In February at the annual Black Belt Convention, the following Canada Shotokan members are recognized:
- 2018 Canada West Member of the Year: Brian Konst from Creekside dojo
- 2018 Canada East Member of the Year: Jean Marie Tremblay from La Prairie dojo
- 2018 Canada West Dojo of the Year: North Delta dojo
- 2018 Canada East Dojo of the Year: Joliette/St. Beatrix dojo
In October, Shotokan Ohshima Dojo Japan (SODJ) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Canada Shotokan members travel to Japan to take part in this celebration. Memorable events include: practice in Shiseikan Dojo at the Meiji Jingu Shrine, evening reception at Rihga Royal Hotel in Tokyo, practice in Hakone Jinja Shrine, lunch at Ashinoko Lake, Hakone tour, dinner and hotspring at Hakone Ashinoko Prince Hotel and a final breakfast in Hakone. At the event, Bernie Doyle from Canada West demonstrates Jion at the Meiji Jingu Shrine and Gurmail Gill from North Delta dojo demonstrates Jutte at the Hakone Jinja Shrine.