November 2018

How stunning is this view from the Great Room in our Affinity Homes? 
+ Click here to learn more about these amazing new homes

Important NOTICES

♦  AED WINTER LOCATIONS
The AED locations over the winter are as follows:

→  Grounds/Landscaping Building First Aid room (during the golf season, this machine is at the Outlook Cabin)
→  Lodge Front Desk
→  The Fitness Centre
→  Clubhouse Supervisors Office

In the event of an emergency, always call 9-1-1 then call (250) 542-3436 or (250) 307-8263.

 

♦  ADOPT A HIGHWAY CLEAN UP

Come join your community and our staff and help keep our beautiful entrance road clean for everyone to enjoy. As part of BC's Adopt a Highway program run by the Ministry of Transportation, we have adopted a section of Commonage Road that we are responsible for keeping clean and free of debris.

DATE: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
TIME: 9:00am (approx 2 hours)
WHERE: Meet in the lobby of the Fitness Centre
DETAILS: A waiver must be signed prior to the event
+ Click here to download waiver form OR pick one up at the Real Estate Sales Centre or Fitness Centre.
Drop all waivers off the the Real Estate Sales Centre or email to thauff@predatorridge.com
RSVP: PLEASE SIGN UP BEFORE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12
By emailing or dropping off your form. We must receive your forms no later than November 12 to ensure we have enough safety uniforms and equipment available.
QUESTIONS: Please contact Terry Hauff with any questions by email at: thauff@predatorridge.com

Events in your Backyard

Click on each event, for more details

  • November 1: Sushi Making Class (sold out)
  • November 4:  Ski Workshop at the Fitness Centre
  • November 7:  Information session on Radon gas
  • November 10:  VFRMS Concert: Celeigh Cardinal Trio
  • November 11: Remembrance Day:  Fitness Centre Closed
  • November 13:  Adopt A Highway Clean Up
  • November 15: Christmas Baking Class (sold out)
  • November 18:  Meditation Workshop (Part 1) + Ski Workshop at the Fitness Centre
  • November 25:  Meditation Workshop (Part 2)
  • November 28:  Christmas Chocolate & Candy Making Class + Ski Workshop at the Fitness Centre

Coming This Winter

As key stakeholders in the Predator Ridge community, we wanted you to be the first to know about our new partnership with Kingfisher Heli; a boutique heli-ski operation based in Vernon.

Just announced for the 2018/19 ski season, Predator Ridge will be the winter base for Kingfisher operations and will position Kingfisher Heli as one of BC's most accessible all-inclusive heli-ski operations.

Kingfisher Heli Logo

We are thrilled to add Kingfisher to our list of strategic partners and this is an important part of our commitment to make Predator Ridge a complete year round experience. Some of the key benefits we will see here this winter is Range Lounge & Grill open 5 nights/week, much more energy around the resort and exposure to our amazing community with Kingfisher's guests primarily from across the United States and Canada.

Predator Ridge will provide the launching pad, accommodations and personalized experience for all Kingfisher skiers and riders as they explore their massive 300,000 acres of Monashee powder, beautiful alpine bowls and some of the best tree skiing on the planet.

As part of this alliance, our Member Services building and driving range will be transformed for the winter into the Kingfisher Heli-base. Breakfast, lunch, après ski and dinner menus will be prepared by our talented F&B team.

One of the other benefits you'll see is Kingfisher will be offering exclusive deals to Predator Ridge residents on last minute heliskiing experiences to fill helicopters and not offered to the general public. Details of these offerings will be released at a later date.

Starting in November, Kingfisher will move its fleet of 4 helicopters to Predator Ridge to begin their training. Ski tours will begin in December. Helicopters will run twice daily between 8:30am and 9:00am for load up and then return between 3:30 and 4:00pm. The flight path will always be NE from the resort along the golf course at low level and helicopters will not fly over any houses or the resort itself. The helicopters will typically warm up for 3-5 minutes on the driving range, followed by about 2-3 minutes of guest loading time. Departure and arrivals will typically be about a minute on each end.

The Kingfisher fleet consists of 2 x B3E Astar Helicopters and 2 x B2 Astar Helicopters. Both types of helicopters exude 89 - 93 decibels at take off and 91.4 - 94.5 decibels on approach. To give you some comparison:
60 dB average conversations
78 dB city traffic
90 dB lawnmower or heavy truck
100 dB motorcycle
Due to the flightpath and the short helicopter noise times, we expect very little in the way noise disturbance and are truly excited for the changes this alliance will bring to our community.

Learn more about Kingfisher Heli online at: KingfisherHeli.com

Commonage Market Refresh

We are excited to share details about our upcoming refresh project happening at Commonage Market this fall.

As per our recent addition of the Starbucks coffee experience, we will be furthering our offerings and working towards being a full service We Proudly Serve Starbucks™ location. This will include a full service Starbucks beverage outlet with an overall look and feel more along what you're used to seeing at Starbucks locations.

Starting October 25, our refresh project will commence and will run for 2-3 weeks. During the project, there will be no closures, but some of our services will be effected, including specialty coffees and warmed sandwiches. Our amazing staff will still be serving fresh drip coffee and teas, fresh baking, as well as lunch style wraps.

We are really excited for the changes this will bring and to take our coffee experience at Commonage Market to a whole new level. Stay tuned for more details of our grand re-opening event this November.

FITNESS

HOURS OF OPERATION
Weekdays: 6:00AM - 8:00PM  |  Weekends: 7:00AM - 8:00PM

CLOSED ON REMEMBRANCE DAY:  November 11

FITNESS CLASSES
Get moving this month with your choice of 21 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

 

► NEW KINSTRETCH CLASS
We've got a new class on the schedule and added value to your monthly membership or punch pass. See improvements in your movement, strength, flexibility and so much more with Kinstretch with Dr. Piper.  Every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:30pm.  + Click here to learn more about these amazing new classes.

 

► SKI PERFORMANCE CONDITIONING WORKSHOPS
Get your legs ski ready with a series of workshops on Sundays in November & December from 11am - 12pm at the Fitness Centre.  Advanced sign up is required.  $40* for 4 workshops.  November 4, 18, 25 and December 2. Workshops will include full body strengthening, agility, posture and balance.

 

► MEDITATION 2 PART WORKSHOP

Join Claudia Sorensen for a two part workshop focused on living in a state of flow. November 18 & 25 2:00 - 4:00pm. $50* for both workshops. We tend to move through our days getting tasks done, accomplishing things and meeting obligations. Only then adding to that agenda by meeting our fitness, health, mental wellness goals. Always one more thing …and how do you fit it all in?

Step out of this quandary. This workshop looks at the real reasons we benefit from yoga and how to nurture this as a constant state. We will look at our habits and reactions of the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Bring a notepad for take-always you’d like to revisit.

 

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 Our Golf Course Superintendent

On behalf of the entire grounds crew, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for a great golf season.

We had a very interesting year from start to finish. Some of the challenges we encountered this season include:

  • A late and heavy snow melt
  • Cleaning up and completing huge drainage projects
  • Trying to piece together an irrigation system broken from construction to feed the full golf course
  • Working on the golf course refresh project, including trying to prep and open a very immature 4 golf holes
  • Dealing with smoke.
  • This was all done while trying to fill all of our operator positions, which we unfortunately we never did accomplish.

These items really kept us on our toes all year! A Fun Fact for You, the last piece of sod was laid less then 2 weeks before opening! 

However despite the challenges, we had some great successes this season along with some great ideas on how to make things better next year.

We are currently hard at work with more drainage projects, irrigation projects, logging, replacing some faulty irrigation valves, topdressing fairways, and bunker detailing. The warm and dry fall has even let us get our “sweepy” beachcomber into some of the Predator course bunkers to remove stones.

The warm weather has also allowed a bonus week of play for our Members. Thanks to everyone for yielding to the grounds crew, starting on time and staying off the frosty holes. It really was a great bonus week of weather. I was expecting that keeping those holes open, we would have seen zero ball marks on the greens, unfortunately that was not the case...maybe next year we can have another crack at 0 ball marks and replacing divots.

Thanks again and I wish you all a fantastic winter. See you next April! 

Michael Long
Predator Ridge Golf Course Superintendent

Range Lounge & Grill Fall Specials

If you haven't heard, Range Lounge & Grill is now open 5 nights/week and we have a full weekly schedule of theme nights and specials including:

  • Wing Wednesdays: 50% off wings*
  • Curry Thursdays: a new creation weekly
  • Oyster Bar Fridays: fresh oysters weekly
  • Saturday Date Nights: 3-course dinner specials perfect for sharing! 
  • 2-for-1 Appie Sundays
  • Happy Hour: Drink specials Wednesday - Sunday from 4-6pm.
  • + Click here to learn more about each special

Range Lounge & Grill is open Wednesday - Sunday from 4:00pm - 10:00pm

 

Holiday Events

The Holidays are just around the corner and we've got some great events planned to help you celebrate

CHOCOLATE & CANDY CLASS
DATE: Wednesday, November 28
TIME: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tickets now available. + Buy Now

• SUNDAY BRUNCH WITH SANTA
DATES: December 2, 9 & 16
Reservations from 9:00am - 2:00pm
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• NEW YEAR'S EVE
Masquerade ball themed. Includes dinner, live entertainment & more
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Tickets now available. + Buy Now

FIRESMART UPDATE

As the season comes to an end we are so proud of the efforts for FireSmart this season. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped with the clean-up events to help clean up our forest areas. Also a HUGE thank you to all the volunteer committee members for their continued efforts to organize events, grant application submissions, report submissions to COV and FireSmart Canada, ensuring we meet/ pass the requirements for being a FireSmart community and most importantly for continuing to invest your time to keep our residents safe.

The last FireSmart event took place on Sept 29th and it was a HUGE success we had aprox 33 Volunteers assist in the clean-up event. We continued to clean up the area on Longspoon Drive just past the Osprey Green Townhomes. It was amazing to see how much we pulled out of the forests again. Below are some pictures from the event.

Although our season for events is over, FireSmart planning will continue through the winter months to ensure we can continue work-bee events to better the community. If you are interested in joining the committee to learn more about FireSmart and help with planning please contact the FireSmart committee at predfiresmart@outlook.com

FROM THE VERNON FOLK-ROOTS MUSIC SOCIETY

Winner of Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards that were held in Kelowna, the Vernon Folk Roots Music Society is proud to present Celeigh Cardinal.

Celeigh is a prairie girl through and through. Her heartfelt, biographical songs are carried by a voice that harkens to the golden era of jazz and blues. This Métis singer/songwriter is easily one of the finest vocalists to hail from the Peace Country.

A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a profound, soulful triumph of songs that blend roots, folk, rock and pop. Her voice at once evokes a gentleness and control which can turn to raucous, gut wrenching, twisted, turn-yourself-inside-out blues within a single phrase. She is a passionate performer who can draw an emotional response with her deliberate words and rich contralto voice. She is currently based out of Edmonton, Alberta and continues to perform alongside her duo, trio and with her band.

DATE: Saturday November 10, 2018
WHERE: Knox Presbyterian Church  (3701 32nd Ave, Vernon)
TIME: Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm

Food and beverages will be available at the show, so please arrive early and hungry!

COST:  Tickets $25 | VFRMS members $20

  • Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca
  • Or at Expression of Time (2901 30 Avenue Vernon)
  • Or at the door (cash only)