It's been the nickname of the school's sports teams for almost 100 years, but at the end of the school year, Bedford Road Collegiate will have to pick a new one.
The "Redmen" are out.
On Tuesday night, Saskatoon's public district school board passed a motion calling on the high school to drop "Redmen" from its team names.
"We've come to a point in our time where things need to be changed. We are not really changing the history of the school but an ingredient of the recipe," trustee Vernon Linklater said during the meeting, adding, "We live in 2014 I think it is about time we do retire the name and logo."
Not everyone was for the name-change decision — the motion passed with eight trustees in favour of the change and two against it — but mostly for nostalgic reasons.
"So many other people that I have talked to, they take such great pride and they are so proud to be a Redmen," said trustee Donna Banks, who voted against the motion.
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