Did You Know?
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 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.
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 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.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
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.
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 or May and along with it, its many traditions. All College is a sanctioned semi formal school event with no cost attached for the meal. 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 who generously give of their time and energy, help serve at the banquet and clean 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.
Why is it called "All College"?
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.