February 2020

Important Dates

February Events Calendar

  • February 1:  Vote with your Palate Wine Tasting Event
                          @ Commonage Market. With Play Estate Winery. 2-5pm
  • February 2: Superbowl Sunday Party at Range Lounge & Grill. 3pm
  • February 5:  Snowshoe Social 10am - 12pm
  • February 6:  French Cooking Class (sold out)
  • February 8:  Parka Party (sold out)
                              Range Lounge & Grill Closed
  • February 8 - 9:  Scenic Sip Sweetheart Pairings Event 11am - 4pm
  • February 9:  Open House Social
  • February 12:  Snowshoe Social 10am - 12pm
  • February 14 - 15:  Valentine's 4-Course Dinner
  • February 17: Family Day
  • February 19:  Snowshoe Social 10am - 12pm
  • February 20: Wines of the World Port Tasting & Wine Pairing Dinner
  • February 22 - 23:  Winter Artisan Market
  • February 26:  Snowshoe Social at SilverStar 10am - 12pm
  • February 27:  Taste of England Feature Dinner
                              Predator Ridge New Residents Meet & Greet

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

Winter Artisan Market

Predator Ridge and Craft Culture are proud to present the third annual Winter Artisan Market at Predator Ridge.

Discover the passion behind local crafters and artisans at this magical event featuring: indoor market with 37 craft and artisan vendors, live music, outdoor fire pits, food options and more!

Bring the whole family to this unique experience.

Event Details
Dates:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 10am - 4pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 10am - 3pm
Where: Commonage Ballroom
Cost: Admission by donation. Partial proceeds will be donated to FORT-Friends of the Okanagan Rail Trail

VENDORS

Coming soon!

 

Event Organizers

Please note that all vendor correspondence is to go through our event organizers Craft Culture.  Winter.craftculture.ca

Open House Social

OUR FIRST OPEN HOUSE SOCIAL OF THE YEAR!

Don't miss our first Open House Social event of the year! Come mingle with your neighbours and learn more about all of the real estate initiatives we will be launching this year.

Visit each of our homes to indulge your senses in pure decadence with chocolate, sparkling and ice wines and so much more!

EVENT DETAILS:
DATE:  Sunday, February 9, 2020
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

 

Predator Ridge New Residents Meet & Greet

If you are a new resident to Predator Ridge within the past 24 months, we would like to invite you to attend a “ Welcome to The Community Of Predator Ridge - Meet & Greet”.

Come out and meet other new residents who have recently joined the community of Predator Ridge, share a glass of wine (or beverage of your choice), enjoy a complimentary light snack and possibly forge some new friendships.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Thursday, February 27, 2020
TIME: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
WHERE: Range Lounge & Grill
SPECIAL: Homeowner priced beverage selection will be available

Please RSVP by February 20th, 2020 at pridgecommunity@gmail.com

Valentine's 4-Course Dinner

Celebrate your love this February by treating your special someone to our Valentine's Day Dinner.  Available for two nights this February, enjoy a very special 4-course sharing meal with optional wine pairing flight.

DATES:  Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15
TIMES:  Seatings between 5:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE:  Range Lounge & Grill
COST:  $60/person + tax + grats = $74.34
TICKETS: Advanced ticket purchase required.  Tickets available online only at: Store.PredatorRidge.com

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VALENTINE'S DINNER MENU:

Course #1: Sharing
Vegetable Daikon Roll
beet pickled daikon, bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, kale, mango, Japanese mustard
 

Course #2: Sharing
White Wine + Gruyere Fondue
grapes, apples, broccoli, French bread
 

Course #3: Your Choice of
Braised Beef Obie
truffle potato croquettes, chasseur sauce

or
Passion Fruit Glazed Steelhead
beet root risotto, béarnaise

or
Butternut Squash Ravioli
fire roasted tomato cream, arugula pesto, charred broccolini

Course #4: 
Red Velvet Cheesecake
dark chocolate ganache, macerated strawberries, chocolate crumble

 

* Optional Wine Pairing for $25/person* available at dinner. Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets available on a first come, first served basis.  24 tickets available for each seating time. Please let our team know if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

WINTER LODGING SPECIAL

SAVE 30% OFF ROOMS IN THE LODGE WHEN YOU BOOK ONLINE

ARE YOU EXPECTING COMPANY THIS WINTER? Your guests can take advantage of our exclusive Winter savings sale valid on all room types in the Lodge.

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.

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.

 

Port Tasting & Wine Pairing Dinner

This February, we are delighted to host Cynthia Opsal, North American Brand ambassador for Taylor Fladgate Port House and Fonseca Port for an intimate tasting and paired dinner event

First, join Cynthia for a guided seated classroom style tasting of 7 different premium ports. This will be a technical tasting where you will learn tasting tips, more about the diversity and elegance of the world of port and taste of a selection of ports we rarely have the opportunity to enjoy.

Cynthia Opsal bears a wealth of knowledge on the the subject of port. She has been involved in the industry for more than 25 years.

After the tasting, join us for a 3-course dinner paired with a variety of premium wines from around the world handpicked by our sommelier, Melissa Van der Walle.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2020
TIME: Tasting from 5:00 - 6:30pm | Dinner 6:30pm onwards
WHERE: Range Lounge & Grill
COST: $85/person* tasting & dinner | $65/person* dinner only
TICKETS: Available online at Store.PredatorRidge.com. Advanced purchase required.
Tickets to this event are extremely limited. 26 tickets total.

 

DINNER MENU

Course #1
Pan Seared Diver Scallops
grapefruit beurre blanc, prosciutto crumble, watercress snap pea and radish salad
Wine Pairing: 2018 CVNE Monopole Rioja

Course #2
Grilled Lamb Sirloin
camembert potato croquettes, blackberry rosemary jus
Wine Pairing: 2010 Jaboulet Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Les Cedres

Course #3
Dark Chocolate Mousse
blackberry gel, chocolate crumble, red wine granita
Port Pairing: 2015 Taylor Fladgate

 

* plus applicable taxes & gratuitites.  Must be 19 or older to attend this event. 

Snowshoe Socials this February

Get active, get outside and join us for our new weekly snowshoe social events every Wednesday this February.

Join our team for a free weekly guided snowshoe on the Predator Ridge Trails. Each snowshoe will end at Pallino's, where those who want to gather for a beverage or lunch may do so. The final day of the series (February 26) will be a trip to SilverStar with an optional shuttle to and from the mountain.

EVENT DETAILS
DATES: Wednesdays in February in 2020 (February 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th)
TIME: 10:00am - 12:00pm
WHERE: Meet at the Lodge
COST: Free (lunch or drinks at Pallino's after event are not included)

WHO IS THIS FOR?
Everyone that likes to snowshoe! All skill levels welcome. We will adjust the pace to the group so we all stay together but you should be comfortable with shoeing up and down hills, varying surface conditions and sometimes, breaking trail. The walks will generally be 1-2 hours.

RSVP
Please RSVP each week by emailing bwoods [at] predatorridge.com

SILVERSTAR SHUTTLE ON FEBRUARY 26
If you would like to take the shuttle up to SilverStar on February 26, sign up will be happening in person on the February 19 walk. Space in the shuttle is limited to 6 seats.

All participants will be responsible for purchasing a trail pass at SilverStar Mountain Resort or any other expenses that day. For more details see: SkiSilverStar.com

Taste of England Dinner

Join us for a Taste of England, our next adventure in our cuisines of the world series at Range Lounge & Grill.

This month’s feature showcases a 2 course English style dinner prepared by award-winning Jr. Sous Chef, Nigel King.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE:  Thursday, February 27, 2020
TIME: 7 seatings available between 5:00pm - 8:00pm
WHERE: Range Lounge & Grill
COST: $34/person* includes 2 courses + drink

Advanced ticket sales only. Tickets available online only at:  Store.PredatorRidge.com

TASTE OF ENGLAND DINNER MENU

Main Course

  • Bubble And Squeak
       potato and greens cake, soft poached egg ploughman’s pickle
  • Pie and Mash
       braised lamb shepherd’s pie, roasted garlic mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, crisp prosciutto, pea puree

Dessert

  • Sticky Bread Pudding

Feature Cocktail (included)

  • Strongbow Cider

 

* price excludes applicable tax and gratuity.  24 tickets available for each seating.  Available on a first come, first served basis.

FROM THE FITNESS CENTRE

HOURS OF OPERATION
Weekdays: 6:00AM - 8:00PM  |  Weekends: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY: Monday, February 17, 2020. Classes Cancelled. Fitness Centre Hours of Operation: 7:00AM - 8:00PM

 

FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 23 classes/week for just $85/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $115 or drop-in for just $15/class*. 

 

NEW DANCE CARDIO FITNESS CLASS
We've got a new class happening Mondays at 6pm that promises to make cardio fun again! Music and movement is what this hour long class is all about.  Come burn between 600-800 calories in this total body workout that combines resistance training elements.  All you need is your body and a good pair of shoes.  Powerful movements with positive fun music that WILL change your body.

 

NEW TAI CHI CLASS. We are delighted to offer a new Tai Chi class this month.  Join Samantha on Mondays at 4:00pm AND NOW Thursdays at 10:30am for a Guided Tai Chi class.  In order to participate you must have competed the beginner training or have Tai Chi experience.  If you are looking to get into Tai Chi, please contact Samantha to inquire about her next beginner workshop.  For more information please contact Samantha Plovie at e: info@qiologypro.com or visit her website at QiProSam.com

 

CLASS CHANGE. Please note that our Wednesday and Friday morning Spin Classes will now start at 8:00am in our new spin studio. These classes challenge all fitness levels. Control your own ride through a warm up, sprints, climbs and a cool down. Join us for a high energy fun cardio workout and notice and overall increase in strength and endurance.

 

FEBRUARY CLASS FEATURE. FLOATFIT - THURSDAYS @ 9:30am IN THE POOL. Let’s create a strong body on the water with strengthen exercises mixed with a little cardio and water play, that continually challenge you by the constant movement of the water. This 45min class provides various levels to suit all abilities; all exercises are performed on a BOGAFIT Mat with its aquatic bases that helps intensify movements, creating focus in core muscle groups and improving balance and coordination.

 

SNOWSHOE RENTALS. Get out and explore our backyard by snowshoe.  We offer half day rentals for $10* and full day rentals for $15*.  We also have complimentary winter trail maps.

 

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

► FEBRUARY MEMBER UPDATE EMAIL. Did you get our February Member Update sent out last week?  If not, please email us at: predatorridge@predatorridge.com and we will ensure your email address is on our communication list.

 

► HAWAII OPEN PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT. A big congrats goes to our Commons Racquet Club Members who participated in the Hawaii Open Pickleball Tournament.
♦ Jay Soleway & Kevin Schissler scored bronze in the Senior Mens 60+, 3.5 doubles
♦ Jay & Cheryl Soleway scored bronze in the 50+, 3.0 mixed doubles
♦ Rhonda Schissler & Cheryl Soleway scored bronze in Womens 50+, 3.0 doubles

 

► CLUBHOUSE NOW OPEN. Have you had a chance to explore the new Commons Racquet Clubhouse? The newest addition to our facility includes change rooms for members, a new retail store and a variety of other mixed use spaces.

The new Commons Racquet store is open daily from 9:00am - 9:00pm and carries brands including Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, Lululemon, Lole, Under Armour and so much more!

 

► MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW!

Looking for a great way to stay active this 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!

 

CHEF'S TABLE DINNER

Be one of only 6 guests seated at our chef's table for an exclusive interactive multi-course culinary demonstration paired with a selection of sommelier picked premium international wines.

Join award-winning Jr. Sous Chef, Nigel King in a truly intimate setting and interact with him as he prepares and plates an incredible and unique 4-course dinner menu.

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Friday, March 6, 2020
TIME: 5:30pm
WHERE: The granite island in the dining room of Range Lounge & Grill
COST: $129/person* 
TICKETS: ONLY 6 TICKETS. Available online only. Advanced ticket purchase is required. 

MENU
Course #1
Tuna Carpaccio
giardiniera, fried capers, grilled zucchini, fire roasted tomato olive jam, root chips
WINE PAIRING: Pfaffenheim Pfaff Pinot Gris 2017 France

Course #2
Stracciatella Soup
spinach ricotta ravioli, quail egg, barley, grana padano
WINE PAIRING: Bourgogne Cotes D’Or Chardonnay Secret De Famille Albert B 2018 France

Course #3
Braised pork Belly
creamy polenta, pickled carrot, spiced red wine apple jelly, crisp prosciutto, apple chip, fried sage
WINE PAIRING: 2016 Stags Leap Petite Syrah 2016 Napa Valley 2016 U.S.A.

Course #4
Panna Cotta
raspberry coulis, seasonal berries, pistachio crumble
WINE PAIRING: Mission Hill Reserve Riesling Ice Wine 2016 Okanagan Valley BC Canada

 

Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets can be purchased online only via Store.PredatorRidge.com. This is an adult only event. Must be 19 years or older to attend.

* Taxes & gratuities extra.

Members Corner

► 2020 OPENING DAY
Opening Day is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th. Spots for this shotgun are limited to 144 players on a first come first serve basis. Sign up for the 11:00am Shotgun on the Ridge Course by submitting your request to: bookings@predatorridge.com starting March 1st. Requests will not be accepted if submitted before March 1st.

► 2020 TEE TIME BOOKINGS
Tee Times can be booked online starting April 1st using the online balloted lottery. Tee times can be booked 7 days in advance for active dues paying members, and 4 days in advance for inactive members. Please contact Member Services or Brent Mann if you need a refresh on how to book a tee time online.

► DUES SCHEDULE
A specific Members Notice will be coming out shortly that will outline all of the details for the 2020 dues.

► DISCOVERY REFERRAL PROGRAM
With our latest membership campaign now launched, it's time to remind yourself of the Discovery referral program. Discovery 2020 is all about finding the best possible candidates for membership within our club at Predator Ridge. With your referral you have the ability to gift a friend $5,000 toward the purchase of a Homeowner or Transferable membership. If the candidate is approved to join the club, then Predator Ridge will pay for 50% of your 2020 dues. For further details, please contact Elaine Doyle at: edoyle@predatorridge.com

► 2020 CLUB STORAGE
If you are interested in club storage for the 2020season, the seasonal fee is $200 for the season. Please submit all requests to Brent Mann by email to: bmann@predatorridge.com or sign up in Member Services starting on April 8. Club storage is available for the season only. Any clubs remaining in storage after the season concludes on October 18th, 2020 will be subject to a winter storage fee of an additional $200.00. Space is limited.

► 2020 MEMBER EVENTS
We've got a lot of great events planned for the 2019 season. Sign up will be available inside of Member Services once the season starts on April 8th, 2020. + Please click here to view the 2020 Member Events List. Member Events will also be available to view online via your member account soon.

NextDoor Predator Ridge Community Portal

Have you signed up for the new Predator Ridge Nextdoor community portal?

Nextdoor is a social networking service for neighborhoods. Our neighbourhood has been set up and is moderated by residents and is free to join.  Currently there are 301 Predator Ridge residents who have joined our Nextdoor neighbourhood.

This site is a great way to stay connected to the Predator Ridge community and to get to know one another, sell items and communicate.

To sign up visit ca.nextdoor.com and enter your Predator Ridge address to be connected.
 

Questions? please contact our site moderator Doug@DougLang.ca

Scenic Sip Sweetheart Pairing Event

Wine your way to your loved one's heart and visit Lake Country's Scenic Sip for a Valentine's tasting event.

Enjoy a wine pairing experience at each participating winery. In lieu of tasting fees, donations will be collected to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Enter at each winery for a chance to win a winery basket valued at $250.

Participating Wineries include:

IMPORTANT NOTICES

► SAVE THE DATE:  INSPIRED LIVING ART SHOW
Predator Ridge is pleased to host the second annual Inspired Living Art Show on August 12 – 13, 2020 in the Commonage Ballroom.

The Predator Ridge artists are busy creating high calibre, original paintings and glasswork to be submitted to an independent jury of professional artists later this spring. This jury decides which pieces will be accepted into the show. With the exceptional artistic talent that is evident at Predator Ridge, we expect to exhibit well over 100 pieces of art in August. Please feel free to invite friends and family to this wonderful event!

 

ICE DAMAGE ON COURSE
With winter here, our golf team would like to stress the importance of staying off all grassed areas on the golf course. 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 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.