Dilawri Foundation

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

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

Dilawri Foundation

The Dilawri Foundation, established by cofounders Ajay, Tony and Kap Dilawri, gave a half-million dollar donation to Luther College High School. The donation will establish the Dilawri Award for Students of Promise for students of academic promise who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Luther College High School due to financial constraints. As an alum, Ajay Dilawri has a strong connection to Luther College High School.

“Luther College offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and financial aid programs to assist families. This gift goes a long way towards enhancing our College’s ability to educate students from all financial backgrounds,” says Luther College President Dr. Bryan Hillis.  “The Dilawri Foundation’s generosity to Luther will have a positive impact on the daily lives of up to seven of our students every year.”

Luther’s reputation for delivering a high-quality education within a Christian context makes it one of the most academically respected high schools in Saskatchewan—producing graduates who impact lives, become well-respected community leaders and make significant contributions to society. Luther is proud to be the alma mater for Ajay Dilawri and others in the Dilawri family.

“We are proud to support organizations that provide equal access to education regardless of a student’s financial situation. Investing in Regina’s youth is special to our family as we have strong personal and business ties through Dilawri Group of Companies,” says Ajay Dilawri. “I know personally that Luther College offers a liberal arts education that centers on individual attention, teaching excellence, and a global perspective in learning. The Dilawri Foundation believes in those values.”