Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
November 2018
What's New At Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
WINTER HOURS  (November 1 - March 31)
Thursday to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Blue Course
Open until the end of the day Oct 31
Winter Course: Opens Nov 1
Green Course: Re-configured for the winter months 

Gate Opens  at 8:30 am. 

** Open Nov.11th from 12:30 am to 5:00 pm**

Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 
Shoot Results 
Sporting Clays Fall Fun Shoot / Turkey Shoot
October 6th 

We had a great turn out of shooters for this annual event. Everyone always enjoys this shoot. The weather was nice but still a bit chilly, but fun was had by all.   The turkey shooting events went on all afternoon. 
Our HIGH OVERALL WINNER for the NSCA 100 Targets  was Bob Ferguson with a score of 95.  

Congratulations Bob!
After the sporting clay shoot, we hosted a Turkey Shoot which consisted on a number of different shooting games by the Duck Pond. 

We handed turkey's and hams to the winners. 

It was truly a BLAST !
Up Coming Events
The Annual Winter Classic Shoot
Saturday - Dec 1 / 18
Come and join us for our traditional hot apple cider and our wonderful seasonal feast. Please bring an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl for our annual TOY DRIVE or if you wish bring a gift card for the local 
Co-op grocery store. 

These donations will go to the local food banks who do up gift baskets for needy families in our community. They also go to the Cremona "Santa's Anonymous" for their local families.
100 Target Fun Shoot - December 1st, 2018
$110.00 pre registration price
$125.00 day of the shoot price  includes100 clays, prizes, Hot Apple Cider and lunch!
8:30 AM - Registration starts
10:00 AM - Start time 
Click the link below to register

Sat. Dec 1st
Winter Classic - 100 (NR) 
* Note - Pre-Registration closes at the end of the day, the
Wednesday before the Shoot Date
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

Check out our great selection of Briley chokes !

Are recognized worldwide for innovation and precision, Briley chokes offer the best pattern performance for each game hunted. These same chokes have been used by World Champion clay target shooters for over 25 years. Field proven and now available for the serious hunter, be the best in your "field" with Briley Chokes. Suitable for steel and all types of non-toxic shot.

Pilla Glasses
10 % Sale  - for the month of NOVEMBER
Shooting glasses enhance your shooting ability as well as providing protection from broken clays. When choosing shooting glasses, opt for yellow or orange lenses to enhance the clay pigeons in low light and to block out glare. Amber lenses are generally good for enhancing your perception, and purple/vermilion increases visibility.
The color of the pigeons comes alive with the proper shade of lenses.
For more information please visit 

We are always happy to help you select just the right 
Shotgun Gun to suit your hunting and clay shooting needs !!! 
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   
Silver Willow - It's Simple 

Good Clays
Good Friends
Good Food 

        &   God's Gift of Nature

Equals the perfect fall blessings !

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, November 17th - registration deadline - November 14th
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, November 18th - registration deadline - November 14th
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. 

OR register for both courses at  $295.00 + GST 
Register quickly and easily online - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Upcoming Course Dates:
December 15th & 16th
Guest Article - by staff member, Amy Taylor
The Sport of Sporting Clays
By Amy Taylor

       Sporting clays, as named, is a sport. The definition of sport is, "an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against others or for entertainment." ( 

I have heard people discount Sporting Clays as a physical activity that is part of a healthy lifestyle and have decided that it was time to get some actual and factual information out there. The purpose of this piece is to heighten knowledge about the sport of clay shooting as pertains to physical activity. I would like to take this opportunity to share that Sporting Clays is just as much of a sport as Golf, or Baseball. Hopefully this will open not only some eyes, but some minds to being willing to try the sport and see what amazing health benefits come along with being a part of the community of clay shooters.

More Wild Life Experiences At Silver Willow
Part 3
Part 3: The Beaver
This time Don brings a rock to the beavers home, to test out an old wives-tale theory about beavers.

Part 4: The Beaver

Part 4.

Don heads out late to try and find the beaver during its busy and active time.

Staff Feature - Kurtis Kristianson
My summer racing and why


When it comes to running Ultras (anything over 50km), the physical effort required is matched only by the mental effort and in some cases it's the mental effort that gets you to the finish. That is why most experienced long distance runners will tell you that in order to be successful you need a "why".
The "why" is that motivation you return to, that ultimate reason you need to focus on when your 43 Km's into a race, your body hurts, you're tired as hell, and you swear you will quit after this one. It's the "why" that pushes you past the suffering, past the desire to quit and just finish something monumentally hard.


Click here to continue reading

Book an instruction today, no need to put the gun away for the winter months. 
Instructional Sessions
Silver Willow can help you achieve your shot-gunning goals! Whether you like sporting clays, skeet, competitive or recreational shooting, or you just want to be ready for a corporate shoot or an upcoming hunting trip, we can help. 

Silver Willow has the highest concentration of Level I Instructors of any sporting clays club anywhere in the world.  Our Instructors collectively have thousands of hours of shooting and teaching experience. Learn new techniques and refine your shooting style from one of our experienced NSCA Certified Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 instructors. 

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced shooter, there is an instructor that can help you reach your objectives. Choose a single session or save 10% when you purchase a bundle of four sessions. You also have the option to shoot solo or bring a friend. Click here  for more details on each package and your options. 

After an Instruction, clients get 10% off any in store product with the exception of guns and shells.

Please book your instruction at least 3 days in advance.
Duck Bites
1/2 Cup Dry Sherry
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon Peanut Oil
1 Tsp Minced Fresh Ginger Root
2 Skinned, Boned Duck Breast    
8 Slices Bacon, Cut in Half
16 Whole Water Chestnuts, Drained

  1. Whisk the sherry, soy sauce, peanut oil, and ginger together in a mixing bowl until evenly blended. Cut the duck breast into 16 pieces and place into the marinade along with the water chestnuts; toss to coat. Set aside to marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  3. Drain the marinade from the duck meat and discard. Place a duck piece onto a water chestnut, and wrap with half a bacon slice. Secure with a toothpick, and place onto a broiler pan. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Broil until the bacon is just crisp, about 10 minutes, turning once.  
Nutrition Facts 
Per Serving: 114 calories; 6 g fat; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 38 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. Full nutrition  

Book your Corporate Team Building / Private Events for 2019 now and reserver your date.  

Book your companies Team Building event today ! 
Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get  
everyone together.   

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 Gwen or Jessica today to book your event
or for details
Direct Line: 587-834-2490  Tuesday to Friday

Photo and Video Credits for the Professional shots you see on our Newsletter and our website, largely go to our favorite photographer
Kurtis Kristianson
 If you need a photographer, please check out his website below. 
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