Wishes for Wishing Stones

Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery on Big Tancook Island has given to residents and visitors since it was opened by Hillary Dionne in 2009. It is time to give back.

The building that houses Wishing Stones was constructed in the 1920s as a general store for island residents. In the years that followed, a declining island population made the store no longer viable. Since the building had always been a gathering place for residents, Hillary, whose family ran the general store, used her creative talents and hard work to transform the heritage building into a warm and welcoming museum and gallery for residents and visitors.

Wishing Stones soon became the heart of the island, hosting a museum to house island artifacts, a lending library, a venue for island art and crafts, and a place where people gather to celebrate, share stories and catch up with neighbours and friends.

Over the years and as a result of a few major storms, the old building has suffered damage and Wishing Stones now needs major infrastructure repair. As well, Hillary plans to construct an addition to the existing building in order to provide more space to host events, run workshops, hold exhibitions and meetings and establish an island archive to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Tancook.

The funds raised in this campaign will be used to restore the existing Wishing Stones building, add a patio to the front of the building, and fund the building materials required for the addition.

Your donation will help restore and enhance the Wishing Stones Studio and Gallery so that it will continue to be a magical place where stories and laughter are shared and lasting friendships, connections, and memories are made.



  • Ellen Smith 
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Scott Webber 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
  • Tyrone & Amanda McLean 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Carson & Connor McLean 
    • $50 
    • 6 d
  • Deb Hansen 
    • $30 
    • 6 d
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