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

5th Annual Community Garage Sale

Our 5th Annual Community-Wide Garage Sale will be held on Sunday, June 9th.  Click the image below to see the map of participating households — Happy shopping!  And don’t forget to head down to the ball diamonds/sports grounds to take in Minor Ball Day — they’ve got ball games happening all day starting at 10a.m., along with a food booth to keep your tummies happy, 50/50 draw and bucket draws!!

***ONE LATE ADDITION: 206 2ND AVENUE***

Coach Dan Bloski | #4 Medrick Alibaya | #5 J.R. Antazo | #6 Luis Sabayton | #7 Gavin Henry | #8 Jeremy Konchakowski | #9 Earl Santiago | #11 Trayce Mathieu | #13 Kayden Wasylyk

CAUTION – YOU’RE IN BEAR COUNTRY!

The Porcupine Plain Comprehensive School Sr. Boy’s Bears Basketball team worked their tails off all season and, this year, were ranked #1 in Saskatchewan! While SHSAA cancelled Hoopla (Saskatchewan’s high school basketball championship), the association held a one-day provincial basketball championship in Moose Jaw on Saturday, March 23rd for teams that had qualified for Hoopla.

Spearheaded by Johnston Agencies, businesses showed their Bears Pride by hanging posters in storefront windows. And, on March 22nd, residents lined Main Street wearing blue and yellow, and holding Go Bears posters, to cheer on the boys as they departed town, led in a small parade by RCMP, EMS and the Fire Department.

Porcupine Plain played at 5:15p.m. at Vanier in Moose Jaw. The battle was extremely close, with the Bears ultimately losing 87-85, earning Silver at the provincial championship.  The Sr. Boys Basketball team played their hearts out and our community is bursting with pride for their achievements.

 

 

 

U18 PARK POSSE NEHMLCHAMPIONS!

Congratulations also to the U18 PARK Posse team — comprised of players from Porcupine Plain, Archerwill, Rose Valley, and Kelvington — who clinched the NEHML Championship in a thrilling overtime win on Sunday, March 24th.

 

2nd Annual Unity in the Community Event

 

Brent Digness – MN-S ERII, with Dean Smith Band & Northern Prairie Dancers – Photo courtesy of Northern Prairie Dancers / Facebook

On Saturday, February 10, 2024 the community’s 2nd Annual Unity in the Community event was hosted by the Porcupine Métis Local, Métis Nation Saskatchewan Eastern Region II, and Town of Porcupine Plain.

After a short formal program including an address by each of Cathay Wagantall – MP Yorkton-Melville, Lisa McCallum – Secretary for Métis Nation Saskatchewan, Hugh Nerlien – MLA Kelvington-Wadena, Brent Digness – Regional Representative MN-S ERII, Nick Wood – Mayor Town of Porcupine Plain, and Dan Mielke – Principal for Porcupine Plain Comprehensive School, and a special reading of Lii Michif by Elder Rita Ducharme and the PPCS Grade 3 class, the cultural booths opened and the afternoon’s entertainment commenced.

This year — dubbed The Year of the Youth — all children were given a passport and, after collecting stamps from each cultural booth, traded those passports in for prizes and treats. Children took part in a number of crafting activities at each booth, and all attendees were able to sample several food items from each culture — from lefse and krumkake at the Norwegian booth, to bison meatballs and bannock at the Métis table. The Filipino and Ukrainian booths each offered a smorgasbord of samples, including pancit, spring rolls and cassava cake at the Filipino table, and perogies, cabbage rolls, sausage, and a variety of baking at the Ukrainian table.  It’s safe to say nobody left the Hall hungry that day!

Youth dancers with PP Filipino Community Group. Photo courtesy of Cathay Wagantall, M.P. / Facebook

The Northern Prairie Dancers kicked off the afternoon with some square-dancing lessons, followed by yet another show-stopping performance by the Porcupine Filipino Community Dancers.

Representatives from each culture booth gathered for the ceremonial cake cutting.  The cake – once again decorated by Koral Kriger in a way to mimic Métis beadwork – included the national flower for each of Norway, Ukraine and the Philippines, as well as a prairie rose and feather to honour our Métis and First Nations neighbours. After cake, the Northern Prairie Dancers returned to show off some more dance moves. The Dean Smith band accompanied the Dancers and provided an incredible soundtrack for the day’s events. The afternoon concluded with Robert Whitehead from Yellow Quill singing and drumming, accompanied by two young dancers — the youngest a ‘grass’ dancer, and the older boy a traditional dancer.

The community would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked so hard to setup displays and serve food, as well as everyone who came out to partake in the day’s events.  Many hands pitched in to make the day go off without a hitch – the volunteers for the cultural groups who worked hard on booth displays and menus; the Porcupine Plain Air Cadets Squadron who helped with setup and cleanup throughout the day; PPCS & PPCS Art Club who provided beautiful artwork to display and decorate the Hall; the PP Economic Development Committee and Parkland Co-op who donated prizes for the children; Parkland Co-op staff who worked the welcome table; and the numerous businesses and individuals who donated bucket draw items.  Volunteers from the Porcupine Plain & District Museum and Health Care Auxiliary sold bucket draw tickets; proceeds from bucket draw sales were split between the two groups, with each group receiving $745.

Robert Whitehead and youth dancers. Photo courtesy of Capt. George Kays, 745 Air Cadets/ Facebook

We would also like to thank Sask Culture, Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, and Sask Lotteries for funding, without which we couldn’t host this incredible day for free to the public. 

We hope to see everyone again next year  — and, if you’re interesting in adding a new culture booth, get in touch with Debbie or Koral!

 


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