Newsletter January 2023
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Important Reminder !!

This week, we will be open Dec 30th and 31st regular hours 9:00-5:00 and January 1st, New Year's Day from 10:00 to 5:00. We will be open on regular Winter Hours for the month of January.

Remember if it is -20C or below, please call to check if we are open before driving out.
Up Coming Events
Frosty Finger Shoot
Saturday January 21st
120 Clays - (Fun Shoot)

Pump Gun Shoot
Saturday February 25th
120 Clays - (Fun Shoot)

New registration links will be on our web site soon for all of the upcoming 2023 shoots. A separate email will be sent out as soon as they are all online as well.
Membership at Silver Willow
Silver Willow Membership auto renewals will go
through on March 1st, 2023. Membership prices will remain the same as last year.
If you are not planning on renewing your annual membership or your credit card has changed, please contact the clubhouse at 403-337-2490 or email us at www.silverwillow.ca to let us know before Feb 15th.
Shooting Stand Advertising
LOOKING FOR EFFECTIVE AFFORDABLE ADVERTISING?

Every year over 10,000 Sporting Clays enthusiasts from every walk of life spend time at our 24 shooting stations here at Silver Willow.

Many corporations and business owners - big and small - have seen a HUGE marketing advantage in buying an advertising spot on our
shooting stands.

There are a limited number of advertising spots available. Call or email today for details. $262.50 for the first year, includes GST and the sign with your logo. The subsequent annual fee is $175.00, due January 1st each year.

For more information contact the clubhouse at 403-337-2490 or
email us at info@silverwillow.ca
The Day and Co.
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
PRE-SHOT PLANNING
AUTHOR: LUTHER CUTTS, HEAD INSTRUCTOR (NSCA LEVEL 3), COMPETITOR
 
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 themethods 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.

Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course
Saturday, Jan 14th - registration deadline -
Jan 11th. 
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 - 
February 18/19th & March 18/19th
Restricted Course
 
Sunday, Jan 15th - registration deadline - Jan 11th 
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 2023 and receive $200.00 in store credit for your event.

Contact Anne today to book your event or for details.
Email: events@silverwillow.ca  
Direct Line: 587-834-2490
Tuesday to Friday
Feature Artist Gwen Day
" Down the Path of Peace "
(is available for viewing at the Silver Willow Gun Brothers Cafe)

This was inspired from an incredible hike in the amazing Rocky Mountains in Waterton National Park. This was a very exciting piece to create in the studio as I recalled our three day adventure with such fond memories. The lush green undergrowth off set by the dead standing trees was such a contrast and a message of hope. I have always loved the larch trees in the fall, they seem to celebrate the change of seasons with their magical golden glow. This is one of those paintings you need to see in person!

  • Artwork size: 36″ X 24 "
  • Finishing: Cradled Birch Panel (2” depth) ready to hang
  • Finished size: 36″X 24″
  • Medium: Oil and Cold Wax
  • Style: Impressionistic Landscape

or follow Gwen's painting adventures on Instagram
2023 Shoot Dates
January 21st – Frosty Finger Shoot 
Feb 25th – Pump Gun Shoot 
March 25th – Lorne Howes Cancer Fundraiser Shoot 
April 1 Silver Willow 35th Anniversary Shoot 
May 6th – Oilmen Shoot 
May 13th Junior Learn to Shoot 
June 9th Friday – Pheasant Forever Shoot
June 10th Saturday – Winchester 2 Person Team Shoot 
June 17th – Ladies Learn to Shoot 
August 26/27 – Summer Grand Slam Shoot 
Sept 16th – Buster Day Shoot (a.m.) / No Whining No Crying Shoot (p.m.)
October 14th – Fall Sporting Clays and Turkey Shoot
November 25th – Winter Classic Shoot



“Kindness Is Like Snow
-It Beautifies Eveything it Covers"

Kahlil Gibran


 Happy New Year!!
Thank you for making 2022 another great year at
Silver Willow. 
Don, Gwen and Josh Day
and Staff
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

*NOTE- in the winter if it's -20 C or below, please call to check if we remain open before driving out.

Winter Course - 14 Stations 
Green Course - 10 Stations
Duck Pond - 5 Stand
Skeet Field
International Wobble Trap
For A Reservation Book On Line or call 403-337-2490
30133-Rg Rd 20
Mountain View County
(403) 337-2490
info@silverwillow.ca