The Bedford Road Redmen will be no more.
Cheers and applause erupted as the Saskatoon public school board voted eight to two to retire the high school sports team logo and a name that dates back to the 1920s.
“You cannot change history. But we can change the value of education for our younger children,” said Trustee Vernon Linklater as he implored his board colleagues to retire the name critics have called racist and oppressive.
Erica Lee, an activist who has been pushing for the name change for two and a half years, smiled through tears following the vote. More>>>