Prairie Chic Shindig

Did You Know?

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

  • 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.  

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

Prairie Chic Shindig - 2018

Every year, Luther College parents plan an event that brings together the community of Luther parents, friends, faculty and alumni to raise funds and fun! Over the last three years, the parents have raised nearly $100,000 to support important projects around the school - furniture in the Student Commons, a new sound system in the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre and upgrades to technology in the school!

Message from the 2018 Committee:

On behalf of the parents of our current Luther College High School students, we would like to express our heart-felt thanks to those who organized and hosted the Prairie Chic Shindig this past January. It was an amazing evening of food, entertainment and fellowship for Luther friends and family, teachers and staff.  We continued with the Western theme this year.  In addition to a few boots and hats, line dancing and calf roping, a local artist was on hand to help attendees capture the fun with a custom caricature.  Local bluegrass group, Hummingbird Crossing, provided a fitting soundtrack for the evening.

Each year, the committee selects to support a project that will benefit the entire school.  This year they are happy to announce a total of nearly $20,000 raised to support the continued development of the open-air courtyard at Luther College High School.  This area will provide an outdoor fresh-air sanctuary for students and staff to escape the stress and bustle of the classrooms and inside spaces.

This was the fourth year that parents have organized the fundraiser, which has raised a total of $120,000 for the school! Previous projects were; the furniture in the Student Commons, a new audio system in the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre and updating classroom computers and technology.

Thank-You to everyone who contributed to make this event so successful – the committee, every volunteer, and every donor and sponsor. Without your continued support we would not have been able to do this at all.

The Parent Committee is already getting ready for next year’s event – stay tuned!

Sincerely,
Shane Lightfoot and Sara Hanson,
Parent Volunteers

 

Thank you to our 2018 Platinum Sponsors!

                                             

Gold Sponsors

              

Print Sponsor

Major Sponsors

Hill Avenue Drugs

Stantec

South Sask Bus Lines