WATTS, Reginald "Reg"

Reg Watts of West Vancouver wrote that quintessential B.C. title, The Bathtub Races (West Vancouver: R.J. Watts & Associates, 1976), an appreciation of the Nanaimo-born annual rite of bathtub racing across the Strait of Georgia since 1967. He also self-published his own coastal play about Native people in the 1870s, In The Blood (Vancouver: Watts Associates, 1974), commissioned for the B.C. Centennial by the North Vancouver Arts Council. He was born in London, England in 1926 and lived in India, Singapore and Nigeria before coming to Canada in 1960. Following studies at UBC and SFU, he taught English and Communications at Vancouver Community College. Also a painter, he has illustrated and provided photography for educational books.

[BCBW 1992] "Fringe" "First Nation"