December 2019

Important Dates

December Events Calendar

  • December 1:  Sunday Brunch with Santa
                              Last day of Black Friday Weekend Sale at the Shop
  • December 6:  Range Lounge & Grill closed for a private event.
  • December 7 & 8:  Last weekend that the Shop is open for the season.  
  • December 8:   Holiday Open House Social Tour
                              Grand Opening of the Commons Racquet Clubhouse
                              Sunday Brunch with Santa
  • December 15:  Sunday Brunch with Santa
                              Christmas Carolling Event
  • December 18:  Christmas Classes & Social at the Fitness Centre
  • December 25:  Christmas Day. All amenities closed
  • December 31:  New Year's Eve Party (SOLD OUT!)

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

Holiday Open House Social Tour

OUR LARGEST OPEN HOUSE SOCIAL OF THE YEAR!

Come celebrate the Holidays while you explore our most recent real estate offerings, as well as the grand opening of the new Commons Racquet Clubhouse.  Enjoy Christmas baking made fresh by our award-winning culinary team, wine, hot chocolate and much more! 

EVENT DETAILS:
DATE:  Sunday, December 8, 2019
TIME:  1:00pm - 4:00pm


Interested in learning more about new real estate opportunities at Predator Ridge? We would be happy to answer any questions you might have and take you on a private tour of our new homes.  Email realestate@predatorridge.com for more details. 

DON'T FORGET TO ASK US ABOUT OUR HOMEOWNER REFERRAL PROGRAM

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY HOLIDAY SPECIAL

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: 40% 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 40% off our daily rate on stays between now and January 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: HOLIDAYS2019

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.

FROM THE SHOP

Looking for some great gift ideas and a good deal?  Don't miss our final two weeks of 2019 at the Shop.

Some of the deals you'll find include:

  • 40% off Clothing (as marked)
  • BUY 3+ PIECES OF CLOTHING AND GET ALL ITEMS AT 50% OFF
  • BOGO on all Predator Ridge hats
  • 30% off Accessories (Belts, Golf Bags, Purses)​
  • 30% off shoes
  • 50% off Brave Belts & Purses
  • 50% off Hilberg & Berk Jewellery

PLUS: Spend $300* + Get a FREE round of golf in 2020* (value of $180)

  • Spend $200 + receive access to purchase a 2020 golf round for $87
  • Spend $100 + receive access to purchase a 2020 golf round for $99

PREDATOR RIDGE MEMBER HIGHLIGHT: 2020 MEMBER'S GUEST ROUND GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE FOR $99  (Regular $130 | Limited to 10 rounds per person)

THE SHOP IS OPEN

  • Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parka Party

Tickets for our annual Vernon Winter Carnival Parka Party will be going on sale on December 6 @ 9:00am!  Tickets for this event sold out in days last year, so get your tickets early!  

2020 PARKA PARTY DETAILS
DATE:  Saturday, February 8
TIME:  6:30pm - 11:30pm
COST:  $60/person*

Explore a winter wonderland of food and drink and experience all Predator Ridge has to offer. Dress up in your parka and enjoy the Seafood display as well as a pig roast on the Commonage Ballroom Patio. Warm up with a hot toddy from the s'more station fireside and sip on local wines and spirits from some of our preferred partners. Enjoy live music and take the elevator home at the end of the night with suites starting at $129/night!

Advanced ticket required. Must be 19+ to attend.

Christmas Carolling Event

Tis the season of Good Tidings! Come join your community for a Homeowner led, outdoor Christmas Carolling Event.

Sing along with musicians and carollers, or simply enjoy the magical moments of listening to Christmas Carolling under the Winter Night Stars.

EVENT DETAILS:
DATE:  Sunday, December 15, 2019
TIME:  6:30pm - 8:00pm
WHERE:  Outside on the Patio of Range Lounge & Grill
RSVP:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DFBBD99
no later than Wednesday Dec 11, 2019

Please make sure you bundle up warm and wear warm comfortable nonslip winter footwear. Afterwards you are welcome to join us in the Lounge for a glass of warm Christmas Cheer.

You are also welcome to make reservations for dinner and enjoy the carolling from the comfort of Range Lounge & Grill. To make a reservation, please book online at: http://bit.ly/RangeReservations

Thank you so much and see you around the fire! Merry Christmas everyone.

Organizing committee:
Jane Toppozini
Ed Koshowski
Gerry Jenkins
Barb Bridgewater
Eamonn Deegan
Judith Donin
Sue Porlier
Deb Turnbull
Maureen Sheasby


Carollers: The Holiday Carollers
Musicians: The Ridge Duo

For more information, please email: pridgecommunity@gmail.com

* please be assured that providing your email address as part of our RSVP is optional. Your email address will ONLY be used if we need to send out any updates related to this event (ie weather related cancellations). All emails will be deleted after the event.

FROM THE FITNESS CENTRE

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

HOLIDAY HOURS

  • December 24: 6am – 4pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 26: 7am - 8pm (NO CLASSES)
  • December 27: 6am - 8pm
  • December 28 & 29: 7am - 8pm 
  • December 30 & 31: 6am - 8pm 
  • January 1: Closed
  • January 2: 6am - 8pm

 

FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 22 classes/week for just $85/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $115 or drop-in for just $15/class*. 

 

CHRISTMAS CLASSES & SOCIAL
Come join us for our annual Class & Instructor Social, including a 2 hour yoga class, bonus aquafit class and a social with pizza and beverages.  Win punch passes & class memberships & more

DATE:  Wednesday, December 18, 2019
YOGA WITH ELISE & NIKI:  2:00 - 4:00pm
AQUAFIT WITH JACQULINE:  3:00 - 4:00pm
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  4:00 - 7:30pm​​​​​​​

 

NEW SPIN STUDIO. We are thrilled to share that our new studio will be open the middle of December.   This new studio will primarily be used for our spin classes and all of our bikes will be moved to this new location as soon as it is open.

 

GIVE THE GIFT OF FITNESS
Looking for a great gift this Christmas.  Give the gift of health with a variety of fitness centre passes including 10x punch passes or monthly class memberships.

 

NEW AFTER DARK SAFETY PRECAUTION. In order to ensure our fitness staff stay safe , we are implementing new locked doors after dark policy.  Please use the intercom to page attendant to let you in! 

 

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!

FROM COMMONS RACQUET CLUB

► CLUBHOUSE GRAND OPENING:  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

To celebrate we will be hosting an open house on December 8th. We encourage you to bring a friend who may be interested in becoming a member at the club. More details to follow.
We will still be setting things up next week but we want to make sure that bathrooms/change rooms are available for members. 
 

►​​​​​​​ MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW!

Looking for a great way to stay active this fall & winter? From $50/month, a Membership at the Commons Racque Club gives you access to unlimited tennis & pickleball play, access to our leagues, special workshops and more.
Come down to the bubble to take a tour and learn more!

+ NEW WINTER SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE​​​​​​​

Not interested in a becoming a Member? We offer drop-in rates for play too!

 

COMMUNITY HOLIDAY LIGHT UP COMPETITION

It's that time of the year when Predator Ridge lights up with our annual Homeowner Light Up Competition.

Decorate the exterior of your home with your finest holiday lights and decorations and help bring a twinkle to our community.


Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated House:

  • 1st: $100 Predator Ridge gift card
  • 2nd: $50 Predator Ridge gift card
  • 3rd: $25 Predator Ridge gift card​


Houses will be judged on Wednesday, December 11 starting at 4:30pm

Good luck to all and we look forward to sharing the winners on our Facebook page and in the next Community Living newsletter

HOLIDAY HOURS

 

OUTLET HOURS OF OPERATION - DECEMBER 2019

► Range Lounge & Grill

  • December 23: Closed
  • December 24 - 25: Closed
  • December 26 - 29: Open 4pm - 10pm
  • December 30: Closed
  • December 31: NYE Party starting at 7pm (+ click for details)
  • January 1: Closed

►​​​​​​​ Pallino's

  • December 23: 11am – 9pm
  • December 24: 11am - 4pm
  • December 25 & 26: Closed
  • December 27 - 29: 11am – 4pm
  • December 30: 11am – 9pm
  • December 31: 11am - 4pm
  • January 1: Closed

►​​​​​​​ Commonage Market

  • December 23: 7am – 8pm
  • December 24: 7am - 4pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 26: 9am – 8pm
  • December 27 - 31: 7am - 8pm
  • January 1: 7am - 8pm

►​​​​​​​ The Shop

  • Closed until April 2019

►​​​​​​​ Fitness Centre (open to residents & resort guests only - retail area open to the public!)

  • December 24: 6am – 4pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 26: 7am - 8pm (NO CLASSES)
  • December 27: 6am - 8pm
  • December 28 & 29: 7am - 8pm 
  • December 30 & 31: 6am - 8pm 
  • January 1: Closed
  • January 2: 6am - 8pm

►​​​​​​​ The Lodge Front Desk

  • December 22 - 23: 7am – 6pm
  • December 24: 7am - 6pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 26 - 29: 7am – 6pm
  • December 30: 7am - 7pm
  • December 31: 7am - 10pm
  • January 1: 7am - 6pm
  • January 2: 7am - 6pm

►​​​​​​​ The Real Estate Sales Centre & Showhomes

  • December 23: 10am – 4pm
  • December 24 - January 1: Closed
  • January 2: 10am - 4pm

►​​​​​​​ Commons Racquet Club

  • December 24: 9am - 2pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 26: 10am - 4pm
  • December 31: 9am - 4pm
  • January 1: Closed

For more information, please phone our Lodge Front Desk team at (250) 542-3436 | 1.888.578.6688

COOKING CLASSES

Looking for a great gift idea? We've got 4 cooking classes happening in 2020, led by our team of award-winning chefs in our kitchen classroom.

  • Sushi Class - January 9
  • Classic Italian - January 22
  • Traditional French - February 6 (sold out)
  • Spices & Curry - March 4
  • Tickets to these classes are selling quick! 

ACRYLIC ESSENTIALS PAINT WORKSHOPS

Join local artist and Predator Ridge resident, Teyjah McAren for a series of art lessons in her new art studio on Dominion Way in the Commonage. Join in the fun and explore the vast possibilities available with acrylic paints, gels and mediums.

► ABOUT TEYJAH

Teyjah is a guest lecturer and advisor to art clubs and associations and is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Teyjah has been trained by Golden Artist Colors and specializes in acrylics. Her work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions and is represented in private collections and offices in Quebec, British Columbia and South Africa. Her paintings sell through private galleries, exhibitions and commissions. She has been published in four books: “Rethinking Acrylics: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s most versatile Medium”, “Modern Acrylics: Innovative tools, mediums, and techniques for today’s artist”, “Acrylic Innovation: Styles and Techniques” and, “Magazine’ d’Art 2006-2007.

 

► ACRYLIC ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP

DECEMBER DATE: Friday, December 6
TIME: 9:30am - 4:00pm
WHERE: “Teyjah’s Art Den”, 225 Dominion Way
COST: $100/workshop
SIGN UP: Directly with Teyjah by phone at: (250) 804-6770 or by email at: teyjah@shaw.ca

 

► WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Be prepared to paint, learn and have fun! This intensive workshop covers the basics; understanding mineral and modern pigments for clean color mixing, the use of gels to create textures and extend paints (saving you $). Explore glazing options with Fluids and Heavy Body Paint. Apply grounds to create unusual surfaces. Discover how to work with delicate, transparent washes and thick impasto application. A boundless journey!
  • Best suited for Beginners & Intermediates but open to all levels of experience.
  • This first introductory class is a technique class which explains and explores the potential of all acrylics and is an excellent introduction to acrylic painting. She will be repeating this class a few times and eventually will be adding different technique classes (such as Acrylic Watermedia Techniques on unusual surfaces, Faux Encaustic, etc…) followed by actual “How to paint Abstracts” as the year progresses, so keep your eyes open for more classes!
  • A free Lecture/Demo will also be included with this workshop. Featured topics: Acrylic gels - how to use gels to save money and create textures. What are GAC’s and their various uses. What is the difference between gels and mediums? Color mixing tips and how to obtain clean color every time. What are grounds and how best to use them? Glazing - how to properly glaze. Learn how to use acrylic products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastel.
  • A 10% art supply discount at Nadine’s Fine Art in Vernon will also be part of this exciting class.
  • This is a one day class and will run 5 to 6 hours depending on the amount of students and student needs. Lots of individual attention as the maximum class size is held to 5 people. Class will begin at 9:30 and end at 4 pm the latest. The workshop fee is $100 per person/per day (unless you are using Square or Interact for payment then it is $103). Cash and etransfers preferred. Square and Interac payments available but will need to charge a 3% surcharge. A gift package worth $35 will also be included, while supplies last. Payment due at registration.

 

For more details on Teyjah, please visit her website at: TeyjahsArtDen.com or contact her by phone at: (250) 804-6770 or by email at: teyjah@shaw.ca

You can also learn more about Teyjah and view some of her art on: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or on her Blog at Teyjah.com

IMPORTANT NOTICES

FROST DAMAGE ON COURSE
With fall here and winter fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to bring up some grass killing issues that we have seen at Predator in the past. Frost damage can happen when anyone is driving a cart or walking their dog on cold mornings. These frozen mornings everyone should be on cartpaths, no exceptions. If you aren't sure if it is frosty, please stay off all grass.


ICE DAMAGE ON COURSE
With winter around the corner our golf team would also like to stress the importance of staying off all grassed areas on the golf course when the snow arrives. We can see ice damage in many ways on a golf course, some can be devastating and are unavoidable.

Most of the damage that we see at Predator Ridge is avoidable. When we have snow on the ground we need to stay off all playing surfaces including the greens, tees, fairways, and rough. Walking on snow covered ground can create an ice layer over top of the grass. This ice layer prevents vital gas exchange that turf needs to survive, and suffocates the turf.

Any ice damage that we get on the course will sacrifice playing conditions. We won't get good recovery in those areas until June, and they will still be weak. Any winter activity can leave an ice layer including walking your dog, hiking, snow shoeing, fat biking, cross country skiing, tobogganing, etc. We usually notice the areas in “short cuts” or the lower valleys on the Ridge course.

We ask that all these Winter activities happen in the designated areas around the resort. Please help us educate guests and other residents alike of the potential damage and the importance of staying in our designated winter activity areas. 



INTERESTED IN PLAYING BRIDGE?
Bridge games are held at Predator Ridge on Tuesday evenings. Email juliafitzs@shaw.ca to join this homeowner led group.



HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BOTTLE DRIVE
Mark your calendars and start saving those bottles! The next Habitat for Humanity bottle drive at Predator Ridge is scheduled for January 4, 2020.  Email gloryw@shaw.ca for more details.