First Name: George Ross
Last Name: Harper
Sport: Target Shooting
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1982
Home Town: New Glasgow
County: Pictou County

George Ross Harper, a native of New Glasgow, first made the Bisley Team as a high school cadet in 1955. The Bisley is a Commonwealth target shooting competition in which the best shooters in the Commonwealth compete. In order to qualify, Harper had to compete locally against sixty shooters, of which 12 would qualify for the Canadian competition in Ottawa. The Ottawa shoot would select 18 shooters from a field of five hundred.

Against these odds, George Harper qualified eight times, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1972, 1973 and 1975. George Ross Harper was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1982.

Harper passed away on February 19th, 2015.


• He was invited to shoot against the best in the US
• 1981, presented with an Ontario Acheivement Award
• Harper qualified 8 times to rep. Canada at worlds