Totally Throwback Fundraiser
Did You Know?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Totally Throwback Fundraiser!
Don't miss this retro dance party!
Everyone is welcome as we Totally Throwback to the 80's!
This fundraiser and community builder has limited tickets and you're invited to all the fun!
Your ticket includes awesome appetizers, desserts, a candy bar and dancing courtesy of local band Dangerous Cheese! The event will feature a silent auction with prizes like:
- Two Riders tickets for the Labour Day Classic 2019
- Two pairs of Winnipeg Jets tickets
- Signed “Team West” jersey from last season’s NHL Celebrity All-Star Classic game
- Pats team signed hockey stick
- Two personal chef packages
- Wine tasting evening for 30 people
- Balloon ride
- "Crave" dinner party for four
- Paintings by Bill Schwartz
- Surprise Gift Card wall - $20 could get you a $100 gift card!
No doubt this will be a great fundraiser, but more importantly, it’s a chance for all of us as parents to come together as a community. As you may know, in past years we have raised money for student commons furniture, sound systems, computers and landscaping – over $115,000 over these last few years. The funds raised this year will go towards arts and sports equipment for the school that will benefit both current and future students.
Thank You To Our Event Sponsors!
Capital Ford Lincoln
Artist Bill Schwartz
If you would like to sponsor our event and promote your brand and business to friends, families and alumni of Luther College, contact Virginia Wilkinson.
Totally Throwback Co-chairs:
Margaret Anne Hodges and Katherine Cheah