About Regina

Did You Know?

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • 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.

  • 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 International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.

  • Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.

  • 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.

  • Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.

  • 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.

About Regina

The City of Regina consists of a population of approximately two hundred thousand people and is the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan. Regina has the largest urban park in North America, which winds all the way through the city. The park features abundant green spaces, a lake and connected creek, and a bird sanctuary. Regina also has a transit system, which students can access at a bus stop located accross the street from LUther College High School.

Regina has many attractions, services and amenities including:

For more information, please visit the City of Regina's website or Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (tourism).

 

The Weather

International students’ experience four distinct seasons while living in Regina: winter is cold and snowy, summer is hot and dry, and spring and fall are more moderate. Weather is not a central concern for international students who live in Luther College’s dorms; because all of Luther College’s buildings are connected, students can attend classes and participate in co-curricular activities without having to venture outside.

For more information about weather in Regina, please visit Environment Canada's website.

 

Healthcare

Saskatchewan’s healthcare system is publicly funded, available to everyone with a healthcare card, and competitive with other Canadian provincial systems. The government supervises the medical standards at all hospitals. Upon arriving in Regina, international students must apply for a healthcare card in order to receive basic healthcare services for most common illnesses and injuries. Coverage is in effect according to the date on a student’s visa. A hospital is located two blocks from Luther College high school, and the hospital’s on-duty doctors are available at all times for emergencies. The school has a nurse who works every morning during the school week and attends to any health problems reported by students living in the dorms.

You can apply for a Saskatchewan Health Services Card by visiting the Government of Saskatchewan's Health Services website.