Founders' Day Dinner
Did You Know?
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!
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 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.
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 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.
Founders' Day Dinner
The Founders' Day Dinner is a time when Luther College pauses each year to honour the individuals whose contributions allow the College to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision. Held in the fall, the evening is named in recognition of all those people, past and present, who have participated in the establishment and growth of the College.
Luther College's Distinguished Service Award, an award granted to individuals who have shown dedication to and support for Luther College and its mission, is also presented at the Dinner.
Founders' Day Dinner - November 15, 2018
Founders' Day Dinner 2018 Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Christiansen, Board of Regents
Founders' Day Dinner Dessert Table
Will Ireton (U'18)
Vanessa Hu and Suyenna Huang
Sterling and Janet Bjorndahl
Robert and Shirley Gordon
Annabel and Reid Robinson
Jonathan Willows and Stephanie Wotherspoon
Roxanne and Mark Anderson
Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Rev. Dr. Don King, with Luther College President, Dr. Bryan Hillis
Distinguished Service Award Recipient, Dr, Arthur Krentz, with Luther College President, Dr. Bryan Hillis, and Dean, Dr. Yvonne Petry
Founders' Day Dinner honourees being recognized