Prairie Chic Shindig
Did You Know?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Shane Lightfoot and Sara Hanson,
Thank you to our 2018 Platinum Sponsors!
Hill Avenue Drugs
South Sask Bus Lines