Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
Mike Fritzler (HS’88)
Michael (Mike) Fritzler, in his second term of service, is the current Chair and has served on the Board of Regents since 2009. Mike is the Director of Business Development for Powerland for Saskatchewan. Interested in business and finance, Mike peruses various personal business and real estate ventures, including real estate holdings, and land and property development as well as being the owner of Good Spirit Market.
Mike is an alumnus of Luther College High School (HS’88), after which he attended the University campus. Of Mike’s four children, one is in grade nine at Luther College High School and three are alum.
Mike feels strongly that it is important to “have an impact on the local community.” Giving back to Luther College in particular, holds personal significance for him because he hopes “to make a lasting impact on an organization that changed [his] life.” He believes that he would not be where he is today without the education and support he received from Luther.
Aside from Luther College, Mike is also President of Varnex Canada, a North American information technology group. He also sits on the Good Spirit Lake Advisory Committee, is a major land development owner at Good Spirit Lake.