Did You Know?
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The rich tradition of the All College Banquet began in the spring of 1954 when teachers and students, dressed in their Sunday best, assembled in the gym to enjoy an evening of sumptuous food, toasts, musical entertainment and skits.
The banquet continues annually in the month of April/May and along with it, its many traditions. All College is a sanctioned semi-formal school event with no cost attached for the meal and students are expected to attend. Although students are asked to dress up for the evening it is not necessary to buy new clothes. A dress or skirt and blouse for the girls and collared shirt and dress pants for boys would be appropriate. Some of the boys already have suits and this would be an occasion to wear them.
The host for the evening is our SRC. They plan the evening, choose a theme and then transform the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre into a magical place. The food is prepared by our food services and is served buffet style. A large group of parent volunteers generously gives of their time and energy, helps serve at the banquet and cleans up afterwards. Their enthusiasm helps make the evening a successful and memorable occasion.
The evening concludes with some form of entertainment and everyone leaves with wonderful memories of an evening spent celebrating our school community.
Since 1927, a year-end banquet for boys and a separate one for girls, has been held. With the addition of a gymnasium in 1953, the two dinners were combined and held at the school. It was originally called the “Spring Banquet” but in 1958, the dinner was renamed the “All-College Banquet," a tradition that is continued every year.