And the Winners Are:
Voting is done and the winners are in for this year's competition among youngsters in the area for buttons in 2022. The winning button designs will be published in the Westerly News next year, but here is a list of winners from each community.
Ucluelet - Clara E., Willow H., Savannah L., Mason L., Avery M., Parker M.
Tofino - Lila D., Nia G., Zoe H., Lily M., Ayla R., Sequoia S.
What is NEW for buttons in 2021?
If you have participated in a prior festival, you will know that we sell buttons to support the festival. Each year, 12 designs are chosen from art entered by local children. PRWF Buttons are bordered with a different coloured ring each year to distinguish them from other years’, and traditionally have cost a suggested minimum donation of $5 each. Buttons are usually available at most events but this won't happen in our 2021 virtual world. Instead, we have asked local businesses to assist in getting button donations this year.
Buttons can be purchased in person at the following locations.
Ucluelet: Image West, Ucluelet Grocery, Crow's Nest, Black Rock, Ucluelet Liquor, Westcoast Connect, Gray Whale Deli
Tofino: Rhino Cafe, Common Loaf, Tofino Visitor Center, Tofitian
If you live outside the area, we will soon have an online site where you can buy buttons, posters, stickers, and other Whale Festival merchandise. Please help out by buying a button.
Buttons are made possible, in part, by the contributions of our talented young artists, and the printing expertise of Piña Studio in Ucluelet.
Each year's new designs will be posted online and announced during the festival!
And here are the designs for our 2021 Pacific Rim Whale Festival Event Buttons (carried over from 2020):