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Hon Gene Makowsky, Regina Gardiner Park

Heavenly Father, we give you thanks today for Minister Makowsky and we ask Your blessing upon him as he gives leadership to Parks, Culture, Tourism, Sport and the Liquor and Gaming Authority.  These are significant roles that directly impact our culture and society.  We pray that You would grant him great wisdom as he provides leadership.  Surround him with strong people on his team so that together they can provide comprehensive strategies and objectives that will be a blessing to our province and it’s people.


Watch over him. Help him and be near him.  Bless his family and those who surround him today with every good thing that You have for them!  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 and always attended as many charity and community events as possible. 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). He was previously chair of the Standing Committee on Economy, as well as a member of the House Services committee and the Crown and Central Agencies committee.
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.