Abreast Deas Divas
Deas Slough. Doesn’t exactly inspire images of grandeur, does it. But despite its humble name, Deas is actually one of the most beautiful paddling locations in the lower mainland and home to the Deas Divas.
The Slough is located at the south end of the George Massey Tunnel, bordered by Deas Island park to the north and the farm fields of South Delta to the South. It is home to countless ducks, geese, eagles, sand pipers, herons and the occasional seal. It is, quite simply, a natural oasis.
The Divas are a unique breed of dragon boaters. As our name suggests, you need to have a certain propensity for waving like the queen, wearing the odd tiara and shrugging off the constant barrage of paparazzi! (Okay, maybe that last part is only in our minds!) But while we play the part of the diva on land, we are all athlete on the water, taking tremendous pride from working hard as a team (and we even have some hardware to show for it!) Our beloved coaches, Patricia and (GI)Jane, are committed to our success, constantly updating us with new and improved training techniques.
If you’re particularly observant on a Tuesday evening or Saturday morning from March to July, you just might catch a glimpse of a pink filled dragon boat streaking past under the highway bridge.
Map to Captain’s Cove Marina, 6100 Ferry Road, Delta, BC
By Christina Sestan