MAY 2020

Can you spot the #WhiteHeartForVJH? April 27, 2020

A NOTE FROM BRAD PELLETIER

Dear Valued Homeowners & Members


On behalf of the entire Predator Ridge team, I want to sincerely thank you for your support and loyalty over the last month, as we continue to work so hard to adjust our operations through all of the challenges we've all been facing. 

I hope that you have been enjoying the variety of initiatives that our team has been working so hard on delivering to you.  Our goal continues to be focused on protecting our community while keeping things as normal as possible and continue the Predator Ridge lifestyle you are accustomed to.

While we are still facing many challenges surrounding COVID-19 and need to keep the health and safety of our residents and valued employees our top priority, we are thrilled that the timing is now suitable to open our golf courses in a responsible way. We will be opening using a phased approach with the first phase dedicated exclusively to active dues paying Members and Society Members only.  We also are implementing very stringent protocols specified by Golf Canada to ensure the safety of all golfers and our community as a whole.  If you have any questions about our golf opening, please reach out to our Director of Golf, Cameron Craig. 

Thank you again for all of your positive feedback and support of our operations. You continue to motivate our team and it is amazing to see our community come together in a time that isn't easy on any of us and we will come through this stronger!

Sincerely,

 

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

 

DAILY GREETING

In the spirit of connection, and in a time where we need to isolate, we hope you have been enjoying getting to know our team and suprise guests with our Daily Greetings.

You can find these updates everyday on our Community Resources page or through our FacebookInstagram or YouTube channel 

 

MOTHER'S DAY DINNER

We're delighted to bring you a new take on Mother's Day this year. Celebrate Mom with our special Mediterranean Dinner To Go!
 

MOTHER'S DAY DINNER TO GO!  

DATE: Sunday, May 10, 2020
PICKUP TIMES: Every 15 minutes between 4:00 - 8:00pm
DELIVERY TIMES: Every 30 minutes between 4:00 - 8:00pm
ORDERS MUST BE IN BY SATURDAY, MAY 9 @ 12:00PM.
COST:  $34.99/person*
ADD-ON WINE FEATURES:
- Stoneboat Vineyards Bubble Boat Brut Bottle: $25*
- Mission Hill Winery Sauvignon Blanc Bottle: $25*
- 50th Parallel Estate Winery Pinot Noir Rosé Bottle: $25*
- Fairview Cellars Crooked Post Pinot Noir Bottle: $33*

 

MOTHER'S DAY DINNER TO GO MENU 

COURSE #1
Greek Salad
cucumber, tomato, onion, peppers, olives, feta, greek dressing

COURSE #2
- Paprika Prawns & Herb Marinated Chicken
- Lemon Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots
- Pita Bread, Hummus & Tzatziki

COURSE #3
Cinnamon Bun Trifle
cream cheese frosting

DINNERS MUST BE PRE-ORDERED THROUGH STORE.PREDATORRIDGE.COM IN ADVANCE AND RECEIVED BY MAY 9 @ 12:00PM

 

 

 

* all prices quoted exclude applicable taxes, bottle deposits and gratuities. Based on availability. Delivery and Pickup slots are available on a first come first served basis at a maximimum of 10 orders per time slots. Book early to secure your first choice pickup or delivery slot. All orders must be submitted by May 9, 2020 at 12:00pm. Deliveries are available to Predator Ridge addresses only.

FROM THE FITNESS CENTRE

• Weekly Spin Bike rentals still available. COST: $35* Pickup only. Email Susan at: SMorris@PredatorRidge.com for details. Check out our new virtual spin classes now available on our Community Resources portal at PredatorRidge.com
 

• Fitness Classes Get active with your favourite Predator Ridge Fitness Centre Instructors for a variety of at home workouts perfect for all fitness levels and abilities. New classes being released constantly. View them online on our Community Resources portal at PredatorRidge.com

MUSIC ON YOUR PATIO

We're delighted to continue our Music on Your Patio series of online concerts this month. Tune into our Facebook page every Saturday night at 7:30pm to enjoy live music from some of our favourite local Okanagan musicians.

MUSIC ON YOUR PATIO LINE-UP
May 2:  Tanya Lipscomb
May 9: Raquel Cole
May 16: Surprise Guest

 

NOT ON FACEBOOK?  Check out Community Resources portal at PredatorRidge.com to view all of the past performance videos.

 

COMMONAGE MARKET ON THE RUN

Commonage Market remains open for you daily, between 7:00am - 8:00pm.  We're continually adding new product to our online store and offer curbside pickup service and delivery service to Predator Ridge addresses at no charge. 

  • DELIVERIES are available daily between 2:00-5:00pm.  All same day orders must be submitted by 11:00am.
  • CURBSIDE PICKUP for online orders is available between 3:00-7:00pm.  All same day orders must be submitted by 11:00am.
  • All online orders placed after 11:00am will be available for next day delivery or curbside pickup!
  • CURBSIDE PICKUP for phoned in orders is available between 9:00am-7:00pm.

Check the store often as we add more items including our new line of spirits & liquor! New in store fresh cut steaks. Call for details.
 

Commonage Market phone: (250) 260-6648

 

The following video will walk you through the ordering process of our new Click & Collect grocery program at Commonage Market.

 

PALLINO'S ON THE RUN

Our Food & Beverage team has been working hard to set up a variety of ways for you to enjoy your favourite restaurant items from the comfort of your home! 

All of our restaurant service is based out of Pallino's and we are open daily between 12:00pm - 8:00pm.  

Enjoy our feature sandwichess or our nightly chef prepared feature items. We also have our a-la-carte menu featuring some of your favourite menu items, available all day and night.  Service is available for takeout, curbside pickup and now by delivery to Predator Ridge addresses.  

Delivery Service is available daily, free of charge between 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Note we only deliver  to Predator Ridge addresses.

Please note that we are currently not accepting cash payments.  All payments must be made by credit or debit card or by charge to a valid pre-existing Predator Ridge Member account.

TO PLACE AN ORDER, PLEASE CALL US AT: (250) 503-3405

GOLF OPERATIONS UPDATE

Phase 1 Golf Operating Plan
The Predator Course opening - May 5 (revised).  + Click to read notice
The Ridge Course opening - May 13
Courses will be open to our active dues paying Members and Society Members only. + Click to read full notice
 

Lobsterfest Rescheduled
Our annual Lobsterfest Mixed Member Guest event scheduled for June 13th has been rescheduled. We are tentatively rescheduling this event for Sunday, September 13th as an 8:30am shotgun with the Lobsterfest lunch to follow. If you had already signed up for the June 13th event Member Services will be reaching out to you to confirm if you would still like to participate with the tentative new date.


Member Services
The member services building will be closed for the month of May. Member Services will still be available via email to assist with any inquires and can be reached at: memberservices@predatorridge.com

COMMONS RACQUET CLUB UPDATE

It has been a month since our last update to you. We hope that you and your family are staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We are extremely grateful for your continued support through the unknown. It is with your support that we will be able to open again and continue to offer exceptional value for your membership.

As a reminder, we will be adding time onto your membership equal to the duration of the closure. As of today, you will have 40 days added to your membership. This is in line with what most clubs are doing throughout British Columbia and Alberta.

Conversations have begun with different clubs throughout the province. While we are not ready to open the doors quite yet, discussions are being had on what opening the club may look like. Tennis Canada and Tennis BC are not recommending that clubs open at this time but to start planning the considerations that need to addressed. Be assured that our goal is to have the Commons Racquet Club operating as soon as possible.

UPDATES:

•  New Spring Product has arrived in the Clubhouse.
Some of the brands we will be carrying this year include:
→ Adidas Tennis
→ UnderArmour
→ Indygena
→ Okanagan Lifestyle
We can wait to share these products and more with you when we re-open!

 
•  The bubble/dome will not be coming down this year.
 
•  Landscaping behind the Clubhouse is set to begin this May.
 
•  The top two tennis courts are still available for use by members of the same household. There is a portable pickleball net there as well. This area is available on a first come, first serve basis.


Continue to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Joachim Nierfeld
Court Operations Manager
e: jnierfeld@predatorridge.com
Carmen Lindsay
Recreation Director
e: clindsay@predatorridge.com

 

CUSTOM CAKES BY CHEF SUSAN

Special Occasion? We've got you covered with custom artistic cakes by Predator Ridge's Chef de Partie, Susan Duperron.

Susan joined Predator Ridge in 2015 and has been a vital part of our Pastry department for the last 5 years. We are happy to announce that we will be offering her incredible talent to celebrate your special occasion through these unprecedented times,

Susan specializes in handcrafted cakes for every occasion. You can work with her directly to design the perfect cake for your special occasion. Cakes range from simple slab cakes and cupcakes to sculpted cakes. She also offers a variety of flavours that will appeal to everyone.

Find Susan on Instagram at @Madeleine.Cakes

For more details on ordering your custom cake, please contact Executive Chef – Sanjaya Mangalagama: 
Phone: (250) 878-9040
Email: smangalagama@predatorridge.com

Mens 2020 Match Play Championship

Two Tiers this Year:
- Tier One. Handicaps – 0 to 9
- Tier Two. Handicaps – 10 and above

32 Players in each tier - open to all male members of Predator Ridge with an established Golf Canada Handicap.

Sign-Up Deadline – May 22, 2020
To sign up, please use the Predator Ridge League Website ( prgl.ca).
Once you log in to prgl.ca, go to “ Playdates” - it appears as “Match Play” as one of the items under “ Playdates”. Click on Attending Column and you will be registered. If you are not registered as a member on the website, please contact Malcolm Murray (cell 519-384-1695 or mwmurraypr@shaw.ca) for guidance and / or registration.

The ladders will be posted for the 2020 match play event on May 24. Players are responsible for arranging a tee time to play their matches before the deadlines. Matches will be played betwen May 25th and August 22nd. Each participant will get 2 matches minimum; there is a B Ladder in each tier for first match losers.

Entry Fee:
- $ 10 per player
- Fee covers Trophies (updates & maintenance) and many Prizes.
- Please e-transfer $10 fee to mwmurraypr@shaw.ca or give cash or cheque directly To Malcolm.

Tees:
Tier 1 – Blue / White Tee Combo
Tier 2 -White Tees.

Handicap Allowance:
- 75% of the handicap difference between the 2 players, rounded down.
i.e. 2.25 is a 2 ; 7.5 is a 7.
- The person with the lower handicap plays from scratch and strokes equal to the difference between the two handicaps are assigned to the player with the higher handicap.

Match Deadlines in Effect. Matches must be completed by the following dates:
- First match – June 20
- Second match – July 11
- Third match – July 25
- Fourth match – August 8
- Final Match – August 22

Matches
- Any player may concede a match (i.e. unavailable to play the match). The other player would proceed to the next stage of the competition.
- If a match is not completed or conceded by the dates listed above, please contact the match play organizer to discuss plans for completion. If a mutual resolution is not made, the match organizer will flip a coin to determine a winner to move forward to the next stage. We have been very reasonable in accomodating all special circumstances in previous years.
- All players are responsible for knowing the Rules of Golf. We will follow the new World Rules of Golf as approved by Golf Canada, USGA, et al effective January 2020.
- The winner of each match is responsible for updating the result on the PRGL Match Play website or advise Malcolm Murray (Cell: 519-384-1695 or mwmurraypr@shaw.ca ) to update the system.
- The year end trophy and prize presentations will be held in conjunction with the Wednesday Men’s Club 1 League closing banquet on Wednesday, September 18.

If you have any questions or want clarification, please email or call Malcolm Murray.

Last, But Not Least, Play Well and Remember To Have Fun!

Your Predator Ridge Match Play Committee for 2020

FireSmart Update

A special shout out to the group of 7 volunteer homeowners who did a FireSmart clean up between Ridge 16 green and the Hockey Canada Cabin. They worked tirelessly starting last fall before the snow and into the spring to clean up an area that needed significant work to reduce the risk of fire in the area. This also helped beautify the area and clean it up for wildlife to enjoy.

We want to send out a Thank You to the Volunteers including:

  • An extra shout out to Gerry Fester, who initiated the clean up and took all the loads to the Vernon dump
  • Gord Ball
  • Frank Dollevoet
  • Mark Kellock
  • Ken Peterson
  • Jim Popowich
  • Ken Stewart

These gentlemen took out approximately 20-25 loads of dead debris, dead wood, pine needles, pine cones & twigs etc. The area came with its own safety challenges where they required to tie off for safety due to proximity to the water, as well as used winches to pull debris to a safer location. This has been one of the bigger, more challenging jobs for FireSmart clean up thus far.

Thank you to each of you for your continued efforts to make Predator Ridge a better place to live. We thank you for your extremely hard work in this project that all of us get to enjoy and thank you for being some of the key drivers in educating and leading our FireSmart initiatives at Predator Ridge.

If you have questions about FireSmart please reach out to PredFireSmart@outlook.com or learn more about FireSmart at Predator Ridge through the PRCEMC.ca website

 

Habitat for Humanity Bottle Drives

I would like to thank all the Predator Ridge Homeowners who have supported Habitat for Humanity Vernon bottle drives over the past 10 years.  

Due to the risk to our homeowner volunteers, we have decided to postpone our monthly collection until further notice.  If for any reason you are unable to store your bottles until we resume feel free to contact me and I will try to arrange storage.

Through the generosity of our Homeowners and the many hours of volunteering, we have managed to help 4 families (11 children in total) acquire safe affordable homes to call their own in the Vernon area.

Since Habitat Restores are closed and all other fundraising has been suspended we have no revenue flow to help families.  We now need your help more then ever to make it through this difficult time. If you would like to help by making a donation please visit our web site at https://www.habitatforhumanityokanagan.ca/

Cheers,

Glory Westwell
123 Dormie Park Crescent
Phone: (250) 309-1099
Email: gloryw51@icloud.com

IMPORTANT NOTICES

♦  BIG KUDOS
A special shout out to the Predator Ridge Sewers who have collectively sewn and distributed over 550 masks over the last 8 weeks!  We are so proud of you ladies and thank you for being one of the stones making our community a better place!

 

♦  BIKING TRAIL NOTICE
We are delighted to announce that our biking trails will be open for riding as of May 6th, to residents only. To persuade non-residents from using the trails, we will be keeping all signage up and the Birdie Lake and parking lot closed. Thank you for abiding by signage and respecting our trails.

  

♦  OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND CLOSURES
Please note that all Predator Ridge outdoor playgrounds are still currently closed due to recommendations by provincial and federal health authorities.

  

♦  OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS
Our PRCLA and Commons Racquet Club outdoor courts are open for all residents who wish to get out to play, in an outdoor environment. Courts are open for play between persons of the same household only.  Please limit use and adhere to social distancing standards and respect your neighbours and community.

 

♦  DEBIT & CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ONLY
As a preventive hygiene measure, a reminder that we are not accepting cash payments for transactions in Commonage Market and Pallino's. Only credit and debit cards are now being accepted, with tap preferred.  Please be assured that our payment terminals will be disinfected between each payment transaction. Members with active accounts set up, may also charge to their Predator Ridge accounts.