Thank You for Supporting Local this Holiday Season
For the second year, the Porcupine Plain Economic Development Committee was unable to proceed with the annual Christmas Cash promotion but, with the participation of the Porcupine Plain business community, were able to host a Holiday Gift Basket Draw to reward Porcupine Plain & Area residents for shopping locally this holiday season.
Every purchase or transaction made at participating merchants between November 15 & December 14, 2021 received an entry into the draw for a chance to win 1 of 3 amazing gift baskets full of items donated by Porcupine businesses.
On December 15th, Cory Leichert – Chair of the PP EDC, along with Koral Kriger – Community Development Officer for the Town of Porcupine Plain, went live on the Town’s Facebook Page to thank residents for supporting local and to announce the winners.
Congratulations to Anita Harpham, who received the Vehicle Survival Kit; Bev Pickering, who received the Pampering Package; and Raechel Pauls, who was the recipient of the Grand Prize Basket.
Thank you to the businesses who made this promotion possible: Parkland Co-op, Slobodian Pharmacy, Fields, Johnston Agencies, Caroline’s Restaurant, Just an Inch, Off Mane Street Hair Design, Bits n Pieces, Porcupine Plaza, Lueur Luxury Esthetics, Family Chiropractic & Wellness, Town of Porcupine Plain, Affinity Credit Union, Body in Harmony Massage, Blair’s Funeral Home, Porcupine Accounting, & Joanne Yacyshyn—Royal Lepage Hodgins Realty.
PPCS Bears School Clothing!
In honour of Porcupine Plain Comprehensive Schools 10-year anniversary, they are offering retro school clothing for all of our past students and families, as well as clothing with new logos. Click HERE to visit their online store — the store closes DECEMBER 1, 2021.
4th Annual Scarecrow Contest & Tour
Registrations are in and soon we will be ready to tour the town looking for scarecrows! Maps are available at the bulletin board beside the Town Office, or download your own copy by clicking the image below.
All Scarecrows must be up by Thursday evening or Friday morning at the very latest. Contest judging will take place at 4p.m. on Friday, October 8th, and scarecrows will remain up until after October 11th for the weekend tour!
4th Annual Scarecrow Contest
The 4th Annual Scarecrow Contest will be held on Friday, October 8th!
Prizes to be awarded in three categories: (1) Best Dressed Business, (2) Household Entries, and (3) Kids Scarecrow [12 & under]. Click here to register online or pick up your registration form at the Town Office or at Bits n Pieces!
*Please review contest guidelines prior to registering.
Jig’s Corner Stop Cafe is excited to serve Porcupine Plain & Area
we are a multi-generational family-owned business who, during COVID lockdown in Spring 2020, had a crazy notion to try something new! Thus began the inquiry into “what’s going on with the old Double J building”!
We called and asked questions, but in the end just had to be patient until that FOR SALE sign was placed on the building. Thankfully, all our stars aligned and we were successful in securing the building for our new adventure!
Many hours have been put in from three generations of our family to get the café on the highway up and running, and we are excited to share it with you! We are kicking our journey off with a limited menu to start, which will include a small variety of burgers, subs, sides, appetizers and ice cream. We will slowly expand our menu and ice cream bar as time passes, so be on the lookout for what is new at Jig’s Café!
While we may not be able to offer dine-in service at this time, we look forward to the day when we can host you in our establishment. At this time, we are able to serve you at our drive-through or at counter for take-out!
Visit their Facebook page to check out their Menu, and phone 306-278-3090 to place your order for pick-up!
BEHIND THE NAME: Little Jig is a name our son/grandson/nephew, Reed, acquired from his great Auntie Gail when he and his mamma were living with her in Saskatoon. It was a name that stuck! It is something we all still call him when we are reliving our memories we had with him.
Vaccine Appointments Now Available at Slobodian Pharmacy
Are you a Saskatchewan resident? Do you have a valid health card? Do you meet the vaccine eligibility criteria?
If YES …
YOU CAN NOWBOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FIRSTCOVID19 VACCINATION
SLOBODIAN PHARMACY PHONE 306-278-2177
The Census has been painting a detailed picture of Canada’s changing mosaic for over a century. As Statistics Canada prepares for its 2021 Census, stay up to date on announcements, releases and more here!
TOWN OF PORCUPINE PLAIN NEWS RELEASE
The Town of Porcupine Plain has received the following nominations for Mayor and Council:
The following person was nominated for position of Mayor:
Nick Wood, Co-op Meat Manager
Returning Officer Twyla Salmond declared Nick Wood as Mayor by acclamation.
The Following nine persons have been nominated for the SIX positions of Council:
Francois J. Duhaime, Retired
Nicole Genaille, Bakery/Deli Manager
George Kays, Canadian Armed Forces
Craig Kriger, Parts Clerk
Anthony (Tony) Lau, Retired Teacher
Bob Nicholson, Loans Officer
Don Ross, Retired
Jaye Salmond, Freelance/Landlord
Karen Wick, Insurance Broker
An election will be held on Monday, November 9, 2020, with the Advance Poll being held Thursday, November 5th. Both Polls will be located in the Gymnasium at Quilly’s Community Place (QCP).
Click HERE for more information regarding the upcoming Municipal Election.
Quilly Days Cancelled
Give Back to Your Community Contest!
ADAMA is currently running a “Give Back to Your Community” program as a thank you to the retailers that they work with. Aylsham Agro Inc. & Pasquia Agro Services are in the running for a chance to win $15,000!! Aylsham Agro Inc. & Pasquia Agro Services is a local, family-owned Independent Retail with locations in Aylsham, Arborfield, Carrot River, and Porcupine Plain. They strive to provide producers with the best customer service and are heavily involved in their communities. And they are excited to be able to share this great contest with all of us!
If successful, they intend to split the winnings among all four locations — Aylsham plans to donate their share to the Aylsham Community Hall/Arena, Arborfield plans to donate to Tulloch Memorial Arena to help install new LED lights, Carrot River plans to donate to Carrot River Minor Hockey, and Porcupine Plain plans to donate to the Larwood-Shaw Memorial Pool.