Taking home the biggest award of the evening, the team members of the Trans-Territorial Canoe Expedition smiled big as they accepted the $2,500 Expedition Grant check presented by Shred Ready, the first year it was presented at the Canoe & Kayak Awards.

Their expedition involved running a four-month, 2,600-mile canoe journey across Canada’s Northern Territories. Their trek remained almost entirely above 60 degrees latitude as the four Midwesterners made their way from the Pacific Ocean to Hudson Bay.

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