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Stephen Johnson

SHooting Athlete - Inducted 1982

Stephen Johnson began his shooting career in the late 1920s and by the 1930s, he had achieved his highest levels. He quickly vaulted to international acclaim with a number of first, second, and third-place finishes. High place finishes in eight events in 1933 earned him the title of Premier Marksman. He was named to Canada's Bisley Cup Team from 1932 to 1938. In 1933, he served as president of the Civilian Rifle Association. Stephen Johnson authored the book "Shoot to Live". His coaching techniques have been used for many years by the Canadian Armed Forces.

After Induction

For a number of years, there was a shooting range in northeast Calgary named the Steve Johnson Range that was located adjacent to the Calgary International Airport. It was the host venue for the 1998 SFC Canadian National Championships. The shooting range closed on April 30, 2013, when the City of Calgary ended its lease of the property.


Stephen was born June 15, 1905 in Dundas, Ontario. He passed away January 9, 1982.