July 2019

Did you know that our patio was recently named as one of the top 100 best spots for outdoor dining in Canada?  
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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

July Events Calendar

  • July 1:  Canada Day
                Bocce Season Opener & Kick off party
  • July 2:  Music on the Patio w/ Jeff Piatelli
                Fitness & Fundamentals
  • July 2 - 4:  Junior Golf Summer Camp
  • July 3:  Sunset Stretch & Sip Yoga
  • July 4:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
  • July 5:  Friday Night Flights w/ Bartier Bros
                Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • July 6:  Sushi Saturday
                Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • July 7:  Yoga & Mimosas
  • July 8:  Bocce Night
  • July 9:  Music on the Patio w/ Andrew Johns
                Fitness & Fundamentals
                PR Firehall Practice
  • July 11:  Okanagan Charity Classic
                Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
  • July 12:  Friday Night Flights w/ Stoneboat Vineyards
                Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
                Duffers Night w/ Sean Burke
  • July 13:  Men's Invitational
                Swing Like a Girl Clinic
                Sushi Saturday
                Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • July 15:  Bocce Night
  • July 16:  Music on the Patio w/ Raquel Cole
                Fitness & Fundamentals
  • July 16 - 18:  Junior Golf Summer Camp
                Junior Tennis Summer Camp
  • July 17:  BOGAFIT Demos (10am & 3pm)
                Sunset Sip & Stretch
  • July 18:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
  • July 19:  Friday Night Flights w/ Da Silva Vineyards
                Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • July 20:  5km Fun Run/Walk
                Sushi Saturday
                Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • July 21:  Yoga & Mimosas
  • July 22:  Bocce Night
  • July 23:  Travel Talk
                Music on the Patio w/ UnCorked!
                Fitness & Fundamentals
  • July 25:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
  • July 26:  Friday Night Flights w/ CedarCreek
                Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
                Duffers Night w/ Sean Burke
  • July 27:  Ladies Invitational
                BOGAFIT Demo (11am)
                Sushi Saturday
                Group Mtn Bike Ride (intermediate)
  • July 28:  Culinary Team BC Dinner
  • July 29:  Bocce
  • July 30:  Music on the Patio w/ Gorden James
                Fitness & Fundamentals
  • July 30 - August 1:  Junior Golf Summer Camp
                Junior Tennis Summer Camp
  • July 31:  Sunset Stretch & Sip


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

FOOD & BEVERAGE EVENTS

♦  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 and breweries.

JULY TASTING EVENTS

July 5 – Bartier Bros | Oliver, BC | + buy tickets

July 12 – Stoneboat Vineyards | Oliver, BC | + buy tickets

July 19 – Da Silva Vineyards | Penticton, BC | + buy tickets

July 26 – CedarCreek Estate Winery | Kelowna, BC | + buy tickets

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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.

JULY PERFORMANCES

July 2 - Jeff Piatelli
July 9 - Andrew Johns
July 16 - Raquel Cole
July 23 - Uncorked!
July 30 - Gorden James

 

♦  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).

Summer Resort Sale

Summer is the perfect time for friends & family to come visit and explore Predator Ridge and the Okanagan. We've got a great special happening for families available until July 15, where kids can stay, golf and eat free breakfast during our busy peak season

From just $268/night*, your Summer Stay will include:

  • 1 Night Accommodation in a one bedroom suite in the Predator Ridge Lodge.
  • Access to our deluxe breakfast buffet (add $10 per adult to enjoy our Sunday Brunch buffet)
  • Complimentary access to our outdoor resort pools & hot tubs with towel service
  • Complimentary access to our Fitness Centre with indoor pool, hot tub and steam rooms
  • Access to our Okanagan Rail Trail shuttle service. Adult & Kid rental bikes also available.*
  • Complimentary access to our 2 children playgrounds
  • Access to our Junior Golf & Tennis camps*
  • Free cart rides for kids*
  • Complimentary WI-FI and parking (with electric vehicle charging stations available)
  • Pet Friendly accommodations options available (for a fee)
  • Special guest rate to add unlimited same day golf*

PLUS:

  • Kids Golf Free* 
  • Free golf cart rides for kids* 
  • Free Family Activity passport with chance to win an Ultimate Family Vacation in 2020
  • Free limited edition kids "Unplugged Family Time Predator Ridge Style" hat and water bottle

 

AVAILABLE FOR 2-NIGHT STAYS BETWEEN JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2019.
FOR NEW BOOKINGS ONLY
RESERVATIONS MUST BE PRE-PAID AT TIME OF BOOKING AND ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

UPGRADE OPTIONS
Lodge Two Bedroom Suite from $297/night*

Peregrine Two Bedroom Cottage from $331/night*

1 Bedroom Falcon Point Villa from $282/night*

2 Bedroom Falcon Point Villa from $339/night*

3 Bedroom Falcon Point Villa from $449/night**

 

MUST BE BOOKED BY JULY 15, 2019

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* Taxes & resort fee are not included in rates quoted. Rates are based on availability & double occupancy. Blackout dates apply. Minimum 2 Night Stay.  For new reservations only. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Rates quoted are based on 1 night in a Lodge 1 Bedroom suite and access to Range Lounge & Grill's daily breakfast buffet for 2 adults.  Free access to breakfast buffet for all children in party. Ultimate Family Summer Escape package is payable 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. Packages are available for 2 adults and 2 children. Falcon Point 3 Bedroom Villas rate quoted is based on occupancy of 4 adults and 4 children. Please call for a quote for larger groups and all other accommodation option types. Valid for stays between July 1 - September 15, 2019. Rail Trail Shuttle operates Tuesday through Sunday leaving Predator Ridge at 10:00am and returning at 2:00pm. Additional bike rentals, Yoga & Fitness classes are available at a cost and based on availability. Kids play free golf is available when accompanied by a paying adult.  Kids golf free applies to junior golfers 15 years of age and younger.  Unlimited golf is valid for same day play.  First round is bookable at time of booking, subsequent rounds can be booked on day of play and based on availability. Golf course played will depend on public course rotation schedule. Free cart rides are based on availability and time restrictions apply. Junior Golf and Tennis Camps are based on availability and available for a fee. Free limited edition kids "Unplugged Family Time Predator Ridge Style" hat and water bottle will be given to children at time of check-in and are based on availability while supplies last.
**Falcon Point 3 Bedroom Villas rate quoted is based on occupancy of 4 adults and 4 children. Please call for a quote for larger groups and all other accommodation option types.

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 23 classes/week for just $85/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $115 or drop-in for just $15/class*. 

 

► BOGAFIT DEMOS
Our new BOGAFit boards have arrived and we're holding 3 demos this month.  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 July 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.

 

ANNUAL 5KM RUN RUN/WALK
Our Annual 5km Fun Run/Walk is happening on Saturday, July 20, 2019.  Bring your family, friends and dogs out to join us for our annual July fun run or walk around the Predator Ridge community and support the Vernon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

TIME:  9:00am
(registration starts at 8:30am - or pre-register anytime at the Fitness Centre)
WHERE: The Fitness Centre
COST: $10/person with ALL proceeds going toward Habitat for Humanity Vernon

A mapped course with drink stations will be provided.  Prize ceremony with coffee & muffins to follow on the Fitness Centre patio at 11:00am.  Prizes will be awarded for fastest male & female, most enthusiastic, oldest, youngest, fastest dog and many other fun categories.

Questions? Email: fitness@predatorridge.com or phone: (250) 558-3443

  

► 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! Class begins July 29 and covers 10 weeks of training. These classes sell out quickly, don’t delay, register TODAY! 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!

Team BC Culinary Dinner

Join us on July 28 for a very special 5-course fundraising dinner and evening in support of Culinary Team BC.

Culinary Team BC is a group of talented BC-based chefs who represent the province as its culinary ambassadors at competitions around the world. Help raise funds for the team as they prepare to compete at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart in February 2020.

Join us for an exclusive 5 course fundraising dinner and evening in support of Culinary Team BC. The dinner will be fully cooked by the team.

After dinner, enjoy live entertainment and a silent auction (cash or cheque only). Predator Ridge is donating the banquet kitchen and the Commonage Ballroom.

EVENT DETAILS

DATE:  Sunday July 28th 2019
TIME:  5:00 pm onwards
WHERE: The Commonage Ballroom
COST:  $79/person*

ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE REQUIRED.
TICKETS ARE LIMITED! Only 96 tickets available.
Tickets are available online only and must be purchased in advance. Tickets available at: Store.PredatorRidge.com

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EVENT MENU

  • Welcome Canapes
  • Course #1 - Mulled Tomato, Fennel, Petite Greens, Herb, White Balsamic
  • Course #2 - Tartlet of Green Pea, Onion Custard, Warm Lentil Salad, Pecorino Foam
  • Course #3 - Seared Sable Fish, Miso Glaze, Soybean Dumpling, Choy , King oyster Mushroom, Pickled shimiji, Ginger broth
  • Course #4 - Lamb Leg, Parma Ham, Lamb Potato Pave, Celery Root Croquette, Broccoli Polognaise, Smoked Paprika Chutney, Jus
  • Course #5 - Citrus Malva Pudding, Carrot Citrus sorbet, Carrot Jam, Spiced Crème Anglaise

Cash bar will be available.

 

* Plus applicable tax and gratuities.

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
  • We want to thank Milos Pospisil for all of his efforts and expertise on and off the court over the past year at Predator Ridge. Milos was essential in getting our club operational and made valuable connections with our Members and staff. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours.
  • Weekly Skills & Drills workshops for both Tennis & Pickleball now on.  Open to Club Members only.  
  • Our newest team member, Frits Bakker will now be 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

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
We have just 50 memberships left.  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

► 2019 LOBSTERFEST


Thanks to everyone that attended Lobsterfest in June! Despite a cold and rainy afternoon 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!

 

► MEN'S INVITATIONAL - SATURDAY, JULY 13


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
· 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
· To be put on the waitlist, please visit Member Services or email our team at memberservices@predatorridge.com

 

► LADIES INVITATIONAL - SATURDAY, JULY 27


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
· 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 140 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!

This league is open to all current homeowners and members and is free to join!

Bocce happens on the Predator Course Hole 1 fairway, every Monday evening from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
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.

Individuals
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.

OPENING NIGHT: TONIGHT! (JULY 1)

To kick off our Bocce season, following the league play, join us in the Ballroom for our Bocce, Burger and Beer special!

For just $21.95/person* enjoy your choice of beef or chicken burger with all the trimmings, mixed greens salad, potato salad, dessert squares and your choice of one of our Members Wine or one of our Members beer – Okanagan Springs Pale Ale or 1516.

Advanced ticket purchase is available. Tickets are available online only at: store.predatorridge.com

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From the Academy

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

Swing Like a Girl Ladies Nights. Weekly on Thursdays
Fitness & Fundamentals. Weekly on Tuesdays
Swing Like a Girl one-hour clinic: Chipping & Putting. July 13
Duffers Night. Sample beer & practice your game. 75 minute group lessons with Sean Burke.  July 12 - full swing, practice with purpose.  July 26 - short game, 100 yards and in.
Swing Like a Girl camp. July 20
Junior Summer Camps. Our popular annual junior 3-day camps are back. 3 sessions this July for 3 age categories. July 2 - 4, July 16 - 18, July 30 - August 1

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: July 3, 17 & 31
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: July 7 & 21
TIME: 10:00am - 11:30am
WHERE: Namaste yoga platform

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

2019 Okanagan Charity Classic Golf Tournament

We are proud to be the host facility for the 2019 Okanagan Charity Classic Golf Tournament. Presented by Bellamy Homes, the OCC features hockey stars from across the world, local celebrities and CPGA golf professionals.

DATE:  July 10 & 11, 2019 

The OCC Kick-Off Party will be Wednesday, July 10th 7:00pm at Predator Ridge Resort and Thursday, July 11th 12:00pm Shotgun Start at Predator Ridge Resort.

With NHL stars like Shea Weber, Justin Schultz, Josh Gorges, James Reimer, Scott Hartnell and Brayden Schenn, the OCC has raised over $390k in its 4 years. All money raised is donated to programs that support underprivileged children in pursuit to play sports.

If you're interested in participating, please visit OkanaganCharityClassic.com

Travel Talk

Expedition cruising does not mean having to "rough it"!  Join my guest Chaz Dunwoody of Silversea Cruises and learn how you can travel to the ends of the earth to unchartered territories and explore the immaculate natural world as never before.  Experience countries untouched by tourism and discover disparate cultures while travelling along stunningly beautiful shores.  Focus will be on Antarctica and Iceland.

+ CLICK HERE FOR SOME INSPIRATION

DATE: Tuesday, July 23, 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

  • August 20: Peru & Machu Picchu with Tauck Tours
  • Sept 24: Vietnam with Intrepid Tours

VJH Foundation Charity Classic

Don’t miss out! Join us for the VJH Foundation Charity Classic.
Foursomes are filling up fast. We’re already over 50% sold!

If you have not registered your team for the Charity Classic yet, don’t miss out before it is too late.

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 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.

Ride Don’t Hide Event Follow-Up

Here are the results of the Vernon and District Ride Don’t Hide event held Sunday, June 23.

- Team Predator Ridge raised $1,695

- The Vernon & District event as a whole raised $51,305

Thanks to all those who donated to the Vernon Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.  Donations are always gladly accepted for this worthwhile cause.

Learn more at:  Vernon.CMHA.BC.ca