This August marked Canoe and Kayak’s 35th year of publication and their 17th year recognizing the best companies in the industry. C&K celebrated their birthday in style at the 2008 Outdoor Retailer show, hosting a party attended by more than 300 people representing all sectors of the paddlesports industry.. Retailers from 384 specialty shops picked the awards for Boat Manufacturer of the Year and Accessory Manufacturer of the Year. Werner Paddles made a return to the stage after a couple years off as the Accessory Manufacturer of the Year. A relative new comer to the industry, Native Watercraft, was named Boat Manufacturer of the Year.

This is the anniversary video compiled by John Grace of Penstock Productions.

Read about the first ever Buyers Guide