Mystery man names QB beach mascot

Kwalli is the name of the new town mascot in Qualicum Beach

Tom Russell shows off Kwalli.

Tom Russell shows off Kwalli.

The seagull that graces the posters advertising Beach Day in Qualicum Beach now has an official name — but the moniker of the person who named it remains mostly a mystery.

Beach Day organizer Tom Russell said judges had many options to choose from but opted to go with Kwalli.

“There were other, similar ones, like Qualli, but we thought of Kwalikum high school and the First Nations connotation,” he said. “It’s also androgynous, neither male nor female.”

The winning entry was provided by a person named Arnold, who didn’t want to provide his last name or accept a prize.


“He was just happy to do it,” Russell said.