August 2019

Did you know that our lavender meadow in the Commonage is a UBC working laboratory with close to 2,000 plants?  
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Photo credit:  Amanda Marie Photography

We're Hiring

If you or someone you know is looking for an awesome seasonal position, please share the word. All of our available jobs and our online application form are posted on our website at: PredatorRidge.com/Employment

Important Dates

August Events Calendar

  • August 1:  Open House at new Vancouver Real Estate Sales Office
                        Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to SilverStar Mountain
  • August 2:  Callaway Demo Day
                        Academy Specialty Clinic w/ Phillis Meti & Brittany Bomar
                        Yoga, Hike & Wine Night​
                        Friday Night Flights w/ Maverick Estates (SOLD OUT)
  • August 3:  Long Drive Exhibition w/ Phillis Meti
                        Sushi Saturday
                        Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • August 3-4:  Carr's Landing Art Tour
  • August 4:  Yoga & Mimosas
  • August 5:  BC Day.  No classes at the Fitness Centre
                        Bocce Night
  • August 6-8:  Junior Girls Golf Summer Camp
                             Junior Girls Tennis Summer Camp
  • August 6:  Music on the Patio w/ Mick Cretney
                        Fitness & Fundamentals
  • August 8:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Middleton Mountain
  • August 9:  Duffers Night w/ Sean Burke
                        Yoga, Hike & Wine Night​
                        Friday Night Flights w/ Vanessa Vineyard (SOLD OUT)
  • August 10:  Habitat for Humanity Bottle Drive
                        Swing Like a Girl 1-Hour Clinic
                        Sushi Saturday
                        Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • August 11:  Open House Social in Showhomes
  • August 12:  Bocce Night
  • August 13:  Music on the Patio w/ Melissa Livingstone
                        Fitness & Fundamentals
  • August 13-15:  Junior Golf Summer Camp
                             Junior Tennis Summer Camp
  • August 14:  BOGAFIT Classes start
                        Sunset Sip & Stretch Yoga
  • August 15:  Summer Artisan Market
                        Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Thomas Hayes Ecological Reserve
  • August 16:  Friday Night Flights w/ Fairview Cellars
                        Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • August 17:  Swing Like a Girl Day Camp
                        Sushi Saturday
                        Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • August 17-18:  Club Championship
  • August 18:  Yoga & Mimosas
  • August 19:  Bocce Night
  • August 20:  Music on the Patio w/ Windmills
                        Travel Talk
                        Fitness & Fundamentals
  • August 22:  Pink Party
                        Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Ravine Edge
  • August 23:  Duffers Night w/ Sean Burke
                        Friday Night Flights w/ LaFrenz Winery (SOLD OUT)
                        Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • August 24:  Sushi Saturday
                        Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • August 26:  Bocce Night
  • August 27:  Music on the Patio
                        Fitness & Fundamentals
  • August 28:  Sunset Stretch & Sip Yoga
  • August 29:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Crystal Waters
  • August 30:  Friday Night Flights w/ Laughing Stock Vineyards (SOLD OUT)
                        Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • August 31:  Sushi Saturday
                        Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)

Learn more about all of our events at: PredatorRidge.com/Events

FOOD & BEVERAGE EVENTS

♦  PINK DINNER

Brought to you by the Predator Ridge Wine Club, our annual summer dinner is back August 22.  More details coming soon!

♦  FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS WINE TASTINGS

Brought to you by the Predator Ridge Wine Club, join us every Friday night for an exclusive tasting with a variety of the signature wines and beers from some of BC's top wineries.

AUGUST TASTING EVENTS

August 2 – Maverick Estate Winery | Oliver, BC |  SOLD OUT

August 9 – Vanessa Vineyard | Cawston, BC |  SOLD OUT

August 16 – Fairview Cellars | Osoyoos, BC | + buy tickets

August 23 – La Frenz Winery | Penticton, BC |  SOLD OUT​​​​​​​

August 30 – Laughing Stock Vineyards | Penticton, BC |  SOLD OUT​​​​​​​



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♦  MUSIC ON THE PATIO

All summer long, join us for one of our most popular community events at Predator Ridge, our weekly Music on the Patio!  Join us every Tuesday from 5 - 7pm for our popular series of outdoor live music performances by local Okanagan artists.

AUGUST PERFORMANCES

August 6 - Mick Cretney
August 13 - Melissa Livingstone
August 20 - Windmills
August 27 - TBC

 

♦  SUSHI SATURDAYS

Our popular Sushi Saturdays featuring fresh housemade sushi by Chef Eric Lee are back at Range Lounge & Grill. Every Saturday from 2-5pm. 8 piece sushi features starting at just $10.  + View Menu

 

♦  BREAKFAST & BRUNCH

Our daily breakfast buffet is now available every morning at Range Lounge & Grill. The buffet is available between 7:30am - 11:00am and cost is $18/Adult* | $9/Child* (age 12 & under).

Our weekly Sunday brunch is also now available at Range Lounge & Grill. The buffet is available every Sunday between 9:00am - 1:00pm and cost is $23/Adult* | $12/Child* (age 12 & under).

September Accommodation Offer

The Predator Ridge community has never looked better!  To show our appreciation to our key stakeholders, you our residents, take advantage of this special Homeowner offer available for you to extend to your friends & family this September.


SAVE 40% OFF SEPTEMBER STAYS WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE

Valid on new bookings on select September dates for 2 night stays in Studio, One and Two Bedroom Lodge Suites, Two Bedroom Peregrine Cottages or One, Two or Three Bedroom Falcon Point Villas.

Stay this September from $74/person/night*. During your stay take advantage of all of our world-class amenities including:

  • Unlimited use of the practice facility, including range balls
  • Special guest rate for unlimited same day golf, deluxe breakfast buffet and more
  • Unlimited use of our outdoor pools and hot tubs, with complimentary towels
  • Complimentary access to our Fitness Centre including indoor pool, hot tub and steam rooms
  • Exclusive guest access (for a fee) to our 20+ weekly fitness classes and events
  • Unlimited use of our 35km+ trail system, (bike rentals available for a fee)
  • Complimentary parking (with e-chargers available) and unlimited wireless internet
  • Pet Friendly accommodation options available (for a fee)
  • Book a wine tour with our partner Elite Mile and get picked up right from your front door!

 

To book this exclusive offer, visit PredatorRidge.com/Resort and book your stay online ENTER DISCOUNT CODE "COMMUNITY2019"

 

BLACKOUT DATES:
• September 11 - 14, 2019
• September 20 - 21, 2019

 

MUST BE BOOKED BY AUGUST 18, 2019

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* Taxes & resort fee extra. Based on double occupancy.  Minimum and Maximum 2 Night Stay. Discount is based on new online bookings only. Valid for booking made between July 23 - August 18, 2019. Valid for on select September dates only.  Blackout dates apply. Maximum of 1 room per booking. Based on availability. For new reservations only and cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid on bookings made online only.  Full payment is required at time of booking and is non-refundable. Changes are allowed, but guest is responsible for additional charges if tier rate is not available for new booking date. Pet Friendly accommodations available for an additional charge.  This is a limited time offer and is subject to change without notice.   Fitness classes and bike rentals are also available at an extra charge.  

FROM THE FITNESS CENTRE

HOURS OF OPERATION
Weekdays: 6:00AM - 10:00PM  |  Weekends: 7:00AM - 10:00PM 

 

FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 25 classes/week for just $85/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $115 or drop-in for just $15/class*. 

 

NEW BOGAFIT CLASS
Our new BOGAFit boards have arrived and our new weekly Float Fit class is starting on August 14 and will be held every Wednesday at 3:00pm.  BOGAFit is an innovative fitness program that builds strength, deepens flexibility, and improves balance and coordination through a carefully selected set of movements on the FITMAT. BOGAFIT exercises both enhance the benefits of traditional fitness movements while minimizing the harsh impacts of traditional land exercises, creating high intensity workouts that remain low intensity on your body.  Learn more about the BOGAFit program at BOGABoards.com

 

► WEEKLY HIKING GROUP
Our popular weekly Hiking group meets every Thursday at 8:00am to explore local hiking trails.  Cost to join is free, other than paying $5 for transportation via carpooling.  Sign up by the Wednesday evening prior to the hike is required and can be done at the Fitness Centre or by phone at:  (250) 558-3443.

+ Click here to view the August Hiking Calendar

 

► YOGA, HIKE & WINE NIGHTS
Our popular weekly Yoga, Hike & Wine Nights are back!  Join our Fitness team every Friday evening from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for a 20-minute hike to one of our 3 outdoor yoga platforms, followed by a 45-minute yoga flow and then a hike back to the Fitness Centre to enjoy a glass of wine and snack on the patio. Cost is $30 for Homeowners | $40 for Guests.   Sign up by the Thursday evening prior is required and can be done at the Fitness Centre or by phone at:  (250) 558-3443.

 

OUTDOOR BOOTCAMP
Get a full body workout and enjoy the outdoors with coach Wendy every Wednesday @ 6:00pm

  

► NEW TAI CHI PROGRAM
Come and experience the ultimate workout for body, mind and soul as you learn the 24 Tai Chi Form! Perfect for improving your memory, stimulating the cardiovascular system, promoting better circulation and enhancing relaxation! Yes, Tai Chi does it all! Next 10 week training class starts this Fall. Questions? Contact Predator Ridge Resident and Tai Chi Instructor, Samantha Plovie by phone at:  250.307.2555, by email at:  samantha@chisolutions.ca or visit her website at chisolutions.ca

 

INDOOR FOOTWEAR REMINDER. In order to keep our fitness centre and equipment looking its best (as well as for safety reasons) we are enforcing a strict indoor only shoe rule. Thank you for your cooperation.  

 

► BOOK EXCHANGE. Need a new book?  Or looking to get rid of some good reads?  Our book exchange just keeps on growing and is available to you everyday!

SUMMER ARTISAN MARKET

Our popular summer artisan market is back! Discover the passion behind local crafters and artisans at this magical event featuring a mix of local craft & artisans, local business, food trucks, and musicians. 

DON'T MISS: our Okanagan tasting section where you can sample beverages from local wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries.

DATE:  Thursday, August 15
TIME:  3:00 - 8:00pm 

More details coming soon!

FROM THE COMMONS RACQUET CLUB

There's so much going on at the NEW Commons Racquet Club. Our boutique club offers all of the services of a high caliber year round racquet club with dedicated personnel including two of the most respected names in the Okanagan tennis community, facility maintenance, programmed league play, a stand alone clubhouse and more.  Contact the club directly at:  (250) 503-3406 x 2885

WHAT'S NEW

  • Summer Schedule now released. + Click to view summer club calendar
  • Weekly Skills & Drills workshops for both Tennis & Pickleball now on.  Open to Club Members only.  
  • Our newest team member, Frits Bakker is now running the Mens and Mixed Leagues. 

WEEKLY ORGANIZED PLAY
Beginner & intermediate drop-in pickleball happening 4 days a week
Ladies & Mens Tennis league and a Mixed Doubles league
Skills & Drills Adults Tennis Workshops
Junior Tennis Workshops

PICKLEBALL CLINIC
Are you interested in taking your Pickleball game to the next level? Join us for a special clinic on August 16 with Tim McVinnie. This 2 hour clinic will go over everything you need to know/learn in order to take your Pickleball game to the next level, including: footwork, court positioning, shot optimization, shot selection. Throughout the clinic you will be doing a variety of drills that not only help re-enforce good habits but that you can use everytime you play.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Friday, August 16, 2019
TIME: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
COST: $40 (payable at time of workshop)
SIGN UP: Register online on the court calendar

JUNIOR TENNIS SUMMER CAMPS
Summer tennis camps for juniors are open for registration.  For more details, please visit our website at:  PredatorRidge.com/Tennis

TENNIS & PICKLEBALL LESSONS
Private and semi-private lessons are available. We offer group and private lessons with coaches Darrel and Joachim (available for non-members too!).  Please email jnierfeld@predatorridge.com for more details or to make a booking.  + Learn more

TENNIS MEMBERSHIPS
Join the Okanagan's best racquet club and take advantage of this amazing new amenity at Predator Ridge. 

DROP-IN COURT BOOKINGS
Are you or your guests looking to book a round of tennis or pickleball without a membership? We offer drop-in court bookings for singles or doubles play. + Learn more

Biking

Predator Ridge is quickly becoming a riding destination on its own.  We are the basecamp to the Okanagan Rail Trail, offer 19km of trails on our property, linking to the 40km+ at Ellison Park and offer a fleet of bike services to our ever expanding amenity package.  Here's what's new in our Bike department this season:

ONLINE BIKE RENTAL & SHUTTLE BOOKINGS:  We are pleased to now offer online bookings for rental bikes and seats on our shuttle.  The online booking engine can be found on our website at: PredatorRidge.com/Biking

SPECIALIZED RENTAL BIKES
We have 25 bikes in our fleet this season. We offer Specialized® bikes including hard tail and pedal assist mountain bikes, cruisers, pedal assist cruisers as well as kids bikes. 

OKANAGAN RAIL TRAIL SHUTTLE
Our popular Okanagan Rail Trail shuttle runs daily between Tuesday and Sunday. This shuttle service will take you from Predator Ridge, drop you off in Coldstream and then pick you back up 3 hours later in Lake Country.  Cost $10 for round trip shuttle.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON GROUP RIDES
Intermediate level riders can meet up weekly for a group mountain bike ride at Predator Ridge.  The rides run from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Meet up at the bike shop at the tennis bubble in Commons Park. 

NEW BIKE TRAIL: "The Mantle". Now Open.
Built by acclaimed trail builder Cam Sorensen and team, this new addition to the Predator Trail network requires a tremendous amount of cardio to gain the top. Along with your fitness it has some tight climbing corners and a technical climb that will get the best of us. The descent has some of the longest rock slabs offered in the Okanagan. These also are not suitable to walk down with your bike and there is NO easy way down. Link that together with a few drops, rock spines, and a second climb in the middle of the trail.

Members Corner

► MENS AND LADIES INVITATIONAL EVENTS


A big thank you to all the members who participated and supported the Men’s and Ladies Invitational events in July! Both events were hosted on the Ridge course and enjoyed great weather, wonderful company, and fun golf! Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make these events memorable and fun! Thank you again to our sponsor Bannister Cadillac.

 

► CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - AUGUST 17 & 18


Participating in your club championship event is a great way to test your game and a great learning experience for those who haven't participated before.
Remember - this event is all about celebrating with your fellow Members and having fun!

· Tee times start at 7:00am
· COST: Free*. Food and drink will be available at extra cost
· Enjoy a Clubhouse special on Saturday and a Member buffet available at the prize ceremony on Sunday
· Groups will be organized by handicap, flight and tee box colour

· REGISTER through Member Services

 

► MEMBER SERVICES HOURS OF OPERATION


Member Services is open one -hour before the first tee time until 3:00pm every day. For tee times after 3:00pm, please check-in with The Shop. Our Central Reservations team and Shop staff will assist with bookings and adjustments within a 24-hour time period.

If you require adjustments on tee times more than 24-hours away, please contact Member Services by phone at: (25) 503-3400 or by email at: memberservices@predatorridge.com and we will promptly return your call or email the next day.

From the Academy

NEW SERVICE: We are pleased to add the services of “Club Tech” to our Practice Facility and Golf Academy.  Club Tech is owned and operated by Jeff Pain and will provide our members and guests with a “Better Way” to get all their Golf Club needs as well as  Club Repairs and Fittings done for the month of August. Club Tech will be on the practice facilty most Wednesday / Friday and Saturdays to assist with all of your Golf Club needs. Please email bcarle@predatorridge.com for any further details.

Improve your game this August with The Academy with these special events:

Long Drive Exhibition with Phillis Meti. August 3 @ 3:00pm. Come out for an afternoon of fun with DJ, games & 3 time world long drive champion and world record holder! COST: $21.54* + Buy Tickets
Specialty Clinic with Phillis Meti, Brittany Bomar & Kyla Inaba.. August 2 @ 2:00 - 3:30pm. $50/person.
Swing Like a Girl Ladies Nights. Weekly on Thursdays
Fitness & Fundamentals. Weekly on Tuesdays
Swing Like a Girl one-hour clinic: August 10. Full Swing Woods & Driver
Duffers Night. Sample beer & practice your game. 75 minute group lessons with Sean Burke.  August 9 - full swing: irons & woods
August 23: course management
Swing Like a Girl camp. August 17
Junior Summer Camps. Our popular annual junior 3-day camps are back. 2 sessions this July for 3 age categories.  August 6 - 8 (GIRLS ONLY) & August 13-15

Grace & Flow Yoga Events

Join our friends from Grace & Flow Yoga for a new series of all-levels yoga events this summer at Predator Ridge. $30/class.

SUNSET STRETCH & SIP
A deep stretch yoga class overlooking Lake Okanagan followed by charcuterie

DATES: August 14 & 28
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Namaste yoga platform

YOGA & MIMOSAS
A relaxed yet energizing yoga flow followed by a juicy mimosas after savasana

DATES: August 4 & 18
TIME: 10:00am - 11:30am
WHERE: Namaste yoga platform

Advanced ticket purchase is required. Tickets can be purchased online only at GraceAndFlow.ca

From the Golf Course Superintendent

The Turf crew has been busy at work this year, and Mother Nature has made it easier on us this year. The weather for growing grass has been fantastic! Along with our sulfur burner purchase from last year, conditions have been great.

Although the wet weather has made it difficult for us to complete our normal cultural practices on the greens. We have been light on our verticut and topdress this year, which will create some challenges for us in the future to keep green speeds up.

Verticutting is cutting grooves into the organic layer, removing thatch. This among other agronomic practices does a variety of beneficial things that make a healthier plant. Verticutting removes the “puffiness” firming up greens, and stands the grass up for consistent cutting. It will also increase greenspeed by removing density and decreasing friction.

Ideally a topdress will follow verticutting to dilute the thatch layer, again firming up greens and creating a smooth, true putting surface. These practices among others are critical to maintain a premium putting surface.

I hope you found this information useful and you are enjoying the stellar conditions on both our courses!

Cheers,
Mike Long
Golf Course Superintendent

Travel Talk

Mystical Magical Machu Picchu and the rest of Peru is the topic this month. Truly one of the Wonders of the World! Join Joy and guest Charmaine McDonald of Tauck Tours. Leading supplier of small group luxury touring, Tauck offers Peru for individuals and families alike. Discussion will revolve on "must see's" and what to expect as well as options for extensions to your travels.

DATE: Monday, August 19, 2019
TIME: 6:30pm
WHERE: The Commonage Ballroom

Space is limited. RSVP to joy@traveltime.ca to secure your seat.

Bring your questions, your concerns and share your Travel Bucket List with other like-minded folk.

 

2019 Travel Talk Schedule

  • Sept 24: Vietnam with Intrepid Tours

VJH Foundation Charity Classic

The VJH Foundation Charity Classic is NOW SOLD OUT!

This is the North Okanagan’s premier golf tournament supporting the best in healthcare for our region. Join other leaders in the community who participate annually in this prestigious event.

Proudly sponsored by the Paul Docksteader Foundation, the tournament is being held on Sunday, September 8th at the Predator Course.

The Charity Classic committee is extremely happy to have confirmed NHL hockey legend and Sportsnet broadcaster, Kelly Hrudey as the emcee for the evening. It will be a great night.

The day includes: a hot breakfast buffet, putting contest, morning shot gun start, a Vegas scramble, and lots of fun on the course…all followed by a gourmet dinner and entertaining live auction.

Jason Kelder Announcement

I would like to let everyone know that Jason Kelder, Director of Development, will be leaving Predator Ridge at the end of the month as he has accepted a new and exciting role with a development firm and resort operator located in AB.

Jason has worked for us at 2 different occasions over 9 years – 2009 to 2014 and 2016 to current. He has been instrumental in the planning, execution and launch of many of our neighborhoods. I have personally worked closely with him and wish him nothing but the best as he has been a good friend and colleague. I am always happy for people who can use their time and Predator Ridge to advance their own careers and Jason is a talented guy who will create tremendous value in whatever environment he is in.

I want to thank Jason for his many contributions and would like all of you to join me is wishing him nothing but success in his future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Brad Pelletier
Senior Vice President, Okanagan Wesbild