Hon. Gene Makowsky, Regina Gardiner Park

Father God we give thanks today for Hon Gene Makowsky and his service to his community and our province. Let him not grow weary or faint hearted. Strengthen and encourage him, so that all may be done in a fitting and orderly way. Bless and protect him and his family. Grant them abundant opportunities this summer season to make precious memories together. In Christ we pray. 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 the 2016 provincial election. 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 Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Tourism Saskatchewan. Gene and his wife Tami call Regina home with their three boys, Nicholas, Ryan and Blake.