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
 
July 2018
Newsletter
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
Summer Hours 

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 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. Email info@silverwillow.ca to have your account set up.
Open House - Celebrating 30 years in business
Owners Josh, Gwen and Don Day 

Our Open House was on Saturday June 16th and we had a great turn out for our 30th Anniversary Celebration and the opening of the new Day and Co store area. The Sporting Clay cookies were a big Hit, along with the Hot Dogs!! We also had a draw for a lot of Silver Willow items, including $100.00 Gift Certificates to Silver Willow. Thanks to Don, Gwen & Josh they sure know how to throw a party!

 

Clay Buster Cookies
      
  

 

Door Prize Basket
Door Prizes

   

UP COMING EVENTS



* Note - Pre-Registration closes at the end of the day, the
Wednesday before the Shoot / Event Date 
July 5th, 6th 7th & 8th
 

August 18th
Western Regional Shoot (NSCA) 
Please see details below...
  
Alberta Sporting Clays Provinical Championship
Sept 8th 
Calgary Oilmen Invitational (NR) 
Click here to email the organizer or call 403-512-9678
Sept 15th
Buster Day True Pair -200 (NSCA)
Sept 16th 
No Whining No Crying Shoot - 140 (NR) 
(25 people minimum. Pre-registration required) 
Oct 6th 
Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays -100 (NR) 
Dec 2nd
 
Winter Classic - 100 (NR)  **NOTE date change

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


Canadian Western Regional NSCA Shoot
July 5, 6, 7 and 8 - 2018

NOTE ****There has been some recent changes to this event, please read carefully.
FITASC is canceled due to low enrollment and replaced with Super Sport event, the main event is only 200 clays on Saturday and the Sunday event is a separate event of 100 clays.

Registration is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 AM
Shoot Start Times -10:00 AM

July 5th and 6th- 50 Clays Sub-gauge Event 20/28/410
$50.00 for each gauge
Shot this anytime throughout these two days

July 6th - FITASC (CANCELLED)
Due to low enrolment for this event, we will run a Super Sport in it's place.
140 clays -$140.00 Lunch included

July 7th - Saturday Main Event - 200 registered targets, includes lunch
$215.00 end of the day prizes  - Day of Price $235.00

July 8th - Sunday Event 100 registered target, includes lunch
$95.00 prizes at noon with lunch

Please bring $20.00 cash for Lewis
for the Main Event and Super Sport 

*** Note - See above area and click on the registration button. 
      Pre-Registration closes at the end of the day June 30th 

Pulling For Families 


















             Click here to register







THURSDAY AUGUST 9th 2018
 
Known as "golfing with a shotgun", enjoy a unique outdoor shooting experience within a safe and social setting. You will have the unique opportunity to shoot 50 clays at Alberta's very own Silver Willow Sporting Club, located just outside of Carstairs, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta. Individuals and teams of five will take on 10 different stations where they will each shoot  five clays before proceeding onto  next station.
 

Corporate Team Building or Private Events  


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
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490  Tuesday to Friday
Shoot Results
Pheasants Fever Shoot - May 26th
 

Congratulations to Nick Stanford,

Bob Merkley, Graham Becker, David Scott.

 
This was a 1st time event, here at Silver Willow and was Sold Out months prior to May. Pheasants Forever Calgary is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants and other wildlife by restoring and enhancing the upland wildlife landscape. This event was set up in a 4 Person Team Buddy Format - Individuals on each team must alternate partners at each station. We had an amazing day, with 28  teams.  
 
 
2 Man Team Shoot Ducks Unlimited - June 2nd
 
Martin & Connor.

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 perfect and we had 47 teams. Ducks Unlimited awarded medals to the winners of the Lewis classes.
 
Congratulations to Martin and Connor who won HOA with a score of 176/200.
 

 

  
 
This Year's Medal Winners!
 
   
  Junior Learn To Shoot - June 9th    
 
 
This is an annual FREE event, 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  40 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. Lots of door prizes where given out.

We had good weather and each participant shot 25 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. 

This year we received a number of notes from Junior's, who wanted to tell us about their experience at the Junior's Learn to Shoot. 
   
            
               
   
                      
                                  
                                             
CLAYS FOR THE COTTAGE - June 21st
 
 On June 21st Silver Willow hosted the 2nd Annual event for the Children's Cottage Society of Calgary. This event tested the skills of avid clay shooters and aspiring shooters alike! We had 240 participants on 24 teams. Sporting Clays is North America's fastest growing sport and supporting little ones in your community makes it even more worthwhile! The day was just perfect for sporting clays and everyone  enjoyed themselves. This was 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. 

 

 


NHL Alumni participants at the Clays for the Cottage
A special station was set up for several NHL Calgary Flames Alumni to launch a pair of clays with hockey sticks,
for paying participants to shoot. 


Get Ready for Summer by refining your shot-gunning skills !
Instructor Denean with a client.
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.
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.
 
 
We are here at Day and Co to help you make your shooting experience a enjoyable one !!  

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
  josh@silverwillow.ca or don@silverwillow.ca   
Membership @ Silver Willow
  
Access to Silver Willow is available to members and their guests as of January 1st - 2018. Insuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.   
  
Non-members are able to shoot at Silver Willow when accompanied by a club guide during specified times. Access is also granted to guided corporate/team building events, participants of competitions and private shooting instruction sessions.  
  
Membership 
gives you the "Best Bang for your Buck"!
  
Memberships are still available for 2018 @ $495.00.  
Complete an automatic renewal form and never worry about 
missing your renewal again. 

  
Members 2018 "Refer A Friend" Promotion- receive
100 free t argets  when you are listed as the member referral on any new 2018 membership application (one referral per application, two references still required).
 
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
 
  
Non-Restricted Course  
  
Saturday, July 28th - registration deadline - July 25th
 
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, July 29th - registration deadline - July 25th
 
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:
Sept 22nd & 23rd
 
Andrew Harvison - is instructing at Silver Willow from England
       Shooting Lessons      
                            For Intermediate to the Very Experienced 
  
Andrew Harvison is extremely skilled and a UK Certified instructor, gun maker and expert gun fitter. If you are looking at wanting to improve your Shooting skills, Andrew is at Silver Willow from June 20th until mid July.        .
  
Andrew is extremely skilled and a UK Certified instructor, gun maker and expert gun fitter.
 
If you have inquires or you would like to book an Instruction with Andrew, please email afharvison@gmail.com
or call Andrew directly at 587-579-3599

    
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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