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Hon. Gene Makowsky, Regina Gardiner Park

Loving Father, thank you for the life and work of Gene Makowsky. Bless him with good health, good decisions and sound relationships. Watch over him and his wife Tami and their three sons Nicholas, Ryan and Blake with kindness and mercy. May they know your peace, and may they know how much they are appreciated for who they are. 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 Social Services. Gene and his wife Tami call Regina home with their three boys, Nicholas, Ryan and Blake.