Victor Bopp, Gordon MacDonald and Jim Delikatny interviews




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

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Victor Bopp interviewed by Rick Searle. Bopp speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1963-1995) and the parks he worked in. He touches on the changes he witnessed over the years, especially in terms of training, regulations, unions and increased public awareness of environmental issues. Gordan MacDonald interviewed by Rick Searle. MacDonald speaks about his employment with BC Parks (1960-1996) and various roles, such as district manager in the regions of Fort St. John area/Peace-Liard , Prince George and Terrace/Skeena-Charlotte. He names the parks he worked in as well as his most memorable experiences, including his work with aboriginal groups, grizzly bear management and various park management projects. Jim Delikatny interviewed by Rick Searle. Delikatny speaks about his employment with BC Parks from 1956 to 1988 in various roles such as machine operator, foreman, regional supervisor (Prince George) and district manager (Squamish/Garibaldi 1966-1988). Delikatny names the parks he worked in and describes his time in BC Parks. He sees Garibaldi park as the jewel of his career, along with the trail to Black Tusk, the road to Whistler and skiing experiences. The recovery program in Garibaldi park and Black Tusk area are mentioned amongst his major accomplishments. 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 found at


Interviews conducted by Rick (D. Richard) Searle, Penticton 2006. Bopp interview running time: 0:00-19:11, Quicktime H.264 file. Sound cuts out at 15:15, resumes at 15:27. MacDonald running time: 19:12-38:58, Quicktime H.264 file. Delikatny interview running time: 39:00-53:02,Quicktime H.264 file. Donated to UVic Archives in 2008 by Rick Searle executive producer of EKOS Communications.


Bopp, Victor, Elders Council for Parks of British Columbia, British Columbia. Forest Service., British Columbia. Parks Division., Parks--British Columbia, MacDonald, Gordon, Delikatny, Jim