Newsletter September 2021
Canada's Premier Shotgun Sports Facility
Up Coming Events
Buster Day True Pair Shoot

Saturday September 18th

Annual Fun Shoot - 120 Clays -

In Remembrance of Buster Day
Don Day's Dad

Fall Sporting Clays and Turkey Shoot

Saturday October 2nd

Annual Fun Shoot - 120 Clays -

Last Months Events
Integrity 2 Person Team Shoot - August 28th
This annual shoot is one of the most popular shoots of the year. It was a wonderful day to shoot! We had 36 teams join us this year.

Our thanks goes out to Integrity Group Companies who sponsors this annual shoot.
Congratulations to our winning team, Ryan Bannerholt and Kevin Cole
with a combined HOA overall of 208.
Great Shooting Guys!!!

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 or
Blast From The Past
Level 1 Instructors Course
Silver Willow will be hosting our 5th Level I Instructor course on October 15/16/17, 2021.

The Level I course is designed to provide competent, experienced shooters with the knowledge and ability they need to teach the fundamentals of shot gunning to beginning or novice shooters. The eligibility requirements for
----------------------------------the course are:

  • Be an active member of NSCA
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have at least two years of shotgun shooting experience
  • Have taken lessons (2 hours) from Level II or equivalent before the course
  • Meet the Shooting Proficiency Requirement by EITHER having earned an NSCA C-Class rating at some point and shot a minimum of 3,000 lifetime registered targets OR by passing a basic Shooting Proficiency Test (SPT) during the course.

The class is limited to 12 participants. You can reserve your position on the course by registering online by clicking this link. Introducing new shooters to the clay target sports in a safe and enjoyable way is a rewarding experience. If you are interested or would like to learn more about this training, please contact Luther at
 We will be looking for volunteer students for the instructors in training. 

There will be three sessions available, volunteers can chose one:
- Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon.
New shooters or novice shooters preferred .
The cost of instruction for volunteers is free,
you will need Gun, clays and shells at your cost.
Silver Willow has rental guns and clays and shells available for purchase.

If you are interested, please contact Luther at
Canadian Firearms Safety Course
Non Restricted Course

Saturday, September 25th - registration deadline -September 22nd
Course time 8:00 am till 4:00 pm
(at minimum), 
Individual testing 4:00 - 7:00pm (approximately) 
$195.00 + GST, includes: coffee, tea and water.
OR register for both courses at $295.00 + GST

Upcoming Course Dates -
Courses are not available in October
November 13th & 14th
Restricted Course
Sunday, September 26th - registration deadline -
September 22nd 
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 

Guest Blog Article



The demand for instructors in the shotgun sports is constantly increasing. It would appear that more and more people are recognizing the benefits of learning in a structured environment, and thereby advancing their shotgun skill sets faster and more efficiently.
Not all instructors, however, are created equal, and the informed consumer should be able to determine if a specific instructor is going to be a good fit for them.

Look Who Was Visiting Silver Willow
During the smoky days of August this unusual looking, white nosed Moose was checking out what Silver Willow had to offer!
Feature Artwork for the Month
" Take A Long View "

This is a 12 X 10 in. original oil painting, framed.
Gwen Day ( co-owner of Silver Willow) painted this on site (in Plein Air)
at Cascade Ponds near Banff, looking north.
This painting was juried into the Leighton Centres “In The Open Air” 
Show which starts Sept 11th until Oct 24th. On the weekend of Sept 11/12, they are hosting a "Paint the Foothills Art Competition" that Gwen will be participating in. She will have some additional "plein air" paintings in the weekend only, tent show along with some Alberta’s Top Plein Air painters. 

The Leighton Centre resides on some 80 acres with one of the most stunning views of the Rockies in Alberta,
it’s an easy drive south from Calgary.
 Hope you come out for this special event and say hello,
Gwen will be there all weekend.
To make a difference in someone`s life, you don`t have to be
 brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect.
You just have to care!!
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

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