Ed Grandan
ATA # 9303558



John Stoik

ATA# 8606844



Ken McDowell
ATA # 9701580 

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2016 Provincial Flash Target Ceremony, Edmonton



​Edward Grandan passed away September 22, 2017, He was 73. Ed enjoyed the outdoors particularly hunting and fishing. He was an avid trap shooter and shot his first ATA targets in 1993. He was a member of Alberta Hunter Education and Instructors Association with a passion for teaching novice shooters proper techniques.​



John Henry Stoik passed away December 31st, 2017 at the age of 73. John was a Life member of the ATA and APTA, contributing countless hours and years of volunteer work to the sport of trapshooting. John started shooting registered trap in 1986 and won the Canadian Singles Championship in 1993.



Kenneth George McDowell passed away peacefully in Calgary on February 23, 2018 at the age of 91. Ken was especially passionate about his involvement with the Claresholm Trap Club and enjoyed many accolades for his skills.


The APTA has added this completed careers section on our site to honour Albertan shooters who have passed. This page will serve as a an annual compilation where the fallen shooters will be remembered, and links to services, and obituaries can be found.


During the final Sunday of our Provincial tournament, we hold an annual "Flash-Target" ceremony to recognize the many fine people that we have enjoyed our past time with. After a moment of silence, one or more members are chosen to join the firing line to shoot for their fallen friend. If you know of any Alberta shooters that have passed, please let our secretary know, so they may be added here, and to this memorial event.



2017/2018 fallen

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