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 asked local businesses to assist in getting button donations this year. We would like to thank the following for their efforts with this:
Ucluelet: Image West, Ucluelet Grocery, Crow's Nest, Black Rock, Ucluelet Liquor, Westcoast Connect, Gray Whale Deli
Tofino: Common Loaf, Tofino Visitor Center, Rhino Cafe
If you would like to purchase 2021 buttons, we have an online site where you can buy buttons, posters, stickers, and other Whale Festival merchandise. All proceeds go to next year's festival.
Buttons are made possible, in part, by the contributions of our talented young artists, and the printing expertise of Piña Studio in Ucluelet.
And here are the designs for our 2021 Pacific Rim Whale Festival Event Buttons (carried over from 2020):