2016 AWARDS GALLERY

Welcome to 2016 C&K Awards. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
The line for the beer ends here. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Rutabaga Paddlesports owner Darren Bush knows how to make friends. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Ice luge antics, a regular at the 2016 C&K Awards. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
The venerable Rob Lesser with a friend. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
We should have brought a bigger red carpet... Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
C&K's Dave Shively and Rush Sturges talk "Chasing Niagra" film promotion before the show. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Who needs table service when you got this guy sitting with you? Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
MC Tyler Bradt takes a quiet moment backstage before opening the show. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
It was a packed house at the 2016 C&K Awards. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Tyler Bradt opens the 2016 C&K Awards. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Jim Coffey accepts the Paddle with Purpose award for the Whitewater Healing organization at the 2016 C&K Awards. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Dane Jackson won this year's Male Paddler of the Year, accepted via video. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Winners of the Dream Adventure $10000 grant presented by NEXEN TIre. Evan Garcia and Eric Parker are leading the charge of the Patagonian Triple Crown. “This is a trip I’ve dreamt of for years. This expedition will bring a group of 4 paddlers to the furthest corners of Chile to descend its three most infamous rivers from their source to the Pacific Ocean." - Garcia. Photo by Mike Misselwitz
Dale Sanders wins the embodies the Spirit of Adventure, winning this award for his source-to-sea paddle of the Mississippi River. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Dale Sanders wins the 2016 Spirit of Adventure Award. Photo by Mike Misselwitz
A jubilant reaction from the Rediscover North America team as their winning Expedition of the Year is announced. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
The Rediscover North America crew wins the 2016 Expedition of the Year Award. Photo by Mike Misselwitz
Dixie Maree presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Payson Kennedy. Photo by Mike Misselwitz
Payson Kennedy accepts this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Payson Kennedy during his acceptance speech. Wasn't hard to see why this guy is such a legend. Photo by Mike Misselwitz
Dale Sanders, winner of Spirit of Adventure, after the show. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt
Dream Adventure winners, Evan Garcia and Eric Parker, already deep in planning mode with Rob Lesser after the show. Photo by Aaron Black-Schmidt

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