JULY 2020

ACADEMY EVENT DATES THIS JULY

Junior Camps

  • June 30 - July 2
  • July 14 - 16
  • July 28 - 30

Swing Like a Girl Day Camp

  • Saturday, July 11

Swing Like a Girl Ladies Nights

  • Every Thursday. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Swing Like a Girl Starter Clinics

  • Every Wednesday. July 8, 15, 22, & 29

Swing Like a Girl Improve Clinics

  • Every Thursday. July 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • Or Every Friday. July 10, 17, 24 & 31

Swing Like a Girl Improve 2.0 Clinics

  • Every Tuesday. July 7, 14, 21 & 28

Important Dates

July 1
Canada Day

July 2
Iconic Wine Dinner - Night #1

July 3
Iconic Wine Dinner - Night #2
Pallino's re-opening Day
New menu and Breakfast at Range Lounge & Grill launches

July 7
Music on the Patio with Josh Smith

July 11
Habitat for Humanity Bottle Drive

July 14
Music on the Patio with Marv Machura

July 21
  Music on the Patio with Jon Bos

July 28 
Music on the Patio with Marsha Thompson with Neil Fraser

A NOTE FROM BRAD PELLETIER

Dear Valued Homeowners & Members,

With July now upon us, we are delighted to continue to welcome back even more of our normal lifestyle here at Predator Ridge.

As we journey through our third phase of reopening, we want to assure you that we are continuing to take the same careful approach as we have been doing over the past few months.  Our strategy across the entire resort is a built around a controlled and measured approach to managing our business. We are mitigating risks by implementing safety protocols throughout all business units, managing volume levels, and as a result we are confident that we are safely delivering a guest experience that benefits us all.

Interested in learning more about our COVID-19 protocols? We have all of our operational plans live on our website at: PredatorRidge.com/COVID-19

We are also excited to continue to welcome back many of the programs that you have grown to love over the years including Bocce, Wine Pairing Dinners, Music on the Patio and the reopening of Pallino's.  We put a lot of thought into what we did for you during our closing and we are putting even more thought, time and strategy behind our events this summer.

On behalf of the entire Predator Ridge team, I want to sincerely thank you for your support and loyalty.  You continue to motivate our entire team and I am truly proud to be a part of one of the strongest communities in Canada.

Sincerely,

Brad Pelletier
Senior Vice-President, Okanagan
Wesbild Holdings Ltd.

An Update on Dining

BREAKFAST & BRUNCH
Range Lounge & Grill will be re-opening for breakfast commencing Friday July 3 between 6:00am to 11:00am.

  • Breakfast Buffet service or a-la-carte menu available
  • Buffet is $18/person* and includes coffee or tea. Juice or specialty Nespresso coffees extra.
  • Breakfast buffet will be offered Monday thru Saturday.
  • Sundays the breakfast buffet will run between 6:00am to 9:00am
  • Sunday brunch will be available from 9:00am - 12:00pm, and will include an omelette and carving station.
  • Brunch Buffet $24/person* includes coffee or tea. Juice or specialty Nespresso coffees extra.

 

RESERVATIONS
Range Lounge & Grill offers and strongly suggests reservations be made through the Open Table app on line available at PredatorRidge.com/Reserve. Without a reservation we do not guarantee there will be space available and you may end up waiting a lengthy period before space becomes available. We do not take reservations for the patio. If there is room for your party when you arrive we are happy to relocate you.

You can book your reservation online (for the dining room only) anytime at: PredatorRidge.com/Reserve.

 

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • All guests MUST check-in with the Host prior to entering
  • We are mandated to not allow seating in groups of more than 6 and will remind our guests they remain adequately socially distanced at 6 feet apart. These are regulations imposed on us by the various Health and WorkSafeBC authorities.
  • Range Lounge & Grill, along with the rest of the resort, remains cashless. Please arrange debit, credit or for those with accounts set up, we encourage you to sign your bill to your homeowner or member account.

 

NEW MEMBER BEER
Effective July 1st we are pleased to welcome the Granville Island products for our member and home owner offerings. Available will be Granville Island: Island Cerveza, English Bay Pale Ale and the West Coast IPA.

 

PALLINO'S
Pallino's will be re-opening on Friday July 3rd and will be open Tuesday through Saturdays, from 3 pm to 10pm.

 

NEW SUMMER MENU AT RANGE LOUNGE & GRILL
We're excited to be launching our new summer menu on Friday, July 3rd.

 

FOOD DELIVERY: COMING SOON
Look for our new Ninja delivery services coming soon. You will be able to order from the comfort of your home and have all your favourites delivered

 

COMMONAGE MARKET
Commonage Market will remain being open between 7:00am - 8:00pm, daily.

 

ON COURSE CONCESSIONS
On course concessions including Turning Point and the Outlook Cabin are now open daily.  Hours will adjust with tee time demand.

* All prices plus tax and do not include gratuity.

 

Homeowner Golf Cart Usage

Dear Homeowner,

We are sending this as a reminder to those of you who have a personal use cart, or are considering buying one. As an organization we have been very vocal and at the forefront with government dialogues to allow appropriate cart usage in communities like Predator Ridge. We also recognize the significant safety and associated financial risk associated with both resort and personal use carts.

The purpose of this information is to educate you on vehicle requirements and operation in BC. A few key things to note:

  • Usage guidelines are set out by the provincial government.
  • Predator Ridge roads are public.
  • “Policing” is done according to municipal bylaws.

Predator Ridge’s focus is cart use on the golf course lands or any usage involving resort guests. We will follow up on any issue that involve our rental fleet of carts. Please contact us at (250) 503-3588 if you see anyone using our cart in an unsafe manner. We ask homeowner to model and encourage appropriate private cart use at all times. Should a problem arise Strata councils, The City of Vernon bylaw department or the RCMP are also avenues for resolution.

There are two types of cart vehicles:

  1. Golf Carts. Golf Carts are not permitted on roadways and highways outside of approved areas. Use of Golf Carts on public roads is illegal.
  2. Neighbourhood Zero Emissions Vehicles. Often referred to as Low Speed Vehicles (LSV) or Neighbourhood Golf Carts, NSEV’s are permitted on roads where the speed limit does not exceed 40 km/h. NOTE: All speed limits within Predator Ridge for all vehicles, including carts is 30 km/h.

All Neighbourhood Zero Emission Vehicles must have 2 - 4 seats, a steering wheel, service brakes and parking or emergency brakes, a rear-view mirror, a horn, good quality tires, day time running lights, turn signals and brake light, reflectors and seatbelts. They are subject to the same rules and regulations as motor vehicles and must:

  • Be insured through ICBC
  • Have a permit issued by the municipality
  • Be operated by a licensed driver
  • Not carry passengers under 9 years of age
  • Only be operated during daylight hours and when the roads are free of ice, snow and slush
  • Not exceed a 32 km/h speed rating (20 MPH)

 

NOTE: Drivers will not be covered for road accidents that cause injury or property damage. We ask that all cart drivers access and use the paths that are provided. You are permitted to cross a public road to access paths. Please be very aware of pedestrians, pets and cyclists, all of which have the right of way.

Insurance
It is the responsibility of each homeowner to insure their personal cart.

Use on the Golf Course Lands
Personal golf carts are permitted for use on Predator Ridge’s two golf courses, provided you are registered to play golf at that particular time. Sightseeing later in the afternoon, while yielding to golfers, is permitted provided you are not interfering with the golf experience in any way. Unregistered use of the golf course is forbidden, even if you have an active membership. If you are wanting to play, please contact The Shop in advance, as we must account for every player on course.

Speed Restrictions
The Predator Ridge fleet carts are set to operate at a maximum speed of 19 km/h. There are a number of personal carts which are capable of speeds up to 50 km/h. The speed limit is 30 km/h throughout Predator Ridge for all vehicles.

Passengers
A standard golf cart is designed for up to two passengers. Others are made for four and six passengers. It is in everyone’s best interest to ensure that we do not exceed the number of passengers the cart was designed for.

Underage Usage
Predator Ridge’s cart fleet requires every user to sign a waiver for liability and responsibility and that the operator is at least eighteen years of age with a valid drivers’ license. The BC government requires that the operator possesses a valid driver’s license.

Cart use is expanding as our community and the resort grows. These guidelines will become more and more important to make sure we are incident free and maintain the relaxed lifestyle we have all come to love.

Regards,

Rod Cochrane
General Manager, Resort

Resource Links

From the Fitness Centre

Under new guidelines, we are delighted to now open phase 3 of the Fitness Centre today! It is important to note that this is a partial opening. Usage continues to be by pre-booked appointment only. The facility is split into 4 zones and strict cleaning and physical distancing measures are in place.

NEW IN PHASE 3:

  • Homeowner guests now welcome.  Limited to book 24 hours in advance.  Only 1 guest per Homeowner allowed.  Must be accompanied by a Homeowner.
  • Now up to 12 people allowed in the Fitness Centre at one time.
  • Operational Hours extended.  Open Monday - Saturday from 6:00am - 8:00pm and Sundays & Holidays from 7:00am - 8:00pm

We will also continue with our Outdoor Fitness Classes in July (+ see calendar) as well as launch our weekly Hiking Group (+ see calendar).

NEW THIS MONTH: Family Swim Times (bookings required).  Tues, Thurs & Sun @ 1:30pm. Sat @ 10:30am. No change rooms available and bring your own toys.

All bookings can be made by email at:  Fitness@PredatorRidge.com or by phone at:  (250) 558-3443.

Questions? Please email SMorris@PredatorRidge.com

 

Members Corner

Although we're operating differently this year, we are pleased to see that your member experience has seen minimal disruption. + See our Golf Operating Plan.

If you missed our June Golf Member Notice, here are the highlights:

  • Second dues charges happening July 1
  • Rake and sand/seed bottle program
  • Two riders per cart protocols
  • Member Central updated information
  • An update on Member Events
  • An update on the 2020 Bocce league

Are you receiving our Member Emails? If not, please email: BMann@PredatorRidge.com

 

Inspired Living Art Show

In Person Show @ the Commonage Ballroom - August 12 -13, 2020
Virtual Art Show - August 14 – 20, 2020

 

Predator Ridge is an amazing community that has done an exceptional job of helping to flatten the COVID-19 curve. We have worked together to keep COVID-19 out of Predator Ridge, and with strict protocols in place, the Inspired Living Art Group is pleased to bring the second annual Inspired Living Art Show on August 12 – 13, 2020 to the Commonage Ballroom.

Our priority is to keep everyone safe and we are working through the necessary protocols and processes to ensure we maintain social distancing, scheduling limited people at a time in the ballroom and stringent cleaning throughout the show.

We look forward to seeing you at our show but for those who are not ready to expand their social bubble, we will have a virtual show available at www.inspiredlivingart.com from August 14-20, 2020.

The Inspired Living art show is a homeowner-led event featuring residents at Predator Ridge who have been busy creating high calibre, original paintings, and glasswork. The jury has accepted over 100 pieces of art for display and sale. We are thrilled to announce our 2020 artists:

  • Deb Ackerman
  • Vania Burton
  • Katherine Coombs
  • Jill Devenish
  • Barbara Lindberg
  • Teyjah McAren
  • Martha Moore
  • Sue Porlier
  • Vicky Richardson
  • Colleen Scott
  • Emily Vollans
  • Lindsay Walsh
  • Debbie Young

We are also happy to welcome Lightening Rock Winery who will provide $5 glasses of wine at the show.

As a community we have supported our frontline workers and we appreciate the steps that Predator Ridge has taken on our behalf. COVID-19 has changed many things but it has not stopped spring from coming, it has not stopped neighbours helping neighbours and it has not stopped artists who can’t help but create. Please stay tuned for more details.

Thank you to Predator Ridge management, staff, and residents for your support.

 

From Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Allan Brooks Nature Centre Kicks Off An Auction For Four Exclusive Dining Events This Summer

During these challenging times, making connections with nature is more important than ever for the mental and physical health of children and adults. Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC) needs your help to connect people with nature. The impacts and restrictions in place due to COVID-19 have prevented ABNC from hosting its three largest annual fundraisers – their gala and garage sales. With your financial support you can help ABNC to be here tomorrow, next month, next year and into the future for our community, our schools, the children and visitors.

ABNC has come up with enterprising fundraising alternatives that comply with the current Provincial pandemic restrictions. They are auctioning off 4 very special, private Dinner Under the Stars events based on a popular dinner piloted last summer. Each four-course dinner for 8 will be unique from the exceptional international chefs, to the finest cuisine, exquisite wine paired menus and entertainment, all held up at Allan Brook’s beautiful setting.

Envision four different themes and world class dining. Imagine a mouth-watering Moroccan meal in Marrakech that will tantalize your senses of smell and taste, while bringing you this North African country’s finest food. How about East Meets West cuisine? Imagine ending your meal with the best German pastry dessert?

One of last year’s attendees said, “the entire evening was magical with its panoramic views, savory food, gifted entertainment in a gorgeous natural grassland setting made for an enchanting evening! Absolutely priceless memory!!!”

Each will be a night to remember… wine, food and entertainment and the BEST VIEW IN VERNON! The only thing they don’t provide are shooting stars, but successful bidders might be lucky to see some!

If you’ve been feeling cooped up, and missing your friends, you are invited to indulge your senses by bidding on any or all of the dinner events. Each dinner will provide a rounded exclusive experience for you and your guests, all while helping Allan Brooks keep the doors open for local children in 2020.

The online auction runs from July 1-5. To see Dinner Under the Stars video and for more information about each meal; dates and times, as well as how to access the online auction site, please visit: www.abnc.ca/dinners.

 

From O'Rourke's Peak Cellars

Our friends at O'Rourke's Peak Cellars invite you to join them this summer for a variety of events including:

 

A Special Offer from Mission Hill Family Estates

PRIVATE LUNCH AT THE ESTATE: An Immersive Gastronomic Adventure

This experience is designed for you to enjoy a wine paired lunch while overlooking the beauty of our estate winery and the Okanagan Valley. Your visit starts in our estate vineyard where our sommelier will discuss the origins of the Okanagan Valley and the ancient, glacial and volcanic soils that make up this unique place. Following a visit to our underground barrel cellar, a private table awaits you on our loggia. Once seated, you will be guided through four seasonal dishes paired with our wines.

Predator Ridge Homeowner/ Member exclusive offer:
You plus one guest can enjoy the Private Lunch At The Estate experience for the price of one guest.

This offer has an $85-dollar value. Please allow 120 minutes for this experience.

To book your reservation, please visit MissionHillWinery.com and use the discount code PREDATORRIDGE2020. Note that this special is ONLY valid on the "PRIVATE LUNCH AT THE ESTATE" experience.

 

Important Notices

♦  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BOTTLE DRIVE
The next bottle drive will be happening on Saturday, July 11.  Have your refundable containers curbside by 9:00am for pick-up. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Glory Westwell by email at:  gloryw51@icloud.com.

 

♦  PARKING IN THE LODGE PARKING LOT
Now that our accomodations are open, a friendly reminder that parking in the upper Lodge parking lot is reserved for registered guests.  We will be strictly enforcing and violators will be towed.

 

♦  REAL ESTATE SALES CENTRE & SHOWHOMES
Our Real Estate Sales centre and showhomes are open daily, but by appointment only. We have new protocols in place to protect and keep everyone safe. If you or your guest would like to tour our homes or meet with Claire or Dick, please contact them by phone or email.  We will be opening up online bookings on our website shortly.
Claire Radford  e:  CRadford@PredatorRidge.com | c: (250) 309-3938
Dick Zokol e: RZokol@PredatorRidge.com | c: (250) 309-8046