Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Partner to Sell Face Masks

Talk about timing! Just this morning I’d tweeted that homemade COVID-19 masks were becoming the fast fashion statement of 2020. The Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have just announced a partnership to sell athletic face masks with a single goal (pardon the pun): To save the Aquarium.

Last week, Ocean Wise Conservation Association, which operates the Vancouver Aquarium, issued a call for urgent support as the educational, environmental, and conservation institution is in danger of permanent closure after closing their doors to the public in March to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Partner to Sell Face Masks

If you’ve been looking for high-performance, washable masks to wear on your shopping errands, look no further. Wearing one of these can potentially help prevent the spread of COVID-19 germs. Over 25 Whitecaps FC staff members have rallied together to reach out to Aquarium members, donors and supporters.

According to Ocean Wise president and CEO Lasse Gustavsson, “We are so grateful to have an organization like the Whitecaps reach out to offer their support and mobilize to create an initiative like this so quickly.” Mark Pannes, Whitecaps FC CEO added, “We ask all Vancouverites, who are able, to join us in this campaign to save the Vancouver Aquarium.”

Vancouver Aquarium and Vancouver Whitecaps FC Partner to Sell Face Masks

Net proceeds from the sale of these breathable, re-usable masks will benefit the Aquarium. Additionally, the organization is utilizing local manufacturers and workers to produce the masks during the Coronavirus pandemic.

There are four designs in both adult ($19.99) and kid ($17.99) sizes. Note prices exclude tax and shipping. Purchase the masks via both Vancouver Aquarium and Whitecaps FC websites.

Masks will begin shipping the first week of May. For bulk orders of over 20 masks, please email vanaquamasks@whitecapsfc.com.

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