September 2018

Important NOTICES

♦  PALLINO'S SEPTEMBER HOURS
Effective September 3, Pallino's will be moving to Fall hours of operation.
   Sunday - Thursday: Open 11:00am to 4:00pm
   Friday & Saturday: Opean 11:00am to 9:00pm

 

♦  NEXT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BOTTLE DRIVE: Saturday, September 8
   Please have your refundable beverage containers curbside by 9am. 
If you would like to volunteer to help, please email gloryw@shaw.ca


♦  HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST EVENT
DATE: September 24, 2018
Tickets now on sale.  Early bird pricing ends September 24.  + Click here for full details

 

♦  IMPORTANT REMINDER
Cart path usage: For your safety we would like to remind you, usage of the golf course and cart paths is for golfing members and golfing guests only.

Please use designated hiking trails and bike trails or additional cart paths within the community to enjoy the resort. Please stop by and grab a trail map from the Fitness Centre or click here to view our complete trail map

Events in your Backyard

Click on each event, for more details

Our New Okanagan Rail Trail Shuttle

Getting down to the new Okanagan Rail Trail is about to get easier for Predator Ridge residents & guests, with the launch of our new bike shuttle.

We will have 2 shuttles running daily from Wednesday - Sunday with drop-offs in Coldstream and pick-ups in Lake Country. The current shuttle route services a 27km stretch of this amazing new trail that runs directly alongside Kalamalka Lake with a gentle grade and trail surface. This stretch of the trail takes 2.5 hours to bike at a moderate pace. + Click here for route information.

Shuttles will be complimentary for the 2018 season!  No strings attached!  Advanced reservations are required, as space on each shuttle is limited.  Available on a first come, first served basis. 

FITNESS

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

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

 

► SWIM CLASSES
Get in the pool and get a full body workout this September with our Intermediate, Fitness and Technique swim classes. 

Are you interested in beginner swim classes?  If yes, come talk to Susan or send an email to:  smorris@predatorridge.com

 

 

► HIKE/YOGA/WINE NIGHTS
DATES: The last 4 of the year!  Every Thursday in September:
    September 6 & 13 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm | September 20 & 27 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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.  

  • September 6: Sugar Loaf (Vernon). 2 hours.
  • September 13: Cougar Canyon (Coldstream). 2 - 3 hours.
  • September 20: Enderby Cliffs (Enderby). 4 - 5 hours.
  • September 27: Jack Seaton & Arrow Leaf Winery (Lake Country). 2 - 3 hours.
  • CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL DETAILS ON EACH HIKE

 

► TENNIS LESSONS

Come sharpen your game with lessons with award-winning Tennis pro Milos Pospisil.  Milos has a long history in tennis and has been coaching for over 29 years.  From beginners to elite players, Milos depth of knowledge and coaching skills will improve your game no matter your skill level.

2018 Tennis Lesson Pricing

Lesson Type Predator Ridge
Homeowner Rate
              
Public Rate
     
Private
$75/hour* $90/hour*
     
Semi-Private
$50/hour/person* $65/hour/person*
     
Group
(3-4 people)    
$30/hour/person* $45/hour/person*
     
Group
(6-8 people)          
$25/hour/person* $40/hour/person*

For more information or to sign up for tennis lessons, please contact Carmen Lindsay at clindsay@predatorridge.com or by phone at: (250) 503-3414

 

► TENNIS & PICKLEBALL RENTALS

Want to experience our new courts in the Commons Park but need a racquet?  We can help!  We have both tennis racquets and pickleball paddles available for rent in the Fitness Centre! 

BIKE RENTALS

Mountain Bikes: Come explore our 13km of mountain bike trails with our fleet of mountain bikes.  We have both hard tail and pedal assist Specialized bikes available.  + Learn more

Cruisers:  Regular & Pedal Assist bikes available.  Designed to be the hassle-free, no-fuss, no-excuses bike to help you hit your fitness goals. Our cruiser bikes offer excellent traction, stability, and cushioning, which creates a safer, more reliable, and more comfortable ride on either paved or dirt roads. Equipped with Body Geometry "The Cup" saddle, you can expect a supreme level of comfort by "cupping" your sit bones, which reduces pressure without feeling obtrusive or constraining. The spring suspension seatpost takes the sting out of rough terrain, giving you an extra bit of "cushion" that'll have you riding longer and more comfortably. + Learn more

Bike Rentals are available daily between 7:00am - 7:00pm

 

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.  

Members Corner

► CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

A HUGE thank you to all the members who participated in our annual Club Championship event this August! Congratuations to our 2018 winners:

  • Ladies Club Champion - Bev Kellerman
  • Men's Club Champion - Frank Mackenzie
  • Sr Men's Club Champion - Dave Willis
  • Ladies Low Net - Sharrie Strukoff
  • Men's Low Net - Enzo Deluca

 Predator Ridge Golf Club Champions 2018

 

► THE PREDATOR CUP - SEPTEMBER 15

We still have some spots open for this fun event.  Sign up in Member Services.

COST:  $109/person* includes team uniform, lunch reception & great prizes!

  • 6:30am - Registration opens (pick up team uniform)
  • 7:45am - Assemble on golf carts
  • 7:50am - Lead out
  • 8:00am - Shotgun on the Predator course
  • 12:30 - 1:00pm - Round completion
  • 1:00pm - Scoring
  • 1:00 - 2:30pm - Lunch reception and prize ceremony

 

SUMMER BOCCE LEAGUE

Thanks to all the teams that participated in our summer bocce league! This year saw another year of growth for the league, expanding from 24 teams in 2017 to 32 teams in 2018! Despite the smoky conditions in August we still had an average on 130 people playing weekly!

Congratulations to all the teams, and thank you so much for the support. A big CONGRATS goes to the 2018 Bocce league champions: the New Kids on the Bocce!

Lastly we would like to extend a special thanks to league commissioners Doug and Wendi Varley for their continued support and assistance with organizing the league.

 

CLOSING DAY SHOTGUN

The final Members day shotgun for 2018 is Wednesday, September 26th at 11:00am on the Ridge Course. This shotgun is not part of our the daily lottery and is available for sign up on a first come first serve basis starting on Wednesday, September 5th inside of Member Services. Waitlists will be taken as this shotgun will fill up.

 

► CLUB STORAGE

Members are required to pick up their clubs from our seasonal storage by Friday, October 19th. Clubs still left in storage after October 19th will be charged a winter season storage fee of $200.00 + tax.

 

► AERATION SCHEDULE & COURSE CLOSURE DATES

Our annual aeration will be taking place between October 1st – October 5th. During these dates we will have one course open, which will be shared by public and member bookings. Tee times are limited. Please note that on October 3rd  both courses will be closed.

  • Monday, October 1st  Ridge Course closed – Predator Course open
  • Tuesday, October 2nd Ridge Course closed – Predator Course open
  • Wednesday, October 3rd both courses closed
  • Thursday, October 4th Predator Course closed – Ridge Course open
  • Friday, October 5th  Predator Course closed – Ridge Course open
  • Saturday, October 6th both courses open

The last day of play will be October 8th. Please note that both golf courses will be closed on Tuesday, October 9th. From October 10th – 14th we will be holding 11:00am Golftoberfest shotguns on the Ridge course only. Member tee times spots will be limited this week and available for sign up online, as this is part of our Golftoberfest event and is also available to public and resort bookings.

 

FROM THE PREDATOR RIDGE FIRESMART COMMITTEE

During the July 28th clean-up event more than 40 volunteers laddered trees and removed fuel from the ground along the first 70 metres of the Longspoon Loop Trail, working from the Longspoon Ridge sign towards the Osprey Green Townhouses. The clean-up also included the street level area beside the sidewalk from the pedestrian crosswalk toward the townhouses.

The Predator Ridge FireSmart Committee will be holding another clean-up event to continue the work done during the July 28 Longspoon clean-up and invite you to join! 

EVENT DETAILS
DATE: Saturday,September 29, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION: Longspoon Drive
SIGN-UP: If you are able to volunteer for this event, please email predfiresmart@outlook.com

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If you are not familiar with FireSmart Guidelines and the importance of cleaning the first 10 m around your homes, please email predfiresmart@outlook.com and two of our committee members will be happy to meet with you for a free personalized assessment of your property.

We also want to thank those of you that attended our Era of Mega Fires video hosted by the City of Vernon’s Interm Fire Chief David Lind. We hope you enjoyed the video as much as we did.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PREDATOR RIDGE FIRESMART COMMITTEE?
The committee is always looking for additional help. Volunteers can help at monthly meetings, community events as well as provide homeowner assessments. Please contact the committee by email at PredFireSmart@outlook.com, if you are interested in learning more.

Sincerely,
Your Predator Ridge FireSmart Committee

FROM THE VERNON FOLK-ROOTS MUSIC SOCIETY

This September the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society is kicking off their 5th season with a concert with the Shari Ulrich Trio.

Shari Ulrich is a two-time Juno award winner and member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. She’s been a touring/recording artist for over 45 years and has recorded 25 albums. She is touring with her daughter Julia Graff (on violin, mandolin, guitar, accordion & vocals) and fellow High Bar Gang member Kirby Barber (on bass, guitar and vocals).

Originally a California girl, Shari’s career as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has lead to collaborations with UHF Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes in (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall & Colin Nairne. Her work has garnered 2 Juno awards, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 CFMA for English Songwriter of the Year.

DATE: Friday, September 21, 2018
WHERE: The Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35 Avenue 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 $30 | VFRMS members $25

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