Roger Morgan will represent the NDP in Wood River

There’s two famous Roger Morgans in modern history. London-born Roger Ernest Morgan played as a winger in the English Football League with Queen’s Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur in the 1960s and 1970s.

Then there’s Roger Morgan in Saskatchewan – he’s been chosen to run as the NDP Wood River Candidate for the 2020 provincial election on Oct. 26.

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Morgan taught school for 33 years out of Val Marie, Kincaid and the virtual classroom. He’s educated students throughout South Central Saskatchewan from Coronach, Assiniboia, Rockglen, Mossbank, Glentworth, Mankota, Lafleche and Gravelbourg. Morgan has also taught school throughout the province.

Recently, Morgan assisted in developing the initial online resources for the province as the Ministry of Education assembled their initial virtual school.

Like the English footballer, the Saskatchewan Morgan is a passionate enthusiast and advocate for sports and recreation. Morgan’s spent a significant part of his life promoting the growth of sports in Saskatchewan’s schools  

Morgan served nine years on the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association’s executive (SHSAA) including four years as its president. He’s coached and officiated at several sports events over the past 35 years, including football, basketball, hockey, track and field, softball, baseball and volleyball.

Morgan received the Merit Award from the SHSAA in 2016, the Provincial Service Award from the SHSAA in 2004 and the Prime Minister’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001.

He’s also been a volunteer and leader in the Kincaid, assisting as the village’s mayor for two terms and acting as treasurer on the Kincaid Parks and Recreation committee and the Kincaid and District Rink Board.

Morgan was raised in Shellbrook. His wife, Suzanne, grew up on a farm near Glentworth. The couple have made Kincaid their home for the past 30 years, where they raised two children, Robyn and Brandon.