Did You Know?
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
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.
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 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.
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
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.
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.
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:
- An international airport
- Shopping malls
- Museums & art galleries
- The Regina Symphony Orchestra & Globe Theatre
- Regina Pats hockey team
- Saskatchewan Science Centre & Kramer Imax Theatre
- Provincial Legislative Buildings
For more information, please visit the City of Regina's website or Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (tourism).
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.
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.