September 2019

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:

Important Dates

September Events Calendar

  • September 2:  Labour Day. No Fitness Classes.
                        Fitness Centre open 7am - 10pm
  • September 3:  Fitness & Fundamentals
                        Tuesday Golf Clinic
  • September 3-5:  Junior After School Golf Camp
  • September 5:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Mt. Rose & Swanson
                        Golf with a Pro session available
  • September 6:  Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • September 7:  Swing Like a Girl Day Camp
                        Habitat for Humanity Bottle Drive
  • September 8:  VJHF Charity Classic Tournament
  • September 10:  Fitness & Fundamentals
                        Tuesday Golf Clinic
  • September 10-12:  Junior After School Golf Camp
  • September 12:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Enderby Cliffs
                        Golf with a Pro session available
  • September 13:  Yoga, Hike & Wine Night
  • September 14:  Swing Like a Girl 1-Hour Clinic
                        Sushi Saturday
                        Acrylic Essentials Workshop
                        John Wort Trio concert presented by Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society
                        Freaky Creaky 50 race at Kal Park
  • September 15:  Open House Social Event
                        The Predator Cup
                        Aqua Terra race at Kal Park
  • September 17:  Fitness & Fundamentals
                        Tuesday Golf Clinic
  • September 17-19:  Junior After School Golf Camp
  • September 19:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Ellison Park
                        Golf with a Pro session available
  • September 20:  Acrylic Essentials Workshop
  • September 21:  Sushi Saturday
                        Petador Classic Dog Friendly Tournament
  • September 22:  Members Couple Night
                        Tai Chi Demonstration Class
  • September 24:  Travel Talk: Vietnam
                        Tuesday Golf Clinic
  • September 25:  Final Members Day of 2019
  • September 26:  Swing Like a Girl Ladies Night
                        Group Hike to Spion Kopje with wine down at Arrowleaf Winery
                        Golf with a Pro session available
  • September 28:  Sushi Saturday
                        Acrylic Essentials Workshop
  • September 24:  Aeration starts on the Ridge course


Learn more about all of our events at:

Pizza Special

What's better than one of our housemade thin crust pizzas? Wine paired with your pizza!

This month at Commonage Market, come grab one of our frozen chefmade Pallino's pizzas and pair it with a bottle of our weekly feature wine from just $29.99*!


Or come drop by Pallino's and have a fresh pizza made to order and take advantage of our $5 glass of wine promotion.  Order a full size pizza and get a glass of our La Linda Cabernet Sauvignon or a glass of our house Riesling/Pinot Grigio for just $5!


Pallino's is open daily from 11:00am - 4:00pm for dine-in or take away. 


* Limited to 2 glasses per full size pizza ordered. Plus applicable taxes. 

Petador Classic

Our popular Pet Friendly event is back with 9-holes of golf with your dog, BBQ & dog activities. All proceeds to the SPCA Vernon.

DATE:  Saturday, September 21, 2019

1:30pm - BBQ & Dog Activities
3:00pm - 9-Hole "Golf with your Dog" shotgun on the Predator Course

Tickets available at: Advanced ticket purchase required.  SPECIAL MEMBER RATES AVAILABLE! 


Weekdays: 6:00AM - 10:00PM  |  Weekends: 7:00AM - 10:00PM 

Labour Day:  September 2.  No Fitness Classes.  Reduced Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM 


Get moving this month with your choice of 24 classes/week for just $85/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $115 or drop-in for just $15/class*. 


Bod-chi is a mindful, movement based class blending healing energies based in Chinese medicine, with flexible yoga poses, core stabilizing Pilates and strengthening elements of Ballet Barre. Soft chi balls, body bolsters, and light weights are incorporated throughout. Suitable for all fitness levels.


Our weekly Float Fit classes are held every Wednesday at 3:00pm in the pool on our new BOGAFit boards. Float Fit 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


It's the last week of hikes for our popular weekly Hiking group. The 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 September Hiking Calendar


We have two more Yoga, Hike & Wine Nights this year!  Join our Fitness team on Friday September 6 & 13 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.


Get a full body workout and enjoy the outdoors with coach Wendy every Wednesday @ 6:00pm


Join us for an inclusive Tai Chi Demonstration Class on Sunday September 22nd, 3pm at the Predator Fitness Centre Studio. Instructors Samantha & Michael will perform Tai Chi Forms, Weapons and Advanced Applications, and invite you to learn some Qi Gung and Beginner Tai Chi. Come discover how this gentle exercise can change your life with its no-impact, supple stretching and core stability training, all while improving cognitive skills. Tai Chi really is the ultimate exercise and with two sets of new classes scheduled for October, it’s time to begin!
Questions? Contact Predator Ridge Resident and Tai Chi Instructor, Samantha Plovie by phone at:  250.307.2555, by email at: or visit her website at


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!


Our highly sought after Extended Stay long term rental program will be starting up again on October 1 and running through April 30.

Starting at $1,400/month* we offer monthly rentals on all types of units in the Lodge, Peregrine Cottages and Falcon Point Villas with pet friendly options.

Cost includes all utilities, cable, internet and access to our resort amenities. Select units have ensuite laundry and pay per use laundry facilities also available.


Join local artist and Predator Ridge resident, Teyjah McAren for a series of art lessons in her new art studio on Dominion Way in the Commonage. Join in the fun and explore the vast possibilities available with acrylic paints, gels and mediums.


Teyjah is a guest lecturer and advisor to art clubs and associations and is an Active Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Teyjah has been trained by Golden Artist Colors and specializes in acrylics. Her work has been featured in a variety of exhibitions and is represented in private collections and offices in Quebec, British Columbia and South Africa. Her paintings sell through private galleries, exhibitions and commissions. She has been published in four books: “Rethinking Acrylics: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s most versatile Medium”, “Modern Acrylics: Innovative tools, mediums, and techniques for today’s artist”, “Acrylic Innovation: Styles and Techniques” and, “Magazine’ d’Art 2006-2007.


SEPTEMBER DATES: Saturday, September 14, Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 28
OCTOBER DATES: Saturday, October 26
NOVEMBER DATES: Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 23
DECEMBER DATES: Friday, December 6
TIME: 9:30am - 4:00pm
WHERE: “Teyjah’s Art Den”, 225 Dominion Way
COST: $100/workshop
SIGN UP: Directly with Teyjah by phone at: (250) 804-6770 or by email at:


  • Be prepared to paint, learn and have fun! This intensive workshop covers the basics; understanding mineral and modern pigments for clean color mixing, the use of gels to create textures and extend paints (saving you $). Explore glazing options with Fluids and Heavy Body Paint. Apply grounds to create unusual surfaces. Discover how to work with delicate, transparent washes and thick impasto application. A boundless journey!
  • Best suited for Beginners & Intermediates but open to all levels of experience.
  • This first introductory class is a technique class which explains and explores the potential of all acrylics and is an excellent introduction to acrylic painting. She will be repeating this class a few times and eventually will be adding different technique classes (such as Acrylic Watermedia Techniques on unusual surfaces, Faux Encaustic, etc…) followed by actual “How to paint Abstracts” as the year progresses, so keep your eyes open for more classes!
  • A free Lecture/Demo will also be included with this workshop. Featured topics: Acrylic gels - how to use gels to save money and create textures. What are GAC’s and their various uses. What is the difference between gels and mediums? Color mixing tips and how to obtain clean color every time. What are grounds and how best to use them? Glazing - how to properly glaze. Learn how to use acrylic products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastel.
  • A 10% art supply discount at Nadine’s Fine Art in Vernon will also be part of this exciting class.
  • This is a one day class and will run 5 to 6 hours depending on the amount of students and student needs. Lots of individual attention as the maximum class size is held to 5 people. Class will begin at 9:30 and end at 4 pm the latest. The workshop fee is $100 per person/per day (unless you are using Square or Interact for payment then it is $103). Cash and etransfers preferred. Square and Interac payments available but will need to charge a 3% surcharge. A gift package worth $35 will also be included, while supplies last.

For more details on Teyjah, please visit her website at: or contact her by phone at: (250) 804-6770 or by email at:

You can also learn more about Teyjah and view some of her art on: Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest or on her Blog at

Members Corner


A HUGE thank you to all the members who participated in our annual Club Championship event this August! Congratulations to our 2019 winners:

  • Ladies Club Champion – Sharrie Strukoff
  • Men's Club Champion - Frank Mackenzie
  • Sr Men's Club Champion – David Service
  • Ladies Low Net – Debbi Dallaire
  • Men's Low Net – Al Gaudette



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



Thanks to all the teams that participated in our summer bocce league! This year saw another year of growth for the league, expanding from 32 teams in 2018 to 36 teams in 2019 with over 160 players weekly!

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.



The final Members day shotgun for 2019 is Wednesday, September 25th at 11:00am on the Ridge Course. Please enter the lottery for a spot in this shotgun. Members who do not receive a spot in the shotgun are welcome to book the Predator Course.



Members are required to pick up their clubs from our seasonal storage by Friday, October 18th. Clubs still left in storage after October 18th will be charged a winter season storage fee of $200.00 + tax.



Our annual aeration will be taking place between September 30th and October 4th. 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 2nd both courses will be closed.

  • Monday, September 30th Ridge Course closed – Predator Course open
  • Tuesday, October 1st Ridge Course closed – Predator Course open
  • Wednesday, October 2nd both courses closed
  • Thursday, October 3rd Predator Course closed – Ridge Course open
  • Friday, October 4th Predator Course closed – Ridge Course open
  • Saturday, October 5th both courses open

October 16th – 20th 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. Members may only book into the available Lottery spots.



Sharrie Strukoff and Frank MacKenzie

Men's Low Net

Men's Low Net

Al Gaudette

Sr Men's Club Champion

Sr Men's Club Champion

David Service

From the Academy

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

• WEEKEND GOLF CAMPS: Every weekend this September, includes 3 hours of golf lessons (over two days), lunch (with wine) and 18 holes of golf COST: $399/person*
• TUESDAY GOLF CLINICS: Every Tuesday in September from 4:00 - 5:00pm. Covering all new concepts & ideas using technology including FlightScope, BODiTRAK & other training aids. COST: $99/person*
• GOLF WITH A PRO: Every Thursday morning in September, get a group together and get on course training with one of our pros. Includes post round analysis and lunch in Range Lounge & Grill. COST: $300/person*
• AFTER SCHOOL JUNIOR CAMPS: 3-day camps running 4:30 - 5:30pm. 3 sessions available. COST: $99/junior*
• SLAG LADIES NIGHTS: Run weekly on Thursdays through to September 26
• FITNESS & FUNDAMENTALS: Weekly on Tuesdays through to September 17
• SLAG ONE-HOUR CLINIC: September 14. Pitching & Bunkers
• SLAG DAY CAMP: September 7.

Travel Talk


A land of staggering beauty and cultural complexities. Dynamic mega-cities and hill tribe villages. Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Fantastic culinary creations , history and friendly hospitality. Join guest Rino Falvo of Intrepid/Peregrine tours and learn more about this diversified destination. Vietnam .... so much more than just a pre or post cruise stop.

DATE: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
TIME: 6:30pm
WHERE: The Commonage Ballroom

Space is limited. RSVP to to secure your seat.

Bring your questions, your concerns and share your Travel Bucket List with other like-minded folk.


In order to take the next major steps in Commonage Road improvements, we believe a Letter of Support, endorsed by as MANY users of this road as possible will give CRIC additional leverage when dealing with the various agencies.

The Letter of Support is short and to the point and only takes less than 2 minutes to read and endorse.

The Committee's intent is to utilize the Letter of Support and all of the endorsements in our discussions with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, as well as various government officials. It is our hope that a strong showing of support will provide impetus for further road improvements. We are close to our numbers but need your HELP in collecting 1000 endorsements.

Thank you for your time and continued support.

The Commonage Road Committee (CRIC)
   Jane Toppozini
   Gord Ball
   Morgan Grant
   Kathy Coverly


Additional information on the work CRIC has been undertaking can be viewed here:

Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society

Experience one of Canada's top songwriters and musicians this month with the VFRMS. John Wort Hannam is a JUNO nominee and Canadian Folk Music Award winner for Best Album. His style can best be described as straight-from-the-heart, well crafted stories of everyday life, sung & played with passion and conviction.

DATE: Saturday, September 14, 2019
TIME: 7:30pm
WHERE: The Vernon Lodge (3914 32 street)
COST: $30/person*

VJH Foundation Charity Classic

The VJH Foundation Charity Classic:  SEPTEMBER 8

With just over a week to go until the sold out 10th Anniversary of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation Charity Classic golf tournament, the committee and staff are excited to be putting all of the final plans into place.

10 years marks a major milestone for the Charity Classic, a milestone made possible by the hard work and dedication of all of our supporters, greatly appreciated sponsors, volunteers, donors, and especially you, Predator Ridge Homeowners and Members. Since its inception in 2010 the tournament has raised an outstanding $1.7 million to improve healthcare in the North Okanagan.

This year promises to be another fantastic event, with amazing hole in one prizes, a fabulous prize table kindly donated by Predator Ridge, and of course the exciting live auction.