Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
April 2018
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation

Summer Hours begins April 4th

Wednesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm ( or dusk)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Summer Blue Course will be opened as soon as snow levels allow access.

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.
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.   
If your Membership has expired (as of March 1st) and have not renewed by MARCH 30th, you can still use your clays by converting them to "Non-member clays". The cost is .27 cents per clay.  Once you have converted your clays you will then need to book a non member guided shoot, to use up your clays OR renew your membership and your clays will simply transfer to your new membership clay card at no cost. 

Want to become a new member its easy apply today!


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).
Spring is a great time to refine your Shot-gunning skills.
Instructor: Denean 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. Check out our website at under Education then click Shooting Lessons.

Please book your instruction at least 3 days in advance.
Shoot Results
30th Anniversary Shoot

On March 17th Silver Willow Sporting Club hosted it's 30th Anniversary shoot. The weather held off and there was a gentle snow and warmer temperatures all day. We enjoyed an fantastic attendance, what an awesome group to have out on this special occasion! 
Thanks to all of these who joined us.  
                                     30 Gun Salute


Congratulations to the Day family and all the staff

(new and old) for 30 years. 

The winner of the 30th Anniversary shoot was Bob Ferguson, with an HOA score of 179
Don and Gwen with winner Bob Ferguson.  Congratulations Bob.
Up Coming Events -
Click on the link below and book now for any of this years events ! 

2018 Shoot Calendar 

April 7th - Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 (NR)
                  Click here to register
April 21st - Pump Gun Shoot - 140 (NR)
                     Click here to register
April 28th - Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 (NR) 
                    Click here to email the organizer  or call 403-512-9678
May 5th - Shoot for the Cure - 75 (NR)
                  Click here to register
May 12th - Ladies Learn to Shoot - 50 (NR)
                     Click here to register

May 26th - Pheasant Fever Shoot - 4 Man Team Shoot (NR)

                   By Pheasants Forever Calgary

                   Click here to register 

June 2nd - Two Man Team Shoot - Ducks Unlimited -200 (NR)
                     Click here to register
June 9th- Junior Learn to Shoot - 50 (N/R) FREE
                  Click here to register
June 16th - Delta Waterfowl Shoot (NR)
                    (Sorry Cancelled)                         
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)
               Click here to register 
Aug 18th - Alberta Provincial Shoot (CNSCA)
                   Click here to register 
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)
                   Click here to register
Sept 16th - No Whining No Crying Shoot - 140 (NR)
                   Click here to register   
                        (25 people minimum. Pre-registration required) 
October 6th - Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays -100 (NR) 
                         Click here to register
December 8th - Winter Classic - 100 (NR) 
                             Click here to register 

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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, April 14th - registration deadline - April 11th
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, April 15th - registration deadline - April 11th
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
May 26th & 27th
June 9th & 10th
Silver Willow's New Website
Be sure to check out our new website at for the latest news and upcoming events.
We have many new ways for members to keep up to date with what is happening at Silver Willow. Members can now register for shoots on line with advanced booking prices.

Members can go to the members page and book using their online access to the Supersaas calendar. 
                              Online Gift Cards are now available
Update On Renovations

The renovations started in the fall of 2017 and continued right through the winter (when weather permitted).  We are certainly seeing progress. We are working towards having the addition to the clubhouse completed this Spring. Come on out and book a shoot time & check out the changes for yourself .

   Dec 2017
Fall of 2017









February 2018


Our White Winter Friend
This winter we had a resident weasel on the course. Maybe some of you remember seeing him. This little guy hung out around station #1 all winter long.

NSCA Level 1 Instructors Course
Instructor Stu with fellow shooters
The next NSCA  Level One Instructor course will be held at Silver Willow Sporting Club on

Friday, April 20, Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. 

Training will be facilitated by our resident instructor Luther Cutts. The course will cover fundamentals of firearm safety and how to get new shooters to hit targets.
If you are interested in obtaining this certification, or you would like to know more about it, please follow this link or contact Luther at
Andrew Harvison

In Alberta from May 2018,

Services based out of

Silver Willow

       Shooting Lessons      
  For Intermediate to the Very  

Andrew is a British Open Sporting Champion and a qualifier for the English team in all three domestic disciplines.
   Andrew has credentials for coaching on European driven hunts and skeet where he was English champion numerous times.  Andrew has been the technical skeet coaching author for many years for a prestigious British magazine.  

Andrew is extremely skilled and a UK Certified instructor, gun maker and expert gun fitter.
Inquires & Reservations     Please Email

The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

Gear Up For Spring Sale: 
     All Beretta, Benelli and Franchi Shotguns 10% off 
and All Beretta Clothing 50% off.
(While Quantities Last)

 We are here at Day and Co.  to help you!!

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   
Feature Article - by Luther Cutts


Behind the Scenes - Some of the lesser- known aspects of hosting a registered competitive event

Most of us roll in to the shoot grounds, visit with our friends, have fun shooting the course, enjoy a meal and some more visiting and then head for home. Unless you have been helping with the shoot, you are likely not aware of the amount of effort required to make the event a success. It is my hope that when you have finished reading this post, you will have an appreciation for the work that goes into making your shooting experience the best it can be.
Before the event
Long before the first shooter arrives, the club hosting the shoot has spent considerable time planning out the shoot calendar for the year. The larger clubs have full calendars, and they frequently have most of their dates set up in October for the following year. They need to ensure they are not in conflict with other clubs and that the dates they want to use for their event are appropriate.
Once the date has been determined, the club will need to ensure that the association under which the targets are registered finds the dates acceptable as well. This is another check to ensure there are no conflicts.
With an approved date, the club then needs to determine what the structure of the event will look like. Will it be one day or two? Will it be standard sporting clays, or will there be other elements to the event, such as sub-gauge events, a Preliminary event, specialty events (pump action and/or side-by-side), Super Sporting or International Sporting (FITASC) events. The club needs to strike a balance between too many targets, which simply wears people out, and too few targets, which makes travelling to the event less appealing.


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
Direct Line: 587-834-2490 
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