Alumni Chapel

Did You Know?

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 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. 

This year's speaker was: Rachel Mielke (HS '98)

If you would like to be the Alumni Chapel speaker, please email Angela Bethune, Alumni Relations Officer.

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