Silver Willow  

"Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility"  







                                   Proudly family owned and operated since 1988
January 2019
What's new at Silver Willow
 Hours of Operation

In January we are open only on Saturday and Sundays, from 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

** This year we will be closed the first weekend January 5 & 6. We will re-open for Saturday January 12th. 

Closed Monday through Friday
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  
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

Thinking of joining Silver Willow?
gives you the "Best Bang for your Buck"!
2019 Memberships are available now  @ $495.00  
Complete an automatic renewal form and never worry about 
missing your renewal again. 
Shoot Results
2018 Toy Drive
Winter Classic & Annual Christmas Toy Drive 
The toy drive was a huge success!! We received approximately $3,000.00 worth of toys and $220.00 in  gift cards.

The toys were collected from our clients, members and the Calgary Fire Fighters, through their toy collection. A special thank you to Gord and Joanne Robb. It's become quite a tradition and a way to give back to our community. Thank you to everyone who participated and make this effort so incredible. This year everything was donated to the Carstairs Lions Club for their 2018 Christmas Hamper efforts.
This year for the Winter Classic we had a great turn out of shooters, braving the cold and snow for this annual event. Congratulation to Shawn McNeil with a HOA score of 90/100.
Up Coming Events

2019 Silver Willow Shoot Calendar

Click on the link below the shoot to register
( all the links will be ready next month) 

Note - Pre-Registration closes at the end of the day, the
Wednesday before the Shoot / Event Date 

Jan 19th

Frosty Finger Shoot - 100 clays (Fun Shoot)
Feb 23rd
Pump Gun or Side by Side Shoot - 140 clays (Fun Shoot) 
Click here to register
March 23rd
Lorne Howes Cancer Shoot - 100 clays(Fun Shoot)    
April 6th
Silver Willow's Spring Opener - 200 clays (CNSCA/NSCA) 
April 27th
May 11th

Calgary Oilmen Invitational 150 clays
Ladies Learn to Shoot - Workshop
May 25th & 26th
Federal 400 Sat - 250 Sun - 400 clays (NSCA/CNSCA) 
June 1st
Pheasants Forever 4 Man Team Shoot (Fun Shoot)
June 2nd
Junior Learn to Shoot - Workshop 
July 12th,13th
& 14th
Stampede Grande Slam - 400 clays
August 24th
DU Two Man Team Shoot - 200 clays (Fun Shoot)
Sept 7th
Calgary Oilmen Invitational - 150 clays 
Sept 14th
Buster Day True Pair - 200 clays (NSCA/CNSCA)
Sept 15th 
No Whining No Crying Shoot - 140 clays (Fun Shoot) 
  (25 people minimum. Pre-registration required) 
Oct 5th 
Fall Turkey Shoot and Sporting Clays -100 clays + Turkey shoot games (Fun Shoot) 
Nov 30th
Winter Classic - 100 clays (Fun Shoot)

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

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non-Restricted Course  
Saturday, Jan 26th - registration deadline - Jan 23rd
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, Jan 27th - registration deadline - Jan 23rd
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 - Canadian Firearms Safety Course

Upcoming Course Dates
Feb 16th & 17th
The Day and Co. Feature of the Month

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 or   
Feature Article - by Luther Cutts
Pre Shoot Planning
As shooters progress and improve, most find that the actions they take before the call for the target have a significant impact on their success in breaking the target. I have heard it said that up to 75% of targets are lost before the shooter calls for the target. I suspect there are other techniques that can help with shooter consistency, but I teach and advocate the methods advanced by the NSCA Instructor Program, namely, "Pre-shot planning" and "Pre-shot routine". There can be some confusion regarding these two important practices, so I will attempt to bring some clarity to each of these constructs - Pre-shot planning in this monthly installment, and Pre-shot routine in the next piece.   

Book an Instructor
Instructional Sessions
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 
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.

Please book your instruction at least 3 days in advance.

Corporate Team Building or Private Events  

Dates are going fast, so book early for your companies 
2019 Team Building event today ! 

Our guided, private events and BBQ's are a great way to get  
everyone together.   
Whether it is family and friends,  
staff team building, or giving back to your clients Silver Willow offers the right package for your special event.  
Check 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:   or call her  Direct Line: 587-834-2490   
"In the New Year, never forget to give thanks to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! 
Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!"
Mehmet Murat Ildan 
 Happy New Year
Thank you for making this another fantastic year at Silver Willow
  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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