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):


  • Berlin Milliken
    entry by Berlin Milliken
  • Bronwyn Bradshaw
    entry by Bronwyn Bradshaw
  • Chantal Sam
    entry by Chantal Sam
  • Citra Froment
    entry by Citra Froment
  • Eli Morgan
    entry by Eli Morgan
  • Jack Carson
    entry by Jack Carson
  • Jorja Baker
    entry by Jorja Baker
  • Kayla Stoski
    entry by Kayla Stoski
  • Lee Manson
    entry by Lee Manson
  • Mason Loeb
    entry by Mason Loeb
  • Savannah LeFevre
    entry by Savannah LeFevre
  • Sophie Bernard
    entry by Sophie Bernard