Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Newsletter April 2019
Up Coming Events
Silver Willow Spring Opener
Saturday April 6th
200 Registered Clays - (NCSA/CNSCA Shoot)

Calgary Oilmen Invitational
Saturday April 27th
150 (Fun Shoot)

The Oilmen's Invitational is a shoot that is extended to those shooters who have a work affiliation with the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry. 

Register by emailing Jim at yycosa@gmail.com or calling 403-512-967
Pheasants Forever Team Buddy Shoot
Saturday June 1st.

Last Months Events
Lorne Howes Memorial Shoot for Cancer Research -
Mar 23rd (Fun Shoot)
Every year in the spring for 29 years, Silver Willow along with the friends and family of Lorne Howes, co-host the Annual Cancer Research 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 Leukemia 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.

We had our best ever turn out this year in part due to the nice weather.

Congratulations Hunter Brewster on your score of 94 and beating your dad in the shoot off !
$40.00 of each registration fee was donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in Lorne's name. We raised $3469.00 in total donations from the competing shooters. Following lunch the door prizes (which were donated by local businesses) were presented to the shooters. It is due to our local businesses and those who so generously donate that make the Lorne Howes Cancer shoot such a successful and fun event!!

Something new this year !
50/50 JACKPOT POOL

Each shoot this year, we will offer two "Golden Flash Target" Jackpot pool opportunity. You will have the option to pay $10.00 to be included in this pool. There will be two hidden flash targets in each shoot, if you hit the target you will either win half the cash pot or split it with the one other shooter. The remainder of the 50/50 jackpot will stay in the pool until the next shoot and continue to build throughout the year.
The Jackpot as of March 24 is running at $335.00 rolling into the April 6th Shoot.
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month
SPG Browning Casual Clothing Sale
SPG has helped bring the Browning brand into a wide range of lifestyle categories by designing and developing products that capture the brand’s outdoorsman ethos and culture.

   At Day and Co. we can help you with make the right choice for all your Clothing needs !!
ENJOY
10 - 40% OFF
All SPG Browning Casual Clothing for the month of April!
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
Book an Instructor
Spring is a great time to refine your shot-gunning skills score or to just learn 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 and Instruction for all the details.
  
To book a lesson online, simply Click here  Silver Willow is very proud to offer Canada's largest roster of NSCA Instructors. 
 
After an Instruction, clients get 10% off any in store product with the exception of guns and shells.
Employee Feature
Ellie
We welcome Ellie back to Silver Willow for the summer season, she worked for us in 2016 in the Cafe. Ellie will now be working part time in reception, doing store inventory and as Josh's assistant.
Ellie has been accepted into the x-ray technician program in Calgary and will begin school in the fall. She likes working here because of the people, both staff and clients. On her bucket list is to first finish her education and second to travel.
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course
 
Saturday, April 27th -  registration deadline - April 24th 
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.

OR register for both courses at $295.00 + GST




Upcoming Course Dates - 
May 25th & 26th
Restricted Course
 
Sunday, April 28th - registration deadline - April 24th 
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 

Guest Blog Article
"Don’t Rush – or Be Rushed"
Musings of the Rookie - Sharing the Journey
It started as such an incredible day – and as a spoiler, in the grand scheme of things, it ended as an incredible day as well. The blessing started with the weatherman, who provided (as you may recall) +13 °C in mid-January and just enough scattered cloud to keep the glare down. The gentle breeze would be just enough to insert some interest into the game. I showed up an hour early to chat with a friend in the Gun Brothers Café. He was sitting with another friend who had brought a whole passel of teen grandkids. We all decided that the visit would be more fun on the course so out we went.
And that was the genesis of an illuminating day…

Corporate Team Building or Private Events
Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get everyone together. W hether it is family and friends, staff team building, or giving back to your clients. 

Ch eck out our extensive  "Book Your Event" page on the website and pick the Group Package Option that's perfect for your group!  

Contact Jessica today to book your event or for details
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Tuesday to Friday
Gil Ash Workshop
New Goose Nests
Kurtis, George and Josh spent a full day building and installing new goose nesting boxes along the wetland project on Silver Willows north lands. Don and his brother Allan built and installed new ground level boxes on the small island. We are excited about the promise that these will be bringing to the new Canada Goose population.
Feature Artist
" Winters Last Light "
12 X 12 - Original Oil and Cold Wax painting by Gwen Day

"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's go shooting!"

Don, Gwen and Josh Day

Hours of Operations Reminder
In 2013 we worked through a lengthy process to apply for and receive a new Country Approved Development Permit. Once we accepted the stipulations so that we could open the new summer Blue course, we also accepted very ridged rules about our hours of operation.
As you read our hours for both summer and winter, please understand they are a bylaw, not a suggestion or just a guideline. If people shoot past
5:00 pm cut off, it’s possible a neighbour will report that and we run the risk of being challenged on holding onto our development permit.
Please be aware of that rule and help us protect your opportunity to shoot at Silver Willow.
Summer Hours Apr 1 – Oct 31

Wednesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
(ceasefire at 7:55 pm)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
(ceasefire at 4:55 pm)

Blue Course - 14 Stations
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
Winter Hours Nov 1 – Mar 31

Thursday to Sunday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm or dusk

Call if the weather is colder then -15 C before you drive out
403-337-2490

Winter Course - 12 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field

30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490