Totally Throwback Fundraiser
Did You Know?
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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