Newsletter March 2022
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Membership at Silver Willow Auto Renews
March 1st 2022
It is renewal time! Your membership will automatically process on
March 1st 2022.
 Thank you for your loyalty to Silver Willow, it is truly our privilege to serve such amazing clientele.

***If you have a credit card change in the past year, please call the clubhouse to do any updates needed before March 1st. 403-337-2490
Changes to membership after March 1st 2022 will be subject to an administration fee.
Waiver of Liability/Team Lead Form 2022
We would ask all members to stop by the reception desk, next time you are shooting, to sign & complete a 2022 Team Lead / Waiver of Liability form. This form covers insurance requirements and provides us with the names of regular guests, also ensuring that they have seen the safety video. Your assistance in completing these in a timely manner is greatly appreciated.
Up Coming Events
Lorne Howes Cancer Fundraiser Shoot
Saturday March 26th
100 Clays - (Fun Shoot)
$30 from every entry fee is donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

Silver Willow Spring Opener
Saturday April 2nd
120 Clays - Super Sport
(Fun Shoot)

CNSCA / NSCA REGISTRATION
The Spring Opener will have an additional option to have your targets registered with CNSCA, NSCA, or both. Here’s how:

1.Complete your regular online registration for the Spring Opener.
2.Renew or enroll with the association(s) of your choice in advance and
directly with the association(s). We will not be doing registrations at
the shoot.
  • CNSCA: send an e-transfer to Treasurer@CNSCA.ca. Contact Candis at Treasurer@CNSCA.ca for more details.
  • NSCA: find links and instructions for renewal or registration on their website.
3.Bring your proof of association membership to Silver Willow on the
day of the shoot.
4.The fee to have your targets registered will be $10.00 for each
association, which can be paid on the day of the shoot.
5.There will only be a prize for top score in each association, no class
prizes

NOTE ***You can now renew your CNSCA membership or even purchase a new CNSCA membership by sending an etransfer to Treasurer@CNSCA.ca
Contact CNSCA Treasurer, or email Candis at Treasurer@CNSCA.ca for more details.
NOTE ****NSCA Renew or enrol instructions are found here. NSCA
Email store@silverwillow.ca to request being registered and with which associations.

Last Months Results
Pump Gun Shoot
February 26th

The Pump Gun was designed and introduced in 1893 by John Browning, and had revolutionary features, style & handling abilities.

This year we had a great turn out of shooters! The use and enjoyment of the good ole Pump Gun is still going strong.

Congratulations to Jason DeJong who was the winner with a HOA of 109/120. Jason is pictured here with his daughter Julia, who he was shooting with today.

There was a shoot off between Jason DeJong and Allan Duan.
Great Shooting to both of you!

Farwell to Bob
It is with heartfelt sorrow that we say good bye to Bob Ferguson. Bob was a long-time member, Instructor and guide here at Silver Willow. He held a very special place in our hearts. Bob's true passion was sporting clays as a competitor and especially as an instructor as he found great joy in sharing his love of the sport with others. He spent countless hours here at Silver Willow and was one of the Alberta's top shooter! Bob was constantly developing his skills striving to be the best he could possibly be. His great personality, sense of humour and willingness to Instruct new shooters, as well as guide and share his passion for shotgun shooting, was a blessing to all of us here at Silver Willow. He will be deeply missed by everyone. Bob passed away suddenly on Feb13th 2022.
Click here to view Bob's Obituary and to leave your condolences to his wife Barb and family.
Bob - Winner of the 30th Anniversary Shoot 2018
With Don & Gwen
Bob - Winner of the 2022 Frosty Finger Shoot
Bob - Shooting in 2014
Bob, instructing a new student the proper techniques of shooting Sporting Clays. One of his passions.
Welcome Anne
Hello! I’m excited to get to know and serve the Silver Willow community as Events Coordinator. A bit about me….my family emigrated from Ireland when I was young, and I spent my formative years growing up in Calgary.
Our family moved to the Carstairs area to raise our 3 preschool children almost 17 years ago! My two older children have moved out, and my youngest is about to graduate from High School. Life is bittersweet indeed.
I have enjoyed working, teaching, and volunteering in Mountain View County for many years. I am now firmly a country girl at heart and love this part of Alberta.
Silver Willow is a special community in addition to its unique shogun sports facility, I’m eager to learn and participate in this sport soon. I look forward to meeting and serving the members and corporate partners for this upcoming season. My thanks to all of you that have given me such a warm welcome to Silver Willow!
FITASC
Introduction to FITASC Sporting

Josh has graciously agreed to set up an “old style” parcour on the blue course during the
weekend of April 23 and 24. We are doing this to give folks a chance to see the game of FITASC
Sporting up close, but outside of the competitive setting. That is to say the layout will be run like you will find at a World Cup or a Gran Prix event, but it will also include assistance from the referee and even some coaching for those who would like the help. At a big competition, you can expect no help from the officials. During this demonstration, we will provide as much help as we can. We want this to be fun and educational at the same time.

If you are curious and have 20 minutes, Ed Solomons, a FITASC World Champion, has a decent video on YouTube at Click the link below.
Guest Fee
Just a Reminder!
Members, their spouse and anyone18 and under
in their family are covered under their current membership fee.

If you bring guests, there will be a guest fee of
$10.00 per person per visit.

Those members who would prefer to pay a yearly guest fee pass,
can purchase this at $200.00.
The Day and Co.
March is Gun Cleaning Month
ENJOY
15% OFF
All Gun Cleaning Supplies for the Month of March!!

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
BLOG Article - Luther Cutts

Author: Luther Cutts, Head Instructor (NSCA Level 3) and shotgun competitor


Care for a firearm is an important enough topic to warrant its own chapter in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.  There are several reasons for this – proper care and maintenance will ensure the firearm is in good condition the next time it is put to use, and it will help maintain the investment in the firearm.  Cleaning the firearm helps the owner/user retain their familiarity with the firearm, and it can reveal potential problems before they manifest themselves are big issues.  It is far better to find a lose or cracked part when cleaning than to loose it while shooting, or have it break and leave you with a non-functioning firearm.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course - FULL
Saturday, March 19th -
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.
OR register for both courses at $301.00 + GST

Upcoming Course Dates - 
April 9th & April 30th
No June Course
Restricted Course
Sunday, March 20th - registration deadline - Mar 16th 
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 

Corporate Team Building or Private Events
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. 

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

Book before March 1st for your event in 2022 and receive $200.00 in store credit for your event.

Contact our Events Coordinator today to book your event or for details
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Feature Artist
“Headwaters”
9 X 12 Oil on wood panel.
The headwaters of the Columbia River BC. $436.00 framed
LET GO OF WHAT'S GONE.
BE GRATEFUL FOR WHAT REMAINS.
LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT'S COMING!
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
info@silverwillow.ca