In February at the annual Black Belt Convention, the following Canada Shotokan members are recognized:
- 2008 Canada West Member of the Year: Pat Angly from University of BC dojo
- 2008 Canada West Dojo of the Year: Nelson dojo
In August at the 53rd Annual Nisei Week Exhibition and Tournament, Ching Wee from North Delta dojo demonstrates nagewaza, assisted by Don Marcellus, also from North Delta dojo. Liny Chan from Burnaby dojo demonstrates Jion.
In November, 8 members from Canada East take part in the Canada East-West Exchange and travel to Vancouver for a weekend of practices. The members taking part in this trek include: Luc Villain and Faycal Beydoun from West Island dojo in Montreal, Gordon Wong and Hashmat Khan from Shotokan Karate Ottawa dojo, Jerome Asselin and Dominic St-Amour from Little Burgundy dojo in Montreal, Vanessa Brazeau from Navan dojo in Ontario and Richard Selhi from La Prairie dojo in Quebec. 3 practices are led by godan Norman Welch. Members from Seattle also travel to Vancouver to participate. There are many opportunities to socialize and to get to know each other better through listening to stories from seniors.