The Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park operate the Treasure Chest gift store at Nancy Island. We are committed to carrying quality souvenir items and supporting local artists and businesses. The following are just a few of the items that make great gifts or souvenirs.
Jim Harkness of Stayner is a renowned wildlife carver. Jim has been carving for four decades and has produced over 200,000 woodcarvings in basswood and pine in about 800 variations. He was the first carver to mass produce loons for the North American gift market. Jim’s limited production items of wildlife are dated but never numbered. You will find some of Jim’s iconic Canadian wildlife in our store – loons, beaver and snowy owls.
Leishman Pottery of Stayner has been producing beautiful handcrafted Canadian pottery since 1975. Each piece uses all natural ingredients and is fired to 2300 F degrees with food safe glazes that are microwave, ovenproof and dishwasher safe. Leishman’s have produced a unique line of pottery with the HMS Nancy image that is only sold in the Treasure Chest.
Creemore Coffee Company opened in 2000 providing truly gourmet quality coffee. As active birders Karen and Dave Nesbit were attracted to selling organic, shade grown coffee. Creemore Coffee has produced two labels for The Friends of Nancy Island – Plover Blend (medium roast) and Canon Roast (dark roast). Creemore Coffee Café is located in downtown Collingwood.
Over the past three years the Georgian Bay Stamp Club has produced three Picture Postage stamps celebrating the history of the HMS Nancy. This year’s new stamp is HMS Nancy’s Last Stand. Each sheet includes one 7”x 5” souvenir image and 26 permanent domestic value stamps. Limited amounts of all three stamps are available at the store. Be sure to get yours while quantities remain.
The store is full of lots of other small and large items – including clothing, toys, books, CD`s, photos, War of 1812 military and naval souvenirs, Nancy lapel pins, environmentally friendly collapsible water bottles etc. We are sure you will find a special treasure among our many products. Also note that Friends members receive a 10% discount in the store.
To become a member of the Friends of Nancy Island and Wasaga Beach Park, click here: http://wasagabeachpark.com/index.php?action=display&cat=1&doc=friends_membership_form.wps.pdf