December 2018

NOTICES

♦  AED WINTER LOCATIONS
The AED locations over the winter are as follows:

→  Grounds/Landscaping Building First Aid room (during the golf season, this machine is at the Outlook Cabin)
→  Lodge Front Desk
→  The Fitness Centre
→  Clubhouse Supervisors Office

In the event of an emergency, always call 9-1-1 then call (250) 542-3436 or (250) 307-8263.

♦ 41st ANNUAL REALTORS FOOD DRIVE @ Predator Ridge

The REALTORS® of the North Okanagan food bank drive for the Salvation Army is back for another year.  Donation bags for non-perishable food item donations will be delivered to your home this weekend. The team of volunteers will be out collecting donations between 1:30 - 2:30pm on Monday, December 3. If you are able to contribute to this worthy cause, please leave your donation on your front doorstep. Alternatively, donations can be delivered to the Lodge Front Desk before Monday, between the hours of 7:00am - 6:00pm. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Do you have time to help collect donations on Monday?  Please call Teresa Prince at 250.938.1753 for details.

♦  BRIDGE TUESDAYS

Interested in playing Bridge at Predator Ridge? Contact resident Julia Fitzsimmons to join the Tuesday night bridge group. They play each week at 7:00pm. Contact juliafitzs@shaw.ca for more details.

♦  ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEAN UP

A big THANK YOU to all the wonderful volunteers who came out on November 13 to help us clean up Commonage Road as part of our annual Adopt a Highway clean up. We had a great turn out and collected over 40 bags of trash. Thank you to our management team for investing in the safety of our volunteers and providing us with certified flaggers that slowed down and directed traffic away from our clean-up crews.

♦  DIRTY FEET SNOWSHOE FUN RUN

The Dirty Feet crew are coming back to Predator Ridge this winter for their 2nd annual showshoe event. The run will be happening on January 19, 2019 from 4:30pm - 8:30pm. 5km or 10km options available and dinner afterwards is included.  Registration is now open online at:  DirtyFeet.ca.  EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ends January 1 - save $5. 

Events in your Backyard

Click on each event, for more details

 

 

FireSmart Announcement

We're absolutely thrilled to share that Predator Ridge has received official recognition as a 2018 FireSmart Community.

This is not an easy feat and we would like to sincerely thank the FireSmart committee for all of their hardwork and the dedication that they put into this program and keeping our community safe.

If you would like to join the committee, please email predfiresmart@outlook.com

Commonage Market Refresh

The Commonage Market refresh project is almost complete and we are planning a Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, December 8.

Through this project, we are working towards being a full service We Proudly Serve Starbucks™ location including full beverage outlet and an overall look and feel more along what you're used to seeing at Starbucks.

We can't wait to unveil all of the changes to you. Save the Date, mark December 8 on your calendar. An email invitation with more details will be emailed to you shortly.

FITNESS

HOURS OF OPERATION
Weekdays: 6:00AM - 8:00PM  |  Weekends: 7:00AM - 8:00PM

HOLIDAY HOURS: 

  • December 24: 6:00AM - 4:00PM
  • December 25:  Closed
  • December 26: 7:00AM - 8:00PM (No Classes)
  • December 31: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
  • January 1:  Closed


FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 22 classes/week for just $75/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $110 or drop-in for just $14/class*

***Please note that in January, class memberships are going up.***

  • $85/month (unlimited)
  • $115 for 10-class punch passes
  • Drop-in $15/class*

RENEW BEFORE JANUARY 1, 2019 AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 2018 PRICES.  Buy as many months in advance by 8:00pm on December 31, 2018.

GIFT IDEA:  Class Memberships or Punch Passes make great Christmas Gifts!  We have Gift certificates available too!

 

► BEGINNER SPIN OR SWIM CLASS?
Are you interested in joining a beginner spin or swim class starting in January?  If yes, please contact Susan Morris by email at: smorris@predatorridge.com 

 

► 50% OFF APPAREL SALE
Stop by the Fitness Centre and take advantage of our 50% off sale on all apparel.  Looking for a great gift or stocking stuffer?  Check out our line of Watuko headgear.  All made in Canada from sustainable bamboo!  

 

► SKI PERFORMANCE CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS
Our last ski performance workshop is happening this Sunday, December 2.  Get your legs ski ready with full body strengthening, agility, posture and balance. Advanced sign-up is required.

 

► CHRISTMAS SOCIAL AND CLASSES

Join us on December 19, for our annual Holiday Social and Class & Instructor Appreciation day.  Join the Fitness Centre team and our wonderful instructors for an extra workout and some holiday cheer!  Plus enter to win free punch passes and class memberships! 

DATE:  Wednesday, December 19

  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM - Yoga with Elise, Rhona & Niki
  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM - Aquafit with Marianne & Jaclyn
  • 4:00PM - 7:30PM - Social with pizza & beverages

 

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!

Special Homeowner Holiday Accommodation Offer

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 25% OFF FOR YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY

ARE YOU EXPECTING COMPANY FOR THE HOLIDAYS? As a current Predator Ridge Homeowner, take advantage of our exclusive Holiday savings offer. Your friends & family will receive 25% off our daily rate on stays between now and March 31.

PLUS your guests will be able to take advantage of:

  • Complimentary access to our Fitness Centre including indoor pool, hot tub and steam rooms
  • Exclusive guest access to our 20+ weekly fitness classes and events (for a fee)
  • Unlimited use of our 35km+ trail system with complimentary trail maps.
  • Snowshoe rentals will be available all winter (for a fee)
  • Complimentary parking (with e-chargers available) and unlimited wireless internet

To book this exclusive offer, visit PredatorRidge.com and book your stay online.  Please enter promo code: HOLIDAYS

Offer valid on bookings made on or before December 24, 2018.

Having problems booking online? Contact our team at (250) 542-3436 or by email at frontdesk@predatorridge.com to reserve. Our central reservations team is available daily between 7:00am - 6:00pm.

Range Lounge & Grill Nightly Specials

Range Lounge & Grill is open 5 nights/week and we have a full weekly schedule of theme nights and specials including:

  • Wing Wednesdays: 50% off wings*
  • Curry Thursdays: a new creation weekly
  • Oyster Bar Fridays: fresh oysters weekly
  • Saturday Date Nights: 3-course dinner specials perfect for sharing! 
  • 2-for-1 Appie Sundays
  • Happy Hour: Drink specials Wednesday - Sunday from 4-6pm.
  • + Click here to learn more about each special

Range Lounge & Grill is open Wednesday - Sunday from 4:00pm - 10:00pm

 

Looking for lunch? Pallino's Italian Bistro is open daily from 11:00am - 4:00pm. Enjoy fresh handmade pizza, pasta, sandwiches and so much more! 

 

Holiday Events

The Holidays are just around the corner and we've got some great events planned to help you celebrate

• SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH SANTA
DATES: December 2, 9 & 16
THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT
+ Click here for full details

 CARAVAN FARM THEATRE WINTER SLEIGH RIDE EXPERIENCE
DATES:
December 13 & 20 (sold out)
TIME: 2:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a night of Holiday magic at the Caravan Farm Theatre, for the world's only horse drawn winter sleigh ride theatre experience. Includes complimentary shuttle transportation and curry dinner at Range Lounge & Grill after. 
+ Click here for full details
Tickets now available. + Buy Now

• COUNTRY CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE PARTY
DATE: December 22
Dress in your best Western wear with a holiday flair and enjoy dinner, live country music and dancing
+ Click here for full details
Tickets now available. + Buy Now

• NEW YEAR'S EVE
Masquerade ball themed. Includes dinner, live entertainment & more
+ Click here for full details
Tickets now available. + Buy Now

The Predator Ridge Ski Club

Do you love to ski? Join us every* Thursday up at SilverStar for our 2018/19 Predator Ridge Ski Club. Enjoy an exclusive lunch, guided ski tours, win prizes and more!

PLUS NEW for this season, visit the Lodge Front Desk and buy discounted single-day lift passes at 15% off! + Click here to see rates

♦  Predator Ridge Homeowner Thursdays

At Predator Ridge, we have a very active winter community and have created the Silver Star Ski Days Club as a way for you to meet like minded people and find new ski buddies to enjoy the mountain with all season long.

Come on your own and join us for lunch and connect with your neighbours and enjoy everything that SilverStar has to offer.

December Dates:

  • December 6, 2018
  • December 13, 2018
  • December 20, 2018

Interested in a Predator Ridge Guided Ski Group? Email clindsay@predatorridge.com to sign up!

♦ GROUP LUNCH

Join us for a group lunch at the Red Antler room in the heart of SilverStar village at 11:30am on our designated Predator Ridge Homeowner Days. For just $31.50/person (all in) enjoy a customized lunch (including a beverage) and great prizes from Silver Star and Predator Ridge.

COST: $31.50/person (includes tax and grat)
INCLUDES:
Mains (choose one)

    • chicken club sandwich
    • 60 ranch cheese burger (can be substituted for the beyond burger)
    • fish & chips
    • elevate rocket salad with protein (salmon or chicken)

Beverages (choose one)

    • sleeve of draft beer
    • glass of house wine
    • well spirit mixed drink

Lunches must be pre-purchased via our online store at: Store.PredatorRidge.com

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Spots for the lunches are limited and must be purchased in advance by 9:00am on the Monday before. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

 

For more details on this program or if you have any questions, please contact Predator Ridge Director of Lifestyle & Recreation, Carmen Lindsay by email at: clindsay@predatorridge.com

Call for Artists

Our first annual Predator Ridge Resident Art Show & Sale will be happening next spring and we are currently looking for resident artists who would like to exhibit and sell their art during the show.

SHOW DATES: May 29 & 30, 2019
LOCATION: Commonage Ballroom (lower level of Clubhouse)
EVENT INFO: This event will be open and promoted to Predator Ridge residents and the surrounding community. All art that will be exhibited will be for sale. More details will be released closer to the event date.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Are you interested in showcasing your art? Please email clindsay@predatorridge.com. Applicants must be current residents of Predator Ridge. The selection process will be juried by a third party professional and only serious artists need apply. All works of art displayed in the show must be available for sale. Applicants will be selected and notified by April 2019.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 1, 2018.

Questions? Please contact Carmen Lindsay by email at clindsay@predatorridge.com

Introducing Joachim Nierfeld

We would like to introduce Joachim Nierfeld who is the new Court Operations Manager in the Recreation Department here at Predator Ridge.

Joachim is a certified tennis coach with close to 20 years’ experience, and has served as the head pro at several tennis clubs throughout the world.

Joachim is an active competitive tennis player who is currently ranked number 1 in Canada in the 45 age group division in Doubles and 31 in the ITF world ranking.

He served on the Tennis BC board for 4 years before moving on to being the Regional Director for Tennis in the BC Interior. For the past 7 years ‎Joachim has been the tournament chair for the only professional tennis tournament in the interior and holds a chair position for the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame.

We are excited to have him lead the new Predator Ridge Tennis and Pickleball Club as we know his leadership and experience will contribute to the success of the facility. Please join us in welcoming Joachim to the Predator Ridge team.

MEMBERSHIPS TO THE NEW PREDATOR RIDGE TENNIS & PICKLEBALL CLUB ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

If you are interested in learning more about our new Racquet sports program, please visit: PredatorRidge.com/Tennis or reach out to Lifestyle and Recreation Director Carmen Lindsay by email at: clindsay@predatorridge.com

Welcome to Winter

With winter nearly upon us, we wanted to extend a friendly reminder to prepare and keep yourself safe in the colder season. Take extra time when travelling, use extra caution when walking and make sure you have the right equipment for your outing. With the slightly higher elevation above the lakes and icing being a common occurrence, we recommend good winter tires for your car and sturdy footwear or grippers when walking.

Predator Ridge is within the city of Vernon and most roads are maintained to a higher standard than is mandated and seen in other residential neighbourhoods within the city. However, snow removal is an imperfect science so being ready for less than ideal conditions is necessary.

With the success that the resident Commonage Road Committee made with their lobbying with the Ministry of Transportation for a up classification of Commonage road, we are anticipating a higher level of service on the Commonage this season.

NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE TO 50TH PARALLEL ESTATE WINERY

Enjoy a dinner at our neighbour 50th Parallel Estate's new restaurant Block One. On Thursday & Sundays they offer free dinner shuttles to and from Predator Ridge with complimentary tastings.

Reservations are required for shuttle service and can be made by phone at: 250.766.3408 x 1.

Learn more online at: 50thParallel.com. Pick up is at 5pm at the Lodge.

FROM THE VERNON FOLK-ROOTS MUSIC SOCIETY

One of Canada's best blues guitarists is coming to Vernon next month.

Jack Semple grew up on a farm north of Regina, Saskatchewan. He started his musical career playing with various Regina-based bands, and later relocated to Toronto in the late 1980s to become the lead guitarist of The Lincolns, a popular funk and rhythm and blues band. He left the band after two years and returned to Regina to pursue a solo career and to spend more time with his family.

After his move back to Regina, Semple contributed to television and music scores and appeared in the title role of Guitarman, a 1994 television movie. Semple also commenced a solo recording career that has resulted in the release of ten albums. In 1992, Semple came to national prominence through winning the MuchMusic "Guitar Wars" contest.

Semple has been twice nominated, in 1999 and 2000, for a Gemini Award for his soundtrack work on the television series Incredible Story Studio. Semple won a Juno award in 1991 for best roots recording. He has won two Western Canadian music awards for "Qu'Appelle" and "In the Blue Light". Semple continues to perform as a solo artist and with The Jack Semple Band, across Canada and now being championed across America!

DATE: Friday, January 18, 2019
WHERE: The Vernon Lodge  (3914 32nd Street, Vernon)
TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm

Food and beverages will be available at the show, so please arrive early and hungry!

COST:  Tickets $30 | VFRMS members $25

  • Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca
  • Or at Expression of Time (2901 30 Avenue Vernon)
  • Or at the door (cash only)

Tickets make great Christmas stocking stuffers!