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

We are only open Saturday and Sundays in January
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

However if the weather is -20 or colder, we may not open at all. We will operate the month of January on a reservation basis only. Please ensure you have a reservation and then re-confirm on the day of. We will check emails and phone messages by Friday each week. 

February - Normal Winter Hours will resume
                    Thursday - Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please call ahead to make your reservation   403.337.2490 
or Members can book online - email info@silverwillow.ca to have your account set up.
Access to Silver Willow will change January 1st 2018
  
Access to Silver Willow will be available to members and their guests starting January 1st - 2018. Insuring quality service, booking availability and ultimate safety are among our top reasons for this change.   
  
Non-members will still be able to shoot at Silver Willow when accompanied by a club guide during specified times. Access will also be granted to guided corporate / team building events, participants of competitions and private shooting instruction sessions.  
  
March 1st is our annual renewal date for all memberships. 
  

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).

Email info@silverwillow.ca to request a membership application form or pick one up at the club next time your out. 
Silver Willow Launches Their New Website
After many months of dedicated work, we are very pleased to announce the launch of our new website. Still at the same url  www.silverwillow.ca (you may have to refresh your browser) With a fresh new look. 

Members can now go to the members page and book using their online access to the Supersaas calendar. 

Check out our new Blog page under the "education" tab. 

Online Gift Cards are now available. 

Shoot Results
Winter Classic Shoot and Christmas Toy Drive 

      
Our Annual Winter Classic and Christmas Toy Drive was held on December 9th. We had a beautiful, warm winter day for this event and had an excellent turn out for the last shoot of  2017,  fun was had by all.

The toy drive was a huge success!! We received approximately 300 toys worth about $4500.00 & $220.00 worth of gift cards.
The toys were collected from our clients and members. A large portion of the toys were donated from the Calgary Fire Fighters, through their toy collection. A special thank you to Gord and Joanne Robb. It's become quite a tradition that began in 1988 and has always been connected with our Christmas Winter Classic Shoot. Thank you to everyone who participated!! The toys and gift cards were donated to the Carstairs Lions Club and the Didsbury Christmas Hamper group.  

Jason DeJong was the High Over All winner with a score of 91/100.  Jason's daughter, Julia won in 3 categories
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Congratulations Jason & Julia.
2017 Fundraisers Shoots Hosted at Silver Willow 

We are very proud of the amazing fundraising events hosted at Silver Willow over the past year.

28th Annual Lorne Howes Memorial Shoot
$2315.00 for Cancer Research
$26,000 = total over the past 15 years

Annual Shoot for the Cure
for Cystic Fibrosis research, organized by Silver Willow member Wayne Brennen
$6000.00 in 2017 and in total over the years this event has generated $87,000.00.

Ducks Unlimited
Silent Auction for the Spring and Fall Oilmen Shot and the Two Man Team Shot in May raised $11,800.00 for Wetland Conservation. 

Delta Waterfowl Shoot
Organized by member Phil Evans raised $3,048.00

Janus Academy
School for Autistic Children in Calgary, organized by Silver Willow member Greg Guderyan - raised $10,000.00 with it`s 3rd event

Children`s Cottage
Hosted in June, first annual event. This supports Calgary,  who raised $85,000.00 for their cause.

Silver Willow Annual Christmas Toy Drive
At the Winter Classic shoot donated by SW members and Calgary Fire Fighters, for Carstairs Lions Club and surrounding area. Approximately      3,000.00 in toys and Gift cards were donated.  
 
Upcoming Events

2018 Shoot Calendar 
( please note this has been revised from last months tentative
calendar

February 10th - Valentines Shoot - 200 (CNSCA) 
February 24th - Two Man Team Shoot - 200 (NR)
March 17th - Silver Willow 30th Anniversary Shoot - 200 (NSCA)
April 7th - Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 (NR)
April 21 - Pump Gun Shoot - 140 (NR)
April 28th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR)
May 5th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR)
May 12th - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR)

May 26th - Pheasant Forever Shoot - (NR)

                      book online with Pheasants forever 

June 2nd - Two Man Team Shoot - Ducks Unlimited -200 (NR)
June 9th- Junior Learn to Shoot - 50 (N/R) FREE
June 16th - Delta Waterfowl Shoot (NR) 
                        book online with Delta fowl
July 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th - Western Regional Shoot  
               100 FITASC - (30 people minimum to run, pre-registration required) 
               50 Sub gauge,100 Prelim Sporting, 300 Main Sporting, (NSCA) 
Aug 18th - Alberta Provincial Shoot (CNSCA)  
Sept 8th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational (NR)
Sept 15th - Buster Day True Pair -200 (NSCA)  
Sept 16th - No Whining No Crying Shoot - 140 (NR)
                        (25 people minimum. Pre-registration required) 
October 6th - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays -100 (NR) 
December 8th - Winter Classic - 100 (NR) 

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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
 
  
Non-Restricted Course  
  
Saturday, January 6th - registration deadline - January 3rd
 
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, January 7th - registration deadline - January 3rd
 
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 - click here   Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Upcoming Course Dates
 
February 17 & 18
March 10 & 11  
Silver Willow Staff Retreat
 
This is most of our staff (minus Pat and George) at our annual staff retreat in Canmore. Plus our business coach Jamie. It is always a special time to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming year. We are grateful and appreciate the awesome team that works hard to serve our clients all year long! 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
 

 
Year End Clearance Sale 
Continues in January
45% OFF Beretta Clothing 
Additional selected items are on sale for up to 50% off. 
Sale ends January 31st
Come on out and see what we have!!
Watch for the
Shot Show specials coming next month. 


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   
Feature Article
 
What are the Different Shoots  Held
at Silver Willow ?
 
We have recently been asked by an inquiring mind, about what our shoots mean. We will attempt to answer these questions and a few more.  Our desire is that this article will provide for a better understanding of the various kinds of competitions and shooting events that are held at Silver Willow and at other clubs. 
 
Pump Gun Shoot
 
The Pump Gun Shoot is a fun event that is limited to pump-action shotguns.  Other firearm types can shoot at the same time, but their scores will not be considered in the awarding of prizes.  Another similar event is the side-by-side event, in which only side-by-side shotguns are considered for the competition.  These events are frequently fun events, and are intended to provide the participants an opportunity to dust off one of their less-frequently used shotguns and have some fun with it.  The targets are usually set to be more accommodating to the type of firearm.
 
In some instances, the target presentation will be set up to allow for "full use of the gun", which of course means that the firearm can be loaded with three shells, and the targets will be presented in such a manner that it will require three shells to be successful. This is the only time there is an exception to the "two shells only" rule.
 
Book an Instructor
Instructor Luther with Client.
  
Want to improve your score or just learning the sport? 
 
Private and semi private lessons are available at $100.00 per hour for one person or $110 per hour for two people. Gun rental, ammo and clays are extra. A minimum of 1.5 hours per lesson is recommended. Check out our website under Education then click Instruction for all the details.
  
To book a lesson online, simply click here:  Book an Instructor
Silver Willow is very proud to offer Canada's largest roster of NSCA Instructors

Corporate Team Building or Private Events  


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

 
People will forget what you said,
People will forget what you did,
But people will never forget,
 How you made them feel!

 Happy New Year
Thank you for helping us make this another fantastic year.
 
  Gwen, Don & Josh Day and Staff
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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