Don Gough interview




EKOS Communications
Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia
Searle, D. Richard (Donald Richard), 1951

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Donald (Don) George Gough interviewed by Rick Searle. Gough speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1967-2002), and the contract work he still does today. He lists the parks he worked in, including Emory Creek and Manning Park, plus the various roles he played, including district manager in three districts. Green discusses his most memorable experiences, which include being the construction foreman for Lightning Lakes campground in Manning Park, working with Tony Hammond, the youth crew program, managing Manning Park and his role as Okanagan district manager. He names his biggest accomplishments, such as construction at Lightning Lake, reconstruction of Mule Deer; building in the Okanagan; extensions at Bear Creek, South park, North park; Okanagan Falls; and Haines Point. Part of Elders’ Council for Parks in British Columbia oral history interview series, collected for the documentary BC Parks: Celebrating 100 Years of Recreation and Protection available at


Interviews conducted by Rick (D. Richard) Searle, Pentiction 2006. Gough interview running time: 0:00-18:20, Quicktime H.264 file. Donated to UVic Archives in 2008 by Rick Searle executive producer of EKOS Communications.


Gough, Donald George, Elders Council for Parks of British Columbia, British Columbia. Forest Service., British Columbia. Parks Division., Parks--British Columbia