RDC decides to retain 'Kings and Queens' name for Red Deer University athletics

February 10, 2020

Red Deer College has announced that it will keep the Kings and Queens names for its Red Deer University athletic teams after receiving community feedback. The college reports that more than 1,000 people provided their feedback on the names, with many indicating that they felt represent both the College’s history and the future of Red Deer University. “It’s very important that people understand our decision to keep the names is based on the extensive positive feedback,” said RDC President Peter Nunoda, noting that the institution did not include hateful or derogatory comments received through social media in the consideration process. “Reflecting on this process, we recognize that we needed to reach out to you sooner for your feedback on what Red Deer University Athletics should look like, before deciding that we would change the names." RDC (AB)