Town of Porcupine Plain

The Town of Porcupine Plain is located on Highway 23, in the Northeast Parkland adjacent to Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.  Rich agricultural land, rolling hills, mixed forest, and numerous lakes make this one of the most beautiful areas in the Province!  

Nestled within the Porcupine Provincial Forest, and just a short drive from Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, the Town of Porcupine Plain is a nature lover’s dream!  While Porcupine Plain’s main industry is agriculture, the Town is also a four-season tourism destination. The Town offers ample opportunity to get outside and explore nature – enjoy a scenic hike or lounge on the beach at nearby Greenwater Lake; relish quality time with family and friends while quadding, fishing, and ice fishing; or take in the beautiful landscape while cross-country skiing.  The area also boasts some of the best moose, elk, and whitetail deer hunting found anywhere!  The local snowmobile club grooms over 100 miles of pristine snowmobile trails, which connect to the groomed trails of Hudson Bay, Kelvington, Lintlaw, and Greenwater Lake Provincial Park, for an unforgettable snowmobiling experience.

Porcupine Plain is truly Nature’s Gift!

News & Notices

Porcupine Opportunities Program receives funding for expanded workshop

Porcupine Opportunities Program Inc. (POP) is pleased to announce that it has received $805,000 in funding from the Government of Canada for renovation and expansion of its industrial wood workshop in Porcupine Plain. The federal investment, by Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), is through its Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) program. CEDD supports economic development initiatives that contribute to the economic growth and diversification of communities across the Prairie provinces.
Construction and renovation is set to begin in the early fall of 2022 with an anticipated completion time of late spring 2023.
POP is a community-based and governed organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of persons experiencing disability. In operation since 1974, the agency provides residential, vocational, and employment supports and services to over 30 adults experiencing intellectual and/or physical disabilities. Services are provided in Porcupine Plain and Hudson Bay.
“Porcupine Opportunities Program is thankful that PrairiesCan recognized the importance of this project to the individuals we support, our agency, and our community as a whole”, said General Manager, Marilyn Jonas. “We are grateful for this opportunity and excited to expand our vocational opportunities through this investment”.
The investment will support the renovation of POP’s existing 4200 square foot workshop which was built in 1985 as part of the agency’s vocational program. Originally, the shop supported the production of core boxes for mining exploration. This work continues with the production of over 30,000 boxes per year. Over the past several years POP has also added production of dunnage for the lumber industry to its scope of business. This work involves using waste lumber to manufacture strips of wood that are strapped to the bottom of lifts of lumber. The strips, or dunnage, facilitate movement of the lifts using a forklift or loader. The agency is now producing close to 600,000 pieces of dunnage and has added additional staff to support this work. Increased space and updates to the infrastructure of the shop and its equipment are required to support and sustain both core box and dunnage production moving forward.
“Our government recognizes that community-based organizations like the Porcupine Opportunities Program are critical for providing vocational and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities,” said Daniel Vandal, Minister for PrairiesCan. “This program engages individuals’ interests and enables their inclusion as part of a work team doing valued work. POP is a unique asset to the community and will continue to deliver these important services with today’s support from our government.”
The funding from PrairiesCan will add an additional 3500 square feet of working space as well as support renovation and updating of the existing workshop. Included in the project will be the addition of a specialized area for the manufacture of a variety of small wood projects for sale including: benches and chairs, planters, bird houses, games, and much more. This new work area will provide opportunity for some participants who are less mobile, or need a quieter work area, to participate in the workshop activities. In addition to the extra space, the investment will support an update in electrical services, a new sawdust vacuum system, and some specialized wood working equipment.
For further information, contact:
Marilyn Jonas, General Manager
Porcupine Opportunities Program,
Porcupine Plain, SK
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Summer Play Program is BACK!

Community Garage Sale

The Town of Porcupine Plain’s 3rd Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, June 11th!  Sales run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — no early birds please!  Click HERE to view the map of participating households.

Be sure to visit the Porcupine Place Sports Grounds to catch a game or two of the U9 & U11 Softball Tournament, and grab a burger for lunch while you’re there.  They will also have 50/50 & Raffle prizes!

Then, visit Quilly’s Community Place for even more shopping at the Quilly’s Community Garden Grand Opening Outdoor Market, Bake Sale & Bucket Draws!  The Grand Opening will be held outside behind the QCP building OR, if it is raining, inside the QCP Gymnasium (use back doors).


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