Westman ROCKS! a treasure-hunt that rocks

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Photo: Westman Rocks! Facebook

Westman ROCKS! is an online Facebook group about creativity, community and brightening someone’s day.  A simple but unusual hobby is spreading across the Westman region. Residents are picking up and passing along colorful stones to share random acts of kindness.  The trend started in America and has spread to many different countries, including Canada.

The concept is quite simple: You first need to gather a few supplies (flat, paintable rocks, acrylic paint, sealer, paint brushes) to decorate your rock.  You can get as creative as you like when decorating your rock.  Write instructions on the bottom of the rock that tell the finder which Facebook group (Westman ROCKS!) to post a photo to once it’s found. Then, hide the rock in a place of your choice.  Popular hiding spots include playgrounds, garden centres, beaches, gravel pits, & parking lots.  Some people may elect to post clues on social media about where rocks are hidden.

If you find an art rock, take a picture, share it with Wesman ROCKS! on their Facebook page.  You then have the option to either keep it or re-hide the rock.

For more information, or to join in the fun, please checkout their Facebook page.

Photo: Westman ROCKS! Facebook