Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
December 2018
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation
(November 1 - March 31)
Thursday to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Winter Course - 12 stations:  open 
Green Course - 10 stations: open

** Open December 20, 21, 22, 23  
** Open December 27, 28, 29, 30  
NOTE we will be closed the first weekend of January, (5th and 6th).  

Gate Opens  at 8:30 am. 

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
Winter Classic - Dec 1st

100 Target Fun Shoot -
$110.00 pre registration price, $125.00 day of the shoot price includes 100 clays,
Hot Apple Cider and lunch!
8:30 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - Start time for first 100

Silver Willow Invites You to Participate in 
The Annual Christmas Toy Drive

We invite all our members and clients to participate by donating an unwrapped toy for a boy or girl or a gift card for groceries, anytime until Sunday, December 16th. Gifts for boys and girls between the ages of 7 - 11 are a specific request, but gifts for all ages are welcome.
The toys are distributed by the Carstairs Lions Club for local families in need. Traditionally participants of the Winter Classic Shoot bring their donations out on Dec 1st and the local members of the Lions Club join us for lunch that day as well.


Watch for the Frosty Finger Fun Shoot - January 19th 

Watch for the 2019 Shoot Schedule
 in next months newsletter!

Membership @ Silver Willow
Thinking of joining Silver Willow? 

gives you the "Best Bang for your Buck"!
Memberships are available for 2019 @ $495.00  
Complete an automatic renewal form and never worry about 
missing your renewal again. 
Shooting Stand Advertising

Every year over 10,000 Sporting Clays enthusiasts from every walk of life spend time at our 24 shooting stations here at Silver Willow.

Many corporations and business owners - big and small - have seen a HUGE marketing advantage in buying an advertising spot on our shooting stands.

There are a limited number of advertising spots are available. Call or email today for details.  $262.50 for the first year, includes GST and the sign with your logo.

403.337.2490 Clubhouse                                              Visit us at                                 
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

                       HUGE YEAR END CLEARANCE SALE!!!
                             25% off  
                             most of the in-stock clothing
                              and 25% of Browning Dog

Silver Willow Gift Cards are a perfect gift
for everyone on your Christmas list!! 

It's easy to purchasing gift certificates online from the  
comfort of your home.
Also Gift Cards are available for purchase in the Clubhouse
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   
Original Fine Art Sale
featuring artist and owner - Gwen Day

Pheasants Rising - Limited Edition 11 X 14 prints are available for $45.00 at the clubhouse.The original can be viewed in the Gun Brothers Café.

Gwen's original art will be on display for the month of December. Looking for a unique one of a kind Christmas gift, you just may find it in the wonderful variety of paintings available. There are framed and unframed original oil and encaustic paintings to view any day Silver Willow is open, in both the Cookhouse and the Clubhouse.

She will be on site on
Saturday Dec 1,15, 22, 29.
New at the Gun Brothers Cafe
Something new & exciting!! For the winter months we will have lunch meals like, Delicious chili or soup available in our cafe on weekends only.
NOTE-The cafe will not be serving meals on Thursday and Fridays over the winter months.  Come on out and enjoy!!!


Just a Reminder!
The trap machines are very dangerous.
Please respect the signs, no one but our trained employees can repair or load the trap machines. This is for your safety!!
Thank you for your attention &  co-operation.
Dogs at Silver Willow
Duchess with Guide Jack
We have an  "in house" Labrador and her name is Duchess, she is protective of her space and is aging, she's not always good with other dogs (however she does have a few old pals). She's always great with people and children.

In order for us to continue to welcome dogs onto the property, a few guidelines need to be followed by all dog owners. The amount of dogs visiting with their owners continues to increase.

If you're going to bring your dog, you should park out by the shop. If you want to take them with you on the course, take them from there.

They must be under control, preferably on a leash and with you at all times. Always have your "doggie poop bags" with you and make sure it's deposited in garbage.

When or if you come by the clubhouse with your dog, please be very aware of Duchess, and have your dog on a leash. If your dog knows and gets along with Duchess, then it will likely be OK.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, Dec 15th - registration deadline - Dec 12th
Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (at minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00 pm (approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: lunch, coffee, tea and water.  
Restricted Course 
Sunday, Dec 16th - registration deadline - Dec 12th
Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (at minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 - 2:30 pm (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
Jan 26 and 27th
Musings of the Rookie 
  Sharing the Journey:  Continued
Guest Article By Member  Rob Ridley 

When I was about 13, for some reason I would think about girls.  As a matter of fact, at 13 it's just possible I was over-thinking girls.  What should I wear to impress girls?  What should I say to a girl that might get a smile?  What should I do when I open my mouth and no words want to come out?  Do those things advertised in the back of comic books really make you 6 inches taller?  If only I could make the football team.
Now I'm .... Over 13 .... By a lot!  My girl fixation has settled in on one very special lady, but I'm pretty sure I still have a tendency to over think things.  What should I wear for sporting clays?  What should I say when someone offers or asks for advice.  (The thing about opening my mouth with no words hasn't happened in about 30 years - got that one beat.)  Do those chokes advertised in the back of shooting magazines really add 5 birds to your score?  I need to get better endurance for those 400 bird shoots.  Is it too late to try out for the football team?
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"On the Blue"
Original Plein Air, palette knife  
Oil Painting 
by Gwen Day
"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
- Charles Dickens -
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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