2017 Lieutenant Laurence Gillmor Sherman Award Recipient

Cadet CWO Gisele Irakoze
553 Sgt Tommy Prince, MM RCACC

Cadet CWO Irakoze will attend the University of Winnipeg where she will study Criminal Justice with the intent of becoming a police officer in the future.

She speaks five languages: English, French, Kinyarwanda, Luganda and Swahili.

She has attended summer Cadet training in Bagotville, Vernon and Cold Lake and participated in a tour of battlefields in Europe in 2016. She qualified as a Master Cadet in 2016 and completed the Mantario Trail in 2016, and an International Expedition to Chili in 2017.

She was the top female Cadet in her unit for three consecutive years and was awarded the Legion Medal of Excellence in 2016.

She volunteered for more than 200 hours in the past three years with organizations such as Downtown Winnipeg Biz, Siloam Mission, Special Olympics, Festival du Voyageur, and Canadian Blood Services. Within Cadets she has volunteered with the National Marksmanship Competition, Remembrance Day Services, Vimy Ridge Commemoration parades as well as the local Centennial Neighbourhood Cleanup.

Cadet Irakoze is a leader within her unit and sets the standard for junior Cadets. She instructs classes and mentors new Cadets.

She earned the Silver level of physical fitness and has played basketball with the Windsor Park Collegiate.

LCol (Retd) Ivan Poitras, Cadet CWO Gisele Irakoze and BGen Kelly Woiden

Mr. Jon Reyes and Cadet CWO Gisele Irakoze