Alumni Chapel

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Alumni Chapel

Alumni Chapel occurs in the first part of June each year. Luther College brings back an alumnus or alumna who can inspire our grade 12 class both in word and by their successful present and past to speak to the grads. While alumni chapel is presented to the entire student body (as all Chapels are), alumni chapel is directed to the grade 12 class who are about to become officially alumni of the College.

Alumni speakers talk about what Luther has meant to them in their vocation, and about the values that they learned at Luther and any other messages they believe a grade 12 class needs to hear. 

The speaker in 2018 is: Catherine Bell (HS '79)
June 13, 10:15 a.m
Merlis Belsher Heritage Center (old gym)

Catherine Bell is a Professor of Law at the University of Alberta specialising in Canadian Aboriginal rights law, property law, cultural heritage law and interdisciplinary community based legal research. She has been a visiting professor and scholar at various universities and has developed curriculum and taught with the Program of Legal Studies for Native People (University of Saskatchewan) and Akitsiraq Law School (Nunavut). For several years she also served as a lead faculty member for the Banff Center for Management Aboriginal Leadership and Self-Government Program. Professor Bell is published widely and has acted in collaboration with, and as an advisor to First Nation, Inuit, Métis, federal and provincial governments and organizations. She is the author of two books on the Metis settlements of Alberta and several influential articles on Métis constitutional rights. She is also contributor to and co-editor of Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts (with David Kahane); First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law: Case Studies, Voices and Perspectives (with Val Napolean) and Protection of First Nations Cultural Heritage: Laws, Policy and Reform (with Robert Paterson).Her current research concerns legal and ethical obligations of museums to Indigenous peoples; Métis constitutional rights; and the intersection of ethics, Indigenous law and intellectual property law in collaborative research.  She is the recipient of many research grants and honours. In 2012 she was awarded the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Governor General’s Gold Medal for her outstanding contributions to law and legal education in Canada. 

If you would like to be the Alumni Chapel speaker, or can suggest someone who might be interested, please email Angela Bethune, Manager of Alumni Relations.

You can read about more of our alumni here in our Alumni Profiles!

Past Alumni Guest Speakers

2019 - Craig Wilson - CBS Journalist

2018 - Catherine Bell - Professor, University of Alberta

2017 - Rachel Mielke - CEO and Founder, Hillberg & Berk

2016 - Jeff Christiansen - Vice President, Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel and Luther College Board of Regents member

2016 - Lyndsay Duncombe - CBC Journalist

2015 - Stacey Cattell - Board Chair, Luther College Board of Regents

2015 - Dena McMartin, Professor, University of Regina

2014 - Laurel Garven, Member of the Luther College Board of Regents

2014 - Jonathan Denis, Lawyer and former Alberta Minister of Justice and MLA