The event was hosted by sprint athlete Bernadette Wallace, who won 2 World Cup gold medals this year, and by Jez Jezz, Chair of the AC Freestyle Technical Committee and bronze medalist at the 2013 Freestyle World Championships.
In attendance on the evening were the AC board, Fiona Scott MP, Ray Williams MP & Ross Fowler, mayor of Penrith, amongst others.
Awards were presented in 16 categories, to the following winners:
Coach of the Year – Jimmy Owens and Myriam Fox
Master Canoeist of the Year – Julie Jenkinson
Award of Merit – Andrea Wood, Bruce Cameron, Jez and Matthew Heard
Excellence Award – Anthea Courtney
Photo of the Year – Sarah Woolford
Technical Official of the Year – Mark Murray
Service to Canoeing – Peter Grant
ParaCanoeist of the Year – Kara Kennedy
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Non Olympic) – Sebastian Spinks
Junior Canoeist of the Year (Olympic) – Rebecca Mann
Team of the Year – Junior Women C1 (Georgia Rankin, Noemie
Fox and Alexandra Broome)
Canoeist of the Year (Non Olympic) – Michael Leverett
Canoeist of the Year (Olympic) – Ken Wallace and Jessica Fox
Peoples Choice Award – Ken Wallace
Special Recognition – Jim Murphy
Presidents Award – Helen Brownlee
The dinner was held alongside the AC strategic forum and AGM, which took place over three days.
Congratulations to all our award winners, and to our extended canoeing family on a fantastic year.
Follow the links below for more photos and a full list of shortlisted award nominees.