Basketball Manitoba expects all its member teams, clubs and leagues when it comes to naming or branding themselves to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and general decency when establishing such naming or imagery.  Names and images convey a strong message to the community and decisions on what to use for your needs must be taken seriously.   


Team, club or league names / nicknames and/or logos that contain profane, obscene, derogatory, racist, sexist, or any other words or sentiments considered offensive and/or inappropriate that conflict with any Basketball Manitoba guidelines and/or philosophies of respect are not permitted. 

Teams, clubs or leagues notified by Basketball Manitoba with regards to this policy are required to edit their name as requested in order to maintain their membership. Basketball Manitoba reserves the right to censor or alter any names that violate this policy. 

Decisions on names, nicknames or logos that might be deemed offensive will initially be made by the Basketball Manitoba staff with final decisions being made by the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors to rule on any names that may be deemed offensive. 

Passed by the Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors and enacted on November 30, 2020
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