Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
August 2018
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
Summer Hours 
The course  awaits you !

Wednesday & Thursday 
9:00 am to 8:00 pm 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Gate Opening: the gate is scheduled to be opened at 8:30 am. Please plan your arrival accordingly. 

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 to have your account set up.
Up Coming Events
NOTE: there will be a Lewis Option - please bring $20.00 cash to play 

          NOTE: there will be a Lewis Option - please bring $20.00 cash to play

* Note - Pre-Registration closes at the end of the day, the
Wednesday before the Shoot / Event Date 

August 18th
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

Pulling For Families 

           THIS EVENT IS                      SOLD OUT 

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.
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

Pre Hunting Season CAMO GUN SALE

Receive $80.00 off your purchase of any in stock camo shotgun

purchase a Beretta, Benelli or Franchi semi auto and get 15% off. 
also on sale 
Beretta, Benelli over / unders at 10% off. 

A Camo Gun adds a little personalized touch to separate you from the rest of the pack. Now you can choose between autoloaders with custom touches to make them stand out - in a good way!  Camo finishes won't spook any wary waterfowl. 
 Come and check out our great selection!

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   

Corporate Team Building / 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
Direct Line: 587-834-2490  Tuesday to Friday
Improve Your Game, Book An Instruction Today !
Instructor Stu 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 and Last Months Events
Western Canadian Regional, July 5th - 8th
Congratulations to Steven Brewster HOA for the main Event.
Don, Steve and Josh
This year's Western Canadian Regional NSCA shoot, was a four day event. Thursday was Sub-gauge and Friday was 140 clay Super Sport Competition.  Th e main event followed, with 200 clay's on Saturday and The Browning Cup was 100 clays on Sunday. The shooters had hot weather on Friday and beautiful conditions for the weekend.   Congratulations to all of the winners, we had a tie between Steven Brewster & Kevin Cole with a score of 168 /200 for the Main event, in a shoot off Steve Brewster came out the winner.
Josh with Aric Alexander HOA winner for Browning Cup 92/10

Kamloops Sporting Clays Shoot - June 23 & 24
Don, Addison & Josh 
On Fathers Day, Don & Josh left the clubhouse and went out onto the Blue course at Silver Willow. A rare occasion! They wanted to get in some practice for the up- coming Kamloops shoot, which they both entered. Without a doubt, they made us all proud. Don came in second at the Master's, with a score of 269/300, which placed in the top 3rd out of 90 shooters. 
Josh came in third in the AA division, with a score of 260/300.

Addison (Josh's oldest daughter), went along with Papa and Dad for the ride, and to keep our champions company. Kamloops club hosted a fantastic event. Congratulations to both of you!!


Beef and Barley Days Parade Entry - July 22

George, Don, Josh & Kurtis


Silver Willow joined in the fun this year at the annual Carstairs Beef and Barley Days parade. Josh and his baby son Jameson had great fun launching the custom designed "soft" Clays from the float. Staff members George and Kurtis along with family members Jena, Addison and McKinnley,  were tossing out candies to the anxiously awaiting, cheering children on the streets of Carstairs. The weather was perfect for a day of celebrating!!

Josh & Jameson
(Jameson's 1st Parade)

That's how we load & launch them.
Silver Willows own "soft" Clays

Jena, George & McKinnley 
Kurtis the Candy Man 

Annual Members Mid Summers Eve Event
cooking doughnuts in the great outdoors !

On Friday July 15, we held our annual
Mid Summer Eve Event. We invited members to join us for a casual summer evening of socializing. We closed the facility for members only from 4:00 pm till 10:00 pm. This year we hosted a Duck Pond Flurry competition and after the shooting our members enjoyed a Wine & Cheese Event. This included a selection of beer, wine and cheese and wonderful door prizes! 

One of our newest members Allan offered to make his authentic Chinese doughnuts for everyone. We wish to thank all of our Members for being a part of the Silver Willow family. We hope all those who attended enjoyed themselves and we thank Allan for his yummy fresh donuts.  


    The Members Night - Duck Pond Flurry Shoot  (25 Clays) 






























             Kevin Cole  - 25 HOA                                   Vic Vickers - 23

             Luke Salt - 24                                                Phil Evans - 23    


Josh congratulating Kim & her dog Doc, on winning the 2019 -1/2 Priced Membership Certificate door prize !

Plein Air Painting at Silver Willow
Silver Willow's co owner Gwen Day and artist, hosted a Plein Air Painting workshop on July 16 and 17, with Alberta instructor Michael Downs. It was a wonderful couple of days (on a Monday and Tuesday) for the artists to allow their creative abilities to flow and enjoy the beauty of the property.

Guest Article By Member Rob Ridley - Musings of the Rookie 
Sharing the Journey
I've been a member at Silver Willow for a couple of years now. I was hooked at a corporate shoot, and apparently, the Day family have not heard of barbless hooks because I can't shake this one. I started with a 25 year old 870 Express that had been abused for decades in a wet scabbard on back country patrols. I hope that says something about what can work for this game. My (patrol) partner still shoots an 870 and holds his own well thank you. I'll talk more in future submissions about equipment - but it doesn't take much to get started.

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.  
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, September 22nd - registration deadline - September 19th
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, September 23rd - registration deadline - September 19th
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:
October 22nd & 23rd
Allan Day - Trap Shooter Extraordinaire  
Congratulations Allan!! ( standing on the left) 

On July 20, 2018 in Edmonton, The Amateur Trap Shooting Association presented Allan Day (Don's older brother)  with the Hall of Fame Award.

The Hall of Fame (HOF) was founded in 1968 and held its first induction banquet in 1969. Its purpose is to preserve the history and artifacts of trapshooting and to honor outstanding persons in the sport.
Hall of Fame candidates are selected from two groups: Persons whose efforts have made significant contributions to the growth and betterment of trapshooting, and participants who have made impressive records in trapshooting. Candidates are eligible for selection after 20 years of participation in the sport.
Summer Time Guiding Expreinces

On July 19th we had a group from Florida, who were visiting Canada for the very first time. They had to make a stop at Silver Willow, to give Sporting Clay's a try. They went out on the Green course with Rick Choppe, and had an extremely good time and could not believe how much fun this sport really is!!! 
Black Rifle Coffee Company
A Portion Of Proceeds From Each Bag Of Coffee Are Donated To The Little Warriors Organization & Warriors Heart Foundation. 

We are now selling Black Rifle Coffee in the Gun Brothers CafĂ©.

Black Rifle Coffee Company is a premium small-batch, roast to order, veteran owned and operated coffee company. At BRCC they import our high quality coffee beans directly from Colombia & Brazil, then they personally blend and roast every one of their amazing coffees. There are several blends to select from. 

Guess who's instructing a young shooter shortly after Silver Willow opened in about 1989. Check out that stand oh and the pony tail !! 

 If You Can Imagine It, You Can Achieve It.
 If You Can Dream It, You Can Become It !   
William Arthur Ward
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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