Silver Willow  

Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility




    Proudly family owned and operated since 1988

    Silver Willow 

May 2015
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation

Summer Hours



on a reservations basis from 9:00 AM to 2 hours before dusk on weekdays.  


SATURDAYS - SUNDAYS  9:00 AM to 5:00 pm. Last reservation time is 3:00pm. 


Please call ahead to book 403.337.2490  


Open on Victory Day Monday May 18th,  

9 - 5:00 pm.  



Check out Silver Willow's latest Youtube video 
Created for the County permit process,
featuriing the SW properties wildlife and DU project.
Silver Willow Environmental Stewardship 
Shoot for the Cure - Fun Shoot
 May 9th 
  See registration info below to pre-register for this shoot
 RSVP before Thursday this week .    



Staff Profile
                                      Meet - Hannah  
                           New Summer Staff Member

1) How long have you worked at Silver Willow.  One month !

2) What is your role at the club? Outdoor Laborer - Assistant to Maija

3) What do you like best about working at SW?  My favorite part about Silver Willow is the atmosphere, everyone that works here is very cheerful and easy to get along with . They are all very wonderful people and I am glad to have them as my co workers. The facilities at Silver Willow are exceptional and I am proud to help keep them that way. Lastly, working outside. the nature is beautiful and I love working with the birds, trees and frogs.

4) One thing on my bucket list? Complete traveling to at least 30 different Countries.
Shoot Results and The Past Months Events

April 4th - 25th Annual Lorne Howes Memorial Shoot     
70 shooters attended the shoot -  a record attendance for the shoot       

BIG thank you everyone!


Vic Vickers, winner of High Over All - is pictured here with Don Day 

CONGRATULATIONS Vic !!  He shot 94 out of 100.  

This is the fourth time Vic has won this shoot !    



April 11th - Silver Willow 200 Shoot


88 shooters joined us for this event.  

                 Bob Ferguson was the High Over All winner with 172 /200   

                                         Congratulations Bob !

HOA winner - Bob Ferguson with
 staff member Emily  



April 18th 
Guides and Instructor Refresher Workshop
A BIG Thank You goes out to Luther Cutts for his valued and generous coaching once again this year ! Silver Willow has 45 guides on their roster to help host the Corporate Team Building events.We also are home to 22 Certified NSCA Trained Instructors - It is believed that we have the largest number of trained instructors at any club in Canada and perhaps North America. All the credit for that goes to one man sharing his passion for instructing, thanks again Luther.
That's an intense bunch of Instructors  - training at the Duck Pond 

May 2- 2nd Annual Juniors Learn to Shoot
t ook place at Silver Willow. This new event saw 27 young people between the ages of 12 - 18 attend. Thank you once again to Don Terrio sharing the safety talk and all the guides and instructors who volunteered their time. Much appreciation goes out to Browning Canada, Federal Ammunition, Alberta Sporting Clays Association and a Silver Willow member who sponsored the food for lunch and shooting lesson gift certificate. This event is fully sponsored so attendees could join for FREE ! 




Upcoming Events

Sunday May 10th - PAL Course
is offered for restricted ( 275.00 ) and non restricted ( 250.00 ) fire arms licensing. All day course, 9:30 - 4:30 pm. Must be pre paid by this Thursday. Please call or email us if your interested and pay using your credit card.  


Saturday May 16 - Browning Blast - 200  * note this is a NSCA registered shoo t  to register please go to this Winscore sight- click here  Browning Blast Registration  Y ou can shoot in hunter class for this shoot and not join NSCA if you wish however you still need to register on line. Thank you.


Thursday May 21st - Ladies Love to Shoot League begins - see details below.  


Saturday and Sunday May 23 / 24 - Federal 400 - Registered CNSCA targets.

Saturday May 31st- Spring Ladies Learn to Shoot Event - ( full ) 


Hold the dates on the upcoming shoots in June
  • June 6 - Two Man Team - Ducks Unlimited - 140 (NR) FUN shoot
  • June 20 - Delta Waterfowl Shoot - 120 (NR) FUN shoot
IMPORTANT - DATE Change for the Stampede Grand Shoot  
  • July 9,10,11 and 12 - Stampede Grand - 300 (NSCA - R) More info to come, first two days will be five stand and sub-gauge shoots.

Normal Shoot Agendas are as follows - 8:00 - 9:30 Registration ( * some shoots require pre - registration ) - 10:00 am Shoot starts - noon hour lunch break - Shoot in the PM starts at 1:00 - Completed by about 3:30 - Shoot offs and Prizes to follow.  


Check out the Competitive Events under the Shooting tab on our website for a complete list of events for 2015.  If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please call for more info.. 403-337-2490



Ladies Love To Shoot - League Nights begins May 21st

check out the" Calgary Lady Guns" - facebook page  


If you've done Ladies Learn to Shoot in the past and you want more, why not join the Ladies league and develop your shooting skills further ?    



What's New At The Store ?

Come in and check out our fantastic new Shooting Gloves called the
Gun Glove
nice light weight for the summer shooting

  Lots of size selection and
a great low price

Check us out for all your shotgun shooting accessories

New guns are arriving daily, If there is a type or style of shotgun your interested in
call Josh or Don Day at 403-337-2490  or email them at or

Book a Private Shooting Lesson
Need to improve your score or just learning the sport ? 
Private and semi private lessons are available at $100.00 per hour or  $110 per hour for two people.

Gun rental, ammo and clays are extra. A minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson is recommended.

Book a lesson on line, simply click below: Book an Instructor


Silver Willow is very proud to offer Canada's largest rosters of 22 certified NSCA Instructors, both male and female instructors are available.  



Book now for your Corporate Team Building Event





Book early the dates are going fast. Gene is busy booking corporate team building events and private events right into October already . If you are thinking about an event for your business or clients go to and check out all our custom packages and online booking forms.

Our guided private events and BBQ's are the talk of the town!

Email Gene today at -  or call his new direct line 587-834-2490
He is available Wed. thru Saturdays from 9 - 4:30 pm.



" A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to write, attend the appeal hearing, prayed, encouraged and lent a hand of expertise, in so many different ways ! We were absolutely overwhelmed by your kindness. What a great bunch of people we have the privilege of serving at the Silver Willow"

God Bless you,    Don, Gwen, Josh and the staff at Silver Willow

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