[30 March] The NZRCA Annual General Meeting will be held in Rotorua on Saturday 26 April, 2008. All kayakers are welcome, especially those keen to get involved in the issues facing recreational paddlers. The NZRCA Executive will be kayaking on the local rivers that weekend, as well as holding the AGM. So all are welcome to come and do some paddling and have your say – on and off the water. The AGM is also where the Canoeist of the Year Award is made. The Canoeist of the Year award celebrates those who achieve or contribute to recreational canoeing in New Zealand. Award recipients are nominated to the NZCF as candidates for the Canard Cup. If you wish to nominate someone for COTY you need to send your recommendations to NZRCA Administration Officer Anne Smith at [email protected] or NZRCA, PO Box 284, Wellington by 26 April. Update 22 April: Donald and Nat Calder have generously offered to host the AGM at their house at 765B SH33, Okere Falls, Rotorua (between the Okere Falls Store and the Kaituna put-in).