July 2018

Events in your Backyard

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New Golf Experience Now Open

We are very excited to announce that the golf course refresh is now complete and our entire 18 hole experience on the Predator Course is now re-opened.

Doug Carrick, Mike Long and KCM Construction were all extremely pleased to have hit their adjusted target date. As you know our original target date was June 15th, but the early winter last fall and the late spring this year delayed the project. It was quite an achievement by all to be within two weeks of the original target.

In an effort to ensure the course grows in properly, we are limiting the amount of traffic on the course and slowly expanding availability as the surface conditions warrant. For this week, tee times on the Predator course will begin 2 hours later than normally scheduled and the course will be closed from 3:00pm onward.

The Ridge course will not have any change to its start times and will remain open throughout the evening.

Some important details to note:

Predator #3, #4, #9 and Ridge #1 will be cart path only until further notice.
It is critical that no one drives their carts on any of the new turfed areas
The new fescue areas will be ground under repair and under no circumstance may you enter these areas by cart or foot
Please repair all ball marks on the greens and remember to bring your sand and seed bottles with you for your approach shots
The new bunkers will have wooden supports running along the edges for the remainder of the season. These will have little impact on your game and will be in place to create a solid edge over time. If your ball is so close to the edge of the bunker that the wooden supports effect your backswing or follow through, you may place your ball within one club length without penalty. Your ball must remain in the bunker.
Both courses have been re-rated by British Columbia Golf and as a result the new course ratings will be updated in Golf Canada for your handicap tracking.

We are thrilled with the finished product and thank Doug Carrick, Mike Long and our entire Turf Care team for this project and the improvements it has made to our courses.  We look forward to hearing your feedback on this project and really hope you enjoy your new playing experience!  

FITNESS

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

FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 20 classes/week for just $75/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $110 or drop-in for just $14/class*

Do you want to see any of our class times changes?  Or do you have any requests for new classes?  Come talk to Susan or send an email to:  smorris@predatorridge.com

 

► 5KM FUN RUN
Bring your family, friends and dogs out to join us for a run or walk around Predator Ridge. This annual event is a fun way to socialize, exercise and enjoy the great outdoors!  After the race enjoy prizes, coffee and muffins on the Fitness Centre patio.

DATE:  Saturday, July 21
TIME:  Registration starts at 8:30am | Race starts at 9:00am | Prize ceremony & snacks at 11:00am
COST:  $10 entry fee (benefiting Habitat for Humanity Vernon)

 

NEW YOGA CLASSES (included in your class pass)
DATES: Sunday mornings at 9:30AM + Tuesday nights at 7:00PM 

 

► HIKE/YOGA/WINE NIGHTS
DATES: Thursdays from 6:45PM - 8:45PM 
DETAILS: Enjoy a 20-minute hike out to one of our 3 outdoor yoga platforms; followed by a 45-minute yoga class and then a hike back.  Afterwards enjoy a glass of wine & snack on the Fitness Centre patio. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat
COST: Homeowners: $30* each |  Guests: $40* each.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register at the Fitness Centre by noon on Thursday or by emailing smorris@predatorridge.com

 

2018 GROUP HIKES
Every Thursday at 8:30am, join us for a group hike to a variety of trails throughout the North Okanagan.  As in previous years, we will be carpooling to each destination.  We collect $5/person which goes to the driver.  PLEASE PHONE BY WEDNESDAY EVENING TO SIGN UP.  

 

SWIM LIKE A KID LESSONS
Limited spots available for kid swim lessons this July.  3 levels available, categorized by age category.  We will be doing another session in August.  Register today as space is limited!

DATES:  July 17, 18 & 19
COST:  $40/kid*

  • 10:30am - 11:00am - 5 to 7 year olds
  • 11:00am - 11:30am - 7 to 10 year olds
  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm - 8 to 12 year olds

 

BIKE RENTALS
Our new extended fleet of bike rentals are now available from the Fitness Centre.  See full details and pricing on our website at: PredatorRidge.com/Activities/Biking/Bike-Rentals 

 

► POOL CLOSED
Please note that the pool is closed during weekly aquafit and swim classes.  Please check the calendar for dates and times.

 

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.  

Summer Events at Range Lounge & Grill

► MUSIC ON THE PATIO
Join us every Tuesday from 5 - 7pm for our popular series of outdoor live music performances by local Okanagan artists

  • July 3 - Marv Machura
  • July 10 - Olivia Penalva
  • July 17 - Raquel Cole
  • July 24 - John Noren
  • July 31 - Aaron Gordon

Join us in Range & Lounge Grill to enjoy dinner after the event (dinner reservations are recommended). For more details, please contact (250) 542-3436 or + click here to book your dinner reservations online

► FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS
Join us every Friday from 5 - 6pm to taste some of the signature wines from a variety of Okanagan wineries.  Tickets are $10/person* and must be purchased in advance via our online store (Store.PredatorRidge.com)

► SUSHI SATURDAYS
Join us every Saturday night for our new weekly feature night this summer with locally acclaimed Sushi Chef Eric Lee.

+ Click to view sushi menu

Reservations are recommended especially during our busy peak season in July and August. Book online or call (250) 542-3436

 

► STAY TUNED FOR MORE GREAT DINING EVENTS THIS SUMMER INCLUDING OUR NEXT WORLD CULINARY DINNER & SO MUCH MORE!

Academy

Improve your game this season with the Academy.  All 2018 programs and prices are available at:  PredatorRidge.com/Golf 

 ► JULY SWING LIKE A GIRL CLINIC DATES

 

► FITNESS & GOLF FUNDAMENTALS with Kyla Inaba

  • NEW 4-week program focused on fundamentals of the full swing, putting and dynamic golf fitness exercises. Perfect for beginner golfers.
  • Sessions run every Tuesday from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

          Session 3:  July 3, July 10, July 17 & July 24
          Session 4:  August 7, August 14, August 21 & August 28

  • Cost:  $120/person*
  • Add a TPI Fitness Assessment $100/person*
  • Add a TPI Fitness and Swing Assessment $175/person*

 

► SWING LIKE A KID "SHOOT FORE THE MOON" CHARITY GOLF CLINIC

  • In honour of the Brent Mullin Memorial fund will be hosting free clinics on Sunday, July 8 for junior golfers.  This fund helps local juniors achieve their goals. 
  • CLINIC #1:  9:00am - 10:00am
  • CLINIC #2:  11:00am - 12:00pm

 

For any questions or to book any Academy program, please call our team at:  (250) 542-3436 or email us at: academy@predatorridge.com

Members Corner

► 2018 LOBSTERFEST 

  • Thanks to everyone that attended Lobsterfest in June! Despite a cold and rainy start the day was filled with some good golf, great music and dancing, and of course, the amazing food! Thank you to everyone that participated and their guests, we can’t wait for this annual event to happen next year, hopefully in the sunshine!

► 2018 PREDATOR RIDGE GOLF SHOP GUIDE 

  • Now available!  To view visit:  matchplaygolf.ca/predatorridge
  • Your guide to the latest club lines we are carrying, as well as insights into what you're going to want to wear on the course.  All offered at member-friendly prices.
  • Predator Ridge will beat Golf Town pricing!
  • Society Members save 10% off apparel everyday in the Shop
  • Members save 15% off apparel everyday in the Shop
  • Homeowner Members save 20% off apparel everyday in the Shop

► MEN'S INVITATIONAL - SATURDAY, JULY 7

  • This event is now full and we are taking spots on the waitlist!
  • Happening on the Ridge Course
  • 8:00am Shotgun Start followed by lunch and prizing
  • Tournament format: 4 Man Stabelford
  • Cost: $105/player (+ tax + gratuity) – Members will also receive a voucher for a free round of golf that can be used at a later time
  • Sign up inside of Member Services or at memberservices@predatorridge.com

► LADIES INVITATIONAL - SATURDAY, JULY 21

  • Invite up to 3 guests to join you and partake in a fun filled day! If you can only bring one guest we will pair you up with another twosome!
  • Happening on the Ridge Course
  • 8:00am Shotgun Start followed by lunch and prizing
  • Tournament format: 4 Man Stabelford
  • Cost: $105/player (+ tax + gratuity) – Members will also receive a voucher for a free round of golf that can be used at a later time
  • Sign up inside of Member Services or at memberservices@predatorridge.com

► BOCCE IS BACK

  • We’re excited to announce Bocce is back and better than ever. Last year we had over 100 participants on a weekly basis!
  • Bocce is a sport that is fun, social, and accessible to everyone! With a drink in one hand, and a ball in the other, you'll learn first-hand what the Member Bocce League experience is all about. There's no better way to spend a warm and sunny Monday evening!
  • All homeowners and members are free to join
  • Bocce happens on the Predator Course Hole 1 fairway, every Monday evening from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. 


Opening Night- July 2

  • Following the league play, join us in Pallino’s to kick-off the start to a great season with weekly specials! 


How to Register:

  • Sign up as a team or as an individual at Member Services, or email: memberservices@predatorridge.com

Team
Each team must assign a captain. The captain will be responsible for organizing their team each week and will communicate with member services.
Individual Join up as a single or spare on the registration list and we will create a team of singles and/or find a team looking for additional players.

  • Predator Ridge staff and League Commissioner Doug Varley would like to remind everyone that this is a fun, social and fair league. Good sportsmanship is required by all participants! If you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact Doug Varley at douglas.varley@gmail.com or 778-475-5410.

► ONLINE BOOKING

  • On April 24th our new Members website (Members.PredatorRidge.com) was launched allowing you to book tee times online and view your member accounts, statements, and detailed receipts for any charges online.
  • We have offered training seminars throughout April to introduce the new system, procedures, and policies. If you missed these seminars no need to worry! Member Services is here to assist you in learning how to use and navigate the new site. Please arrange a time through memberservices@predatorridge.com to have us walk you through the site.
  • Please note that you will need to validate your account before you can use it. + Click here for instructions

► 2018 ANNUAL DUES

  • Your 2018 Annual Dues are now past due. If you have not already paid your dues for this season, please ensure that you are reviewing your member statements linked to your profile within the new Members website (aka Jonas).
  • You can pay your dues through Member Services or the Golf Shop via cheque, cash or debit.
  • Please ensure your annual dues are paid in full to prevent any type of interest charges or revoking of your playing privileges. 
  • As a reminder, below are the 2018 annual dues: 

Individual Dues = $3,600 - $600 (less course refresh discount) + $34 (Golf Canada Handicap Fee + GST = $3,185.70
Couples Dues = $6,500 - $1,100 (less course refresh discount) + $34 (Golf Canada Handicap Fee + GST = $5,705.70

Travel Club

Join our President Terri Jo Lennox and her colleague, photographer Anita Erdmann for a fabulous overview of Africa and her many destinations. 

Planning for an African adventure can be overwhelming so take advantage of the valued experience and knowledge these two women bring to the table with their own tales of exotic safaris, cultural exchanges and breath-catching experiences. 

Learn what the right time, the right place and the right budget for your dream African vacation entails.

TRAVEL TALK #7

DATE: Monday, July 23
TIME: 6:30pm
COST: FREE
WHERE: Clubhouse Meeting Room (lower level of Clubhouse)
RSVP: joy@traveltime.ca

* Please ensure you RSVP  if you are planning on attending this session.  If we do not have enough participation, the talks will unfortunately need to be cancelled. 

TRAVEL PICKS updated regularly on the Homeowner Intranet Site Discussion Board Forum.  (homeowners.predatorridge.com)

VJHF 2018 Raffle & Charity Classic Tournament

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation raises funds to improve healthcare throughout the North Okanagan. Currently, they are fundraising to increase surgical capacity at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

Last year VJH surgeons performed over 8,000 procedures, that is equal to 1 in 10 people in our catchment area. Our goal is to reduce wait times and see more people, more quickly, for better outcomes.

NEW:  Help support VJHF by purchasing your $20 raffle ticket and you could win great prizes including:

  • Grand Prize:  Airfare for 2 anywhere WestJet flies
  • Prize #2:  One pair of custom Skevik Skis
  • Prize #3:  $1,000 gift certificate to Enderby Jewelers

BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKET ONLINE AT:  VJHFoundation.org

PLUS don't miss the North Okanagan’s premier golf tournament: the Charity Classic. This annual event is not just a golf tournament, but an opportunity for our community to support local health care which each and every one of us will need at one time or another.

WHEN:  Sunday, August 26, 2018
REGISTER ONLINE AT:  vjhfoundation.org

THE DETAILS:

  • Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Putting Contest
  • Shared Power Cart
  • Golf Passport
  • 4 hole-in-one opportunities
  • Golf shirt, sleeve of golf balls & other gifts
  • 10:00 a.m. shotgun start - 18 Holes
  • More than $10,000 in Awards & Prizes
  • Valet & club cleaning service
  • Auction
  • Gourmet dinner
  • And so much more!