Dear Lord, we pray today for Honourable Gene Makowsky. Bless his appointment Lord, as Minister of Advanced Education. Wrap your arms around him and lead him to quick, decisive, empowering, and inspiring advocacy in fostering a good foundation in educating the young generations and people who need it most. Establish all the plans and goals focused on growth for a better quality of life, and a strong economy, creating strong communities in Saskatchewan. May you grant all his passions towards successful goals in education and training for employment. We pray good health and blessings upon his family. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Gene graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 where he received his bachelor’s degree in education with distinction. He is best known for his 17 years playing offensive line with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman twice, a CFL All-Star five times and helped lead the Riders to a Grey Cup in 2007. In the off-season Gene worked as a substitute teacher in the Regina Public School System. In 2008, he was hired by the provincial government to work with minor football to help aspiring players at the grassroots level in Saskatchewan excel on the football field. Gene was first elected to the legislature in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 and in 2020. He has served as Deputy Whip, and as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport (Recreational Initiatives). Gene currently serves Saskatchewan as Minister of Advanced Education. Gene and his wife Tami call Regina home with their three boys, Nicholas, Ryan and Blake.