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.
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.
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 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.
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT)
LIT 66 is February 8 - 10, 2018
Update February 6: TICKETS WILL SELL OUT! There are no more tickets left in the main office but there will be tickets at the door on Thursday!
More information about the tournament is on www.lit.ca. Check out the draws here as well!
The Luther Invitational Tournament (LIT) began in 1953 on the initiative of John Chomay, the senior boys basketball coach and athletic director. LIT is the longest running high school tournament in Canada. It is a student-run tournament, lasting three days in February. In 2016, LIT was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame.
Watch the 65th LIT finale video!