Newsletter June 2022
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Up Coming Events
Pheasant Forever -
4 Person Team Shoot

Friday, June 10th

To register contact Terri Bass 403-336-1145 or email
Ladies Learn-to-Shoot

Saturday June 18th - Start Time 10:00 AM

2- hour Learn-to-Shoot Event
Designed for very new or first time shooters. Sponsored Silver Willow and Alberta Sporting Clays Association.

Only 10 Spaces Left
pre-register soon.
This event always sells out early!

Winchester 2 Person Team Shoot

Saturday, June 25th

200 Clay - Fun Shoot

Last Month's Results
Super Sporting, event results

Saturday May 7th - 120 Clays

This year we hosted a Super Sporting event. This shoot is similar to regular sporting clays except that Super Sporting has three or more clay machines with different presentations for the shooter. We had a good turnout for this event & it was a great day for all who participated!

Ally congratulates Stu Carter as the winner with a HOA 113/120 Excellent Shooting Stu!

Junior Learn - To - Shoot

Saturday June 14th

We had a great group of Juniors (both boys and girls) ranging from 12-17 years old. Many of the youth had never shot a gun before. Each Junior shot about 25 rounds and then enjoyed a BBQ hot dog lunch. The Juniors used a variety of shotguns from 410's, 28 gauge and 12 gauge.

Our thanks goes out to Don Terrio who did the safety talk and helped organize the shooting squads. We could not have done the Junior Learn to Shoot without our awesome instructors who volunteered their time!!
We would like to say a HUGE thanks to all of you.
Silver Willow's Annual Staff Party
May 20th - 2022
This how your team,
likes to party
here at Silver Willow
FITASC - Introductory Event

On April 23 & 24th - Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3) and shotgun competitor hosted a Sold Out FITASC event at Station 6 on the Blue Course. There were 40 shooters who participated in this 2 day event.

FITASC Sporting is the European version of sporting clays. There are a few different formats, depending on the size of the event.
In Canada, we most frequently see the "old style" layouts, which consist of a parcour (layout) with three shooting positions and five or six target throwers. Five single targets and one or two pairs are shot from each shooting station, for a total of 25 targets per parcour. Ideally, there are six shooters on a squad, and each shooter will start one sequence per layout. The rotation can be a bit confusing at first, but it is actually fairly simple to grasp.

Celebration of Life for Bob Ferguson

On May 14th Bob Ferguson's wife Barb & family, along with Silver Willow held a Celebration of Life in honour of Bob, here at Silver Willow. We would like to thank everyone who attended the service & shared their kind words and memories of Bob.

 At the clubhouse entry there is a new bench, in remembrance of Bob.
Corporate Team Building or Private Events
Our guided, private events and BBQs are a great way to get everyone together, 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 our Events Coordinator (Anne) today to book your event or for details.
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Book an Instructor
Prepare for the Spring Shooting Season Ahead. Take a lesson to refine your shotgunning skills!
Private and semi private lessons are available at a per hour rate.
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 session, clients get 10% off any in-store product with the exception of guns and shells
Day and Co.
June Clothing Sale
60% Off

SELECTED Clothing Products for the
Month of June!!
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
For Your Information

If you get out to the Green Course and find that you have forgotten a score card. No need to worry - the mail box is stocked with score cards and pencils. Just check inside the box and help yourself. Please let the ladies at reception know if it needs to be restocked.
BLOG Article - by Instructor Denean Tomlin

Author: Denean Tomlin, Silver Willow, Instructor (NSCA Level 1), Competitor & Lady Gun (@Calgaryladyguns)

Growing up on a farm, I was exposed to guns, hunting and sport shooting at an early age. My first shooting experience was shooting bottle caps off of the bushes with a .22 rifle from a picnic table. My dad took my brother and me out for an afternoon of fun and to learn a little gun safety. A few years later I worked on Saturday mornings (because I was told to) at the local trap club, sitting in the bunker setting clay targets for the shooting league. It wasn’t until 30 years later, on a beautiful day in September when I was introduced to Sporting Clays. I was invited on a date to join an experienced shooter and give it a go. The reason I point out those two facts ladies, “on a date” and “experienced shooter”, is to illustrate that there were so many reasons to be nervous. So many things running through my mind…guns are fun but kinda scary, what if I make a fool of myself, what do I wear, I think I like this guy…yikes!
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course & Restricted Course

Not Available in June
Up Coming Course Dates
July 16th & 17th
Aug 13th & 14th

Non Restricted  - Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm (at minimum), Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm (approximately). 
$201.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water.
Restricted - Course time 8:00 am till 12:00 pm (at minimum), 
Individual testing 12:00 - 2:30pm (approximately).
 $155.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water. 

OR register for both courses at $301.00 + GST 

Feature Artist
“Awakening “
11 X 14 Painted en Plein Air (on location) at Mount Lorette Ponds
In Kananaskis Country in May 2022
Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all…. Experiences to enjoy!
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
International Wobble Trap
Winter Hours Nov 1 – Mar 31

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

by reservation, call 403-337-2490
or book on line

Call if below -20 C

Winter Course - 14 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
International Wobble Trap
30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490