Traditions and Special Events
Luther hosts many special events throughout the school year. The Luther Invitational Volleyball Tournament, our Broadway Musical, Christmas Candlelight Services, L.I.T, Service Day and the All-College Banquet are just a few of the events in which we gather to showcase our very talented students and serve our community.
What's so special about LIT?
LIT is the longest running high school basketball tournament in Canada. It began in 1953 on the initiative of John Chomay, the senior boys basketball coach and athletic director. LIT is a student-run tournament, lasting three days in February. This annual tournament is one of Luther's most well-known athletic initiatives and cherished traditions. This prestigious tournament is highly regarded for promoting sportsmanship, respect, hospitality and high-level competition. Teams from across western Canada are invited to participate each year. In 2016, LIT was inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame.
What is the All College Banquet?
The unique Luther tradition of the All College banquet began in the spring of 1954 when teachers and students, dressed in their Sunday best, assembled in the gym to enjoy an evening of food, toasts, musical entertainment and skits. As far back as 1927, separate year-end banquets were held – one for boys and fathers, and one for girls and mothers. In 1958 it was renamed the “All College” banquet. The banquet continues annually in April or May. All College is a semi-formal school event at no cost. Students are expected to attend. A dress or skirt and blouse for the girls and collared shirt and dress pants for boys are appropriate. Some of the boys already have suits and this would be an occasion to wear them.
The SRC plan the evening, choose a theme and then transform the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre into a magical place. The food is prepared by our cafeteria and is served buffet style. A large group of parent volunteers who generously give of their time and energy, help serve at the banquet and clean up afterwards.
Volunteers are always needed at every event. Sign up using our Parent Volunteer Form.