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

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (or dusk)
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.
Silver Willow's Day and Co. New Store Expansion
Our new space for the Day and Co. Shotgun and Accessory Store, building expansion is now open!! This move has helped create a new reception area and more room in the Gun Brothers CafĂ©. Plus the extra floor space has allowed for many new products including more shotguns, Browning products and hunting dog accessories. Come on out and check it out! 

Also be sure to check out our new website at www.silverwillow.ca for the latest news and upcoming events. We have many new ways for members to keep up to date with what is happening at Silver Willow. Members can now register for shoots on line with advanced booking prices. Members can go to the  Members page and book using their online access to the SuperSaas calendar.  Online Gift Cards are now available as well.

Watch for our Grand Opening Celebration !
                                                 
  


The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 


BIG STORE WIDE SPRING SALE 

All Beretta, Benelli and Franchi Shotguns  10% off 

 All Beretta Clothing  50% off.


Pilla Performance
                                         Eye Ware
 

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 

   At Day and Co. we can 
        help you with make the right choice for eye wear !!

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).
 
Spring is a great time to refine your shot-gunning skills.
Instructor: Wayne with clients
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.
Shoot Results
Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot
April 7th
 
Randy Howes with this year's winner Bob Ferguson with a HOA of
95 out of 100.
Every year in April for 28 years, Silver Willow & the friends and family of Lorne Howes co-host the Annual Cancer Fundraiser Shoot. This fun shoot is in honour of Lorne Howes, who was a life long friend of Don Day and family.  

Lorne fought a courageous fight with Leukaemia  but lost the battle and passed away at the young age of 30. Each year, Lorne's brother Randy and his parents join us for the event. 

We would like to thank all the shooters who participated this year and braved the cold  Alberta "spring" weather. $40.00 of each registration fee was donated to the Cancer Society in Lorne's name. We also received $2290.00 in donations from our competitors. After lunch, door prizes (which were donated by local businesses) were presented to all the  shooters. It is our local businesses and those who so generously donate that make the Lorne Howes Cancer shoot such a successful and fun event!! 

Pump Gun Shoot
April 21st

                   "The Pump Gunners "

                   Ryan Bannerholt (Left)

                      Stu Carter (Center)

                    Jason DeJong (Right)

The Pump Gun Shoot is a fun event that is limited to pump-action shotguns. 

The intention of this shoot is to provide the participants an opportunity to dust off one of their less-frequently used, and  sometimes family treasured, shotguns and have some fun with it.

Congratulations to Ryan, Stu and Jason. They had a 3 way tie for winner with a HOA of 118 out of 140
 
Up Coming Events 

The Children's Cottage Fundraiser Shoot  
"Clays for the Cottage"  
                   
Thursday June 21, 2018
 
2017 was the first year for Silver Willow to host this amazing event for the Children's Cottage Society of Calgary. It was Silver Willows largest event in 2017 and promises to be the same this year. They raised over 85,000 for this wonderful organization that supports children in need in Calgary. 

This event is 
sold ou
for 2018 

We look forward to seeing all the shooters who pre-registered for "Clays for the Cottage" on June 21/18.

2018 Shoot Calendar 

May 5th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR)
                  Click here to email the organizer  or call 403-266-5295
May 12th - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR) 
                  Only a few spots left, book today. 
                     Click here to register 

May 26th - Pheasant Fever Shoot - 4 Man Team Shoot (NR)

                   By Pheasants Forever Calgary

                   (Sold Out)

June 2nd - Two Man Team Shoot - Ducks Unlimited -200 (NR)
                     Click here to register 
June 9th- Junior Learn to Shoot - 50 (N/R) FREE
                   Click here to register
June 16th - Delta Waterfowl Shoot (NR)
                    (Cancelled)                         
July 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th - Western Regional Shoot  (NSCA )
               100 FITASC - (30 people minimum to run, pre-registration required) 
               50 Sub gauge,100 Prelim Sporting, 300 Main Sporting, 
               Click here to register 
Aug 18th - Alberta Provincial Shoot (CNSCA)
                   Click here to register 
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)
                   Click here to register
Sept 16th - No Whining No Crying Shoot - 140 (NR)
                    Click here to register  
                        (25 people minimum. Pre-registration required) 
October 6th - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays -100 (NR) 
                         Click here to register 
December 1st - Winter Classic - 100 (NR) **NOTE date change
                             Click here to register

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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
 
  
Non-Restricted Course  
  
Saturday, May 26th - registration deadline - May 23rd
 
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, May 27th - registration deadline - May 23rd
 
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
 
June 9th & 10th
July 28th & 29th
Staff Feature
Welcome Isla

Meet Isla (pronounced ila) , she's a gal from Carstairs who has just joined our SW team in the Gun Brothers Cafe.

Isla loves spending time with her, children, grand children & great grand children. In her spare time she also really enjoys nature and spending time outdoors.   

The best thing about working at Silver Willow are the people , both the staff and the clientele alike. She also really enjoys the outdoor paradise that Silver Willow offers.
It is so beautiful out here!!

Andrew Harvison

In Alberta from May 2018,

Services based out of

Silver Willow

       Shooting Lessons      
  For Intermediate to the Very  
               Experienced                

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 expert gun fitter.
 
Inquires & Reservations     Please Email

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.   


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 
It is good to have an end to journey toward, 
but it is the journey that matters in the end!

Ernest Hemingway
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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