Team Canada, F-Class World Championship, Raton, NM, 2013

Team Canada, America Match, Connaught Range, 2014

Team Canada

Eric Bisson, Team Captain

Eric lives just outside Calgary, Alberta in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. He lives on an acreage with his wife Heather and their three kids Dylan, Julia and Kirsten. Growing up in the heart of Alberta’s ranch country provided endless opportunities for hunting and outdoor pursuits including target shooting. Eric and his father spent countless hours hunting Big Horn Sheep, elk, and moose in the mountains and deer in the prairies. Eric began competitive shooting at the age of fifteen. He shot small bore and air rifle and experienced many successes as a member of the Alberta Team. He soon began to travel and made the Junior National Team. In the following year he made the Canadian Senior National Team and soon a spot on the Olympic training team.

In meeting his wife Heather, starting a family and a construction business competitive shooting fell to the wayside. Eric still continued to be an avid hunter during this period and even began guiding big game hunts. About 5 years ago Eric decided to join the Rosebud Shooting Club and it was there that he got hooked on long range full bore shooting. He was soon in the pursuit of building competitive rifles, learning as much about precision reloading and reading the wind. He has achieved success on the provincial, national and international levels.

Eric has won several provincial titles in the F- Open class and is the current 2013 Western Canadian F-Open champion. Eric was captain and shooting member of the winning team in 2012 and 2013 at the Western Canadian Championships. He was honoured this spring when it was announced that he had been chosen to be captain and lead the Canadian team in the 2017 World Championships. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, quading, water sports, and spending time at his cabin in Montana with family and friends.

Brian L.J. Mylleville, Adjutant

Brian grew up on a tobacco farm in Southwestern Ontario where he spent many hours in pursuit of small game and varmints.  Following graduation from the University of Western Ontario in 1991, his career in geotechnical engineering took him to British Columbia.  Brian resides in Chilliwack, BC with his wife, Egles and sons, Matthew and Noah.  Each fall, Brian sets aside time from his busy schedule to hunt, a pastime that he now enjoys with his sons.  Since 2008, Brian has been competing as an F-Class shooter at the Club, Provincial, National and International levels.  He is a life member of the Mission & District Rod & Gun Club, member of the Dominion of Canada Rife Association and Vice-President of the British Columbia Rifle Association.    As an FTR shooter, Brian is a three-time winner of the British Columbia Sierra ISSF Provincial Championship and two-time winner of the Lieutenant Governor’s Prize at the British Columbia Provincial F-Class Championship.

Bill Watts, Training Coordinator

William (Bill) Watts grew up in a rural environment in the western part of Canada and calls Calgary, Alberta home. Bill served with the 746 Communication Squadron (Calgary) and is a practising professional engineer. Project positions have seen Bill and his wife Marlene relocate several times to some interesting and fascinating locations, to construct energy infrastructure projects in both North and South America. Bill is an avid reader, and considers his favourite authors to be Robert A. Heinlein, John D. MacDonald and Robertson Davies. While the relocations have been rewarding both personally and professionally (the SCUBA diving was certainly better in Mexico than Alberta), the absence of participating in competitive shooting sports was sorely felt. Making up for an absence from shooting, Bill has been active in competing not only at the local range, but in neighboring provinces and states. Bill is the reigning champion of the 2012 Western Canada Regional F-Class Championship and the 2012 Alberta Provincial Fullbore Championship, both in F-TR. This is his second appearance on the Canadian World F-Class Championship Team, having previously competed inBisley England on the 2009 Canadian F(Restricted) Team.