And rock painter and designer Angela O’Neill Whiteley is pretty happy about it.
My Canada ROCKS! is the name of the Facebook she created to accompany and document each rock’s adventures.
It’s been a busier than expected summer.
“It’s wonderful, there’s still momentum. Of course it’s not as busy as it was at the beginning, but the rocks are really traveling now,” said Whiteley.
“I love the fact that this has become such a movement.”
Where they've been found
In addition to their unique and abstract Canadian flag designs, each rock features an inscription on its underside reading, ‘Keep me or hide me, but please take a pic and post on our FB page ‘My Canada Rocks!’ with where you took it. Thanks for keeping this project going, Angela W.’
Rocks have been posted to the group’s page found in the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, the Dean Gardens in Edinburgh, along the West Coast Trail in British Columbia and Walt Disney World theme park in Florida.
“These rocks first travel to these places through friends of friends of friends of mine. We’ve got a little network going,” said Whiteley.
“After that, the idea is that we won’t know where they end up until someone makes a post to the Facebook group.”
Repping the rocks
One of Whiteley’s American friends is a soundman and has been taking a rock to his various gigs which have included a Dallas Cowboys concert and Justin Timberlake.
“That’s pretty cool to know my little rocks get represented in that way,” said Whiteley.
In addition to finding rocks, a smaller part of the group was also devoted to people painting their own rocks and sharing their locations as well.
One such rock was photographed by its painter at Grand Central Station in New York City.
Whiteley will soon travel to Toronto and is bringing more rocks with her to keep momentum going.
“I’m sure there will be rocks around the CN Tower and Casa Loma,” she said with a laugh.
Postcards featuring artistic shots of the rocks are now available at Sissiboo Landing, Whiteley’s Beautiful You Day Spa and the Saulnierville Discount Store.
“I still get stopped all the time by people asking about this project. So many people are interested in it,” she said.
“It’s neat having the Canadian flag dispersed around the world.”
See also: My Canada ROCKS! Facebook group