started shooting here during the Calgary World Police and Fire Games in 1997. Silver Willow had the honor of hosting the Sporting Clays event for that competition. 

These dedicated shooters were also our first "guides" to help host Corporate events starting in about 2000. There are currently 13 active members enjoying a wonderful sporting clays camaraderie. Rick Choppe has been their organizer and stats collector over all those years. These fine men have been such a pleasure to work with and truly became friends to all our staff over the years. We've come to really rely on their help during our busy corporate season!
Hats off to this great group of gentlemen !! 

Upcoming Events

January 21st - Pump Gun Shoot - 140 (NR) - $150

2017 Shoot Calendar - Tentative**
February 18th - Valentines Shoot - 100 ( CNSCA) - $105
February 25th - Two Man Team Shoot - 200 (NR) - $220
March 11th - Spring Opener - 200 (CNSCA) - $200
April 1st - Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 (NR) - $105
April 22nd - Silver Willow - 200 (NSCA) - $200
April 29th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR) 
May 6th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR) ( not confirmed)
May 21st - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR) - $95
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
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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, January 21st - registration deadline - January 18th
Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (at minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm ( approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
Restricted Course 
Sunday, January 22nd - registration deadline - January 18th
Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm ( at 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 

Upcoming Course Dates

March 18 & 19
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

HOT sale this month on all our soft gun cases, we have a huge variety available ! 
25% off

Watch for the
Shot Show specials coming next month. 

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
Staff Feature - Congratulations and Farewell Emily
has been an important part of the Silver Willow team since she began working here during her high school years. She has served us and our clients with her gorgeous smile and efficient skills in many capacities, most recently as Administrative Assistant during her University years. She took breaks from her education and SW now and then to travel the world and served oversees with a mission organization. She will be so missed by all of us ! 

Congratulates Emily on your achievement of receiving your BCom at U of C and best wishes as you begin your new journey towards your CPA designation! 

We are sorry to lose such a talented and dedicated young woman. 

Silver Willow will be looking to hire a new part-time person as a receptionist / admin assistant to fill Emily's position this spring. If you or someone you know is interested, please email for more details. 
Pat will be returning in the spring to the full time receptionist position. 

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
Thursday - Friday and Sundays
from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Shooting Stand Advertising
Every year over 12,000 Sporting Clays enthusiasts from every walk of life spend time at our 24 shooting stands here at Silver Willow.

Many corporations and business owners - big and small - have seen the HUGE marketing advantage in buying an advertising spot on our shooting stands.

Join the growing number of informed advertisers who are adding Silver Willow shooting stands to their advertising budgets for 2017!
There are a limited number of advertising spots available. 

Call or email today for details. 

$275.00 per year, includes the sign with your logo. Subsequent annual renewal fee is $175.00 plus GST. 

403.337.2490 Clubhouse                 


Problems are not stop signs,
 they are guidelines.

 Robert H. Schuller

 Happy New Year
Thank you for helping us make this another fantastic year at the Willow.  
  Gwen, Don & Josh Day and Staff

Photo and Video Credits for the Professional shots you see on our Newsletter and our website, largely go to our favorite photographer
Kurtis Kristianson
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