|IN THIS ISSUE:
• The Commonage Update
• F&B Specials, Events & News
• From the Fitness Centre
• From the FireSmart Committee
• Member Appreciation Month
• From the Academy
• Homeowner Notices
• Keep it Pristine
IMPORTANT MAY DATES:
Tuesday, May 2
• Meet & Greet with Eric Foster, BC Liberal Candidate
Wednesday, May 3
• Society Membership AGM
Sunday, May 7
• Yoga Workshop
Monday, May 8
• BC Hydro Community Wide Power Outage
Wednesday, May 10
• Townhall Meeting
Saturday, May 13
• FireSmart Recognition Ceremony & Clean-up Event
Sunday, May 14
• Mothers Day Brunch
Saturday, May 20
• Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Commonage Neighbourhood
Monday, May 22
• Victoria Day - no classes at the Fitness Centre
Thursday, May 25
• Outdoor Hiking Club Meet-Up
• Line Dancing Lessons start
Saturday, May 27
• Habitat for Humanity Bottle Drive
Sunday, May 28
• Yoga Workshop
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Range Lounge & Grill
6:30am - 10:00pm (open daily)
7:00am - 8:00pm (open daily)
Pallino's Italian Restaurant
11:00am - 4:00pm (open daily)
The Fitness Centre
6:00am - 8:00pm (Weekdays)
7:00am - 8:00pm (Weekends)
Hours extend May 15 to 10:00pm
6:30am - 10:00pm (open daily)
Book your spring lessons now at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Practice Facility
7:00am - 7:00pm (open daily)
6:30am - 5:00pm (open daily)
The Real Estate Sales Centre
10:00am - 4:00pm (open daily)
The Lodge Front Desk
Open 24 hours/7 days/week
9:00pm - 7:00am (open daily)
9:00am - 10:00pm
The Turning Point Concession
7:30am - last group (open daily)
The Outlook Cabin
7:30am - last group (open daily)
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HOMEOWNER REFERRAL PROGRAM:
As a Homeowner of Predator Ridge, learn about the benefits you can receive when you make an introduction to a friend that leads to a sale of a new Predator Ridge real estate offering (first time introduction only).
For more details, please contact Predator Ridge Real Estate Specialists Claire Radford or Dick Zokol
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As you are our best community ambassadors, we invite you to take a few minutes and submit a review on Google and share your experience of being a member of the Predator Ridge community.
TERMS & LIMITATIONS
* On all prices quoted, taxes, resort fee &/or applicable gratuities are extra. Available on a first come, first served basis. Offer valid on dates & times listed only. Offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
|| THE COMMONAGE AT PREDATOR RIDGE
|Our NEW neighbourhood The Commonage is opening this June!
The Commonage neighbourhood will add some amazing new amenities to our community including public open spaces & parks, active amenities, trails, a future dog park and more!
We currently have 9 new single family homes and 12 duplex homes under construction, all which will be move-in ready this year!
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, May 20 Stay tuned for your exclusive invitation to our private Homeowner/ Member Commonage preview event.
We will continue to keep you updated and ensure you have ample warning of any minor inconvenience you may face.
To learn more, please visit our website at: TheCommonage.com or drop by our Real Estate Sales Centre.
FOOD & BEVERAGE SPECIALS, EVENTS & NEWS
♦ Mothers Day Brunch
Date: Sunday, May 14
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♦ Checkmate Wine Pairing Dinner
STAY TUNED! Details coming soon
||► RANGE LOUNGE & GRILL
Open daily 6:30AM - 10:00PM
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♦ Join us to catch the NHL playoffs in the lounge. Every game day, enjoy our featured share plate at 50% off!
Open daily 11:00AM - 4:00PM
DINE-IN OR TAKE-AWAY
PHONE: (250) 503-3405
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► COMMONAGE MARKET
Open daily 7:00AM - 7:00PM
♦ Until May 3, save $2 off our featured Tree Brewing Seasons Pass Mixer 12 packs!
FROM THE FITNESS CENTRE
|► FITNESS CENTRE HOURS:
♦ Weekdays: 6:00AM - 8:00PM
♦ Weekends: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
Summer hours start May 15.
After May 15, we will be open
everyday until 10:00PM
Monday, May 8: Power Outage -
Partially Open (see below)
Monday, May 22: NO CLASSES
► FITNESS CLASSES
Join our 15 classes/week for just $75/month (unlimited) or purchase a 10-class punch pass for $110 or drop-in for just $14/class*
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► MONDAY MAY 8
Join us for some special events to keep you busy during the community wide power outage on May 8
The pool, hot tub & change rooms will be closed. However the upstairs will be open regular hours and we will be holding the following events:
♦ 9:00am Stretch & Core class
♦ 10:30am Hike & potluck picnic lunch at the NEW Yoga platform
♦ 1:00pm Yoga unplugged with Niki
► NEW FITNESS CENTRE EQUIPMENT
Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and suggestions for new fitness equipment. We are working on compiling all of this information and make some decisions this month.
► SATURDAY SPIN CLASS
Our Saturday AM spin class will be staying at 11:00AM during May.
► LINE DANCING LESSONS
Get Rodeo ready with our series of Line Dancing lessons, taught by resident Alanna Petrusich.
DATES: May 25. June 1, 8 & 15
TIME: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
WHERE: Tennis Courts
Please sign up in advance at the Fitness Centre. Also make sure to wear non-marking footwear.
| ► MAY YOGA WORKSHOPS
Get your body golf ready with our two workshops this May. Flows are safe & slow paced and perfect for any level of yogi (and for non-golfers)
→ from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
→ $25/workshop* for Homeowners
→ 2 for $40* (Homeowners only)
→ $35/workshop* for Guests
→ Advanced sign-up required.
♦ Sunday, May 7: with Niki
♦ Sunday, May 28: with Jen
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► OUTDOOR HIKING GROUP
First hike of the season happening on Thursday, May 25 - with an information session, followed by a hike around Predator Ridge. Hikes will happen weekly on Thursdays, leaving the Fitness Centre parking lot at 9:00am.
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► BIKE RENTALS
Did you know that we have a fleet of bikes available for rent at the Fitness Centre? For 2017 we are offering 2 hour/4 hour or full day rentals of:
• Pedal Assist Fitness & Mountain Bikes
• Hard Tail Mountain Bikes
• Fitness Bikes
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► TENNIS COURTS
Book through the Fitness Centre. Maximum 1 hour for singles. 1.5 hours for doubles.
Fitness Centre Manager
Phone: (250) 558-3443
FROM THE FIRESMART COMMITTEE
|We want to thank all residents and committee members for their hard work in 2016.
Our hard work paid off with successful events and Predator Ridge being recognized as a 2016 FireSmart Community
► Join us for our official FireSmart Recognition Ceremony
Date: Saturday, May 13
Where: The Predator Ridge Firehall
Following the ceremony, we will be hosting a Work Bee Event in the Dormie Place/Longspoon Place area.
||Volunteers are welcome to join the event, which will be similar to our Mashie event, held last fall. During the event, we will be working to clean up ground fuels such as:
dead sticks/logs on the ground,
pine needles/pine cones/leaves, as well as laddering trees to a height of 6 feet to take the fuel source off the ground.
We will be providing monthly updates to residents about FireSmart and upcoming events + please click here for details. Within the next few weeks, you will also be able to find this information on the Homeowner Intranet under the FireSmart section.
Thanks again to the amazing volunteers. We look forward to an amazing 2017 season and some great planned upcoming events.
Predator Ridge FireSmart Committee
MAY IS MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH
|As a special thank you to our Members, we are delighted to extend special Member Guest rates for all of May!
► MAY MEMBER GUEST RATES
During the month of May, bring up to 3 member guests to play for:
♦ $59/person* from 1:00 - 3:00pm, on either course, valid any day
♦ $39/person* from 3:00pm - dusk, on either course, valid any day.
* Each group must have an accompanied member
|| For more details or to book your Member Guest rates, please visit Member Services
FROM THE ACADEMY
Welcome back to the 2017 golf season! Although it doesn’t feel like winter has quite left yet, I’m told that our summer is going to be a warm and dry one. We have already been very busy with the success of our new season long program “the40” as well as the extension and growth of our Okanagan wide “Junior Elite” program.
Our Junior Elite program has expanded to 10-15 kids this season, with juniors now coming from all over the Okanagan and from as far as Mexico and Hawaii. The program has transitioned into something very special and is attracting a lot of top young talent! You will see our Juniors out for practice every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30pm on the Practice Facility, as well as individually working with myself.
We are making a conscious effort to tell the story of our Junior Elite Program this year and are excited to show off their accomplishments in May in the Members Area. We hope you will get to meet them and hopefully one of them will be caddying and helping you out on a members day this summer!
Our Juniors will be playing in a lot of tournaments and while they are wearing our Predator Ridge logo proud, we welcome any support that you would like to give these amazing young players.
||We are delighted to welcome a couple new faces to the Academy this year, including:
♦ Justin Baillargeon - Our new Members Instructor and new ‘Mr. Personality’ of the Practice Facility. Please feel free to ask Justin for help when you see him, as well as anything you need he would be more than happy to take care of,
♦ Kyla Inaba - You may have seen our amazing new female instructor Kyla on the Golf Channel’s show “Altered Course” as well as around the courses of Gallagher’s Canyon, over the last few years.
Both of our new additions compliment our fantastic instructor Sean Burke and myself Brodie Carle as Academy Manager - while A.J. Eathorne is away on maternity leave this season. We wish A.J. and Macie all the best!
DID YOU KNOW? Both Justin and Kyla are available to play with you any Wednesday Members Day for the 2017 season. To get more involved, both instructors have set aside to play with any member and a new members group each Wednesday for the 2017 season!
As always, if you have any questions or concerns or requests for lessons or to play with our instructor staff, please email us at: email@example.com
Head of Instruction
|► MAY HABITAT BOTTLE DRIVE
Saturday, May 27 @ 9am
Please leave all of your refundable beverage containers curbside.
► RV/BOAT STORAGE
We are experience delays in opening the storage area due to weather. We appreciate your patience and will keep you updated
► POWER OUTAGE
A reminder that there will be a community wide BC Hydro power outage between 9:00am - 4:00pm on Monday, May 8. Please visit BCHydro.com for more details.
|| ► 2017 RODEO WEEKEND
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 23 & Saturday, June 24. Tickets go on sale mid-May. Stay tuned for details!
Followed by the Grand Opening of The Commonage on Sunday, June 25.
WINE, WOMEN & WOODS
||► 2017 SAVE THE DATE
WHEN: June 11 & 12, 2017
THEME: Canada's 150th Birthday
REGISTRATION: NOW OPEN!
Come dressed as your favourite Canadian on tournament day! Register a team or join us for the Sunday evening fundraising event to enjoy our silent & live auctions, prizing, food, drinks & dancing!
KEEP IT PRISTINE
|This spring has been cool and wet to say the least. We have not seen a spring with this much ground water in my 11 years at Predator Ridge. Every spring we see some springs “pop up”, but this year we have naturally occurring springs all over both golf courses.
Last fall we installed drainage at our consistently wet spring locations to try and help with our spring time conditioning. Projects that consisted of areas on Ridge 4, 7, 10, 11, and Predator 10, 14, 15. This spring has produced a bunch of new areas that we are trying to dry, and has given us a new list of areas that we have either installed more drainage or now have plans for future fall projects.
With this being an extremely wet spring, the Predator Ridge Turfcare team asks you to please remain on cartpaths until the golf course has “firmed up” and dried out. Driving carts on the course when it is this wet will cause damage. We need some warm dry weather to dry out the course before we can get back to our usual 90 degree rule.
We normally implement these rules for a few reasons; the main reason is because the golf course is too wet to accommodate golf carts. A golfer’s perspective may see it as their cart won’t inflict much damage on the course, but one golf cart quickly turns into all golfers thinking the same way. This leads to many golf carts driving in the same area which creates wear and damage. When grass is saturated it is prone to ruts, damage and excess compaction, which grass can’t recuperate from. This is especially noticed on the Ridge course which only has a few entrance and exit points on certain holes. A clear example of wear is on 4, and 10 Ridge. Other problem areas are funnels that all traffic will naturally use, an example of this is 13 Ridge, where everyone travels up the middle of the fairway. This leads to poor conditions due to compaction.
Cart Path only is also utilized during shoulder season play. We do this during shoulder season because grass is still dormant and will not recuperate from the heavy traffic because it is not capable of recuperating. By the time grass is ready to recuperate these areas are already compact, and grass recovery is minimal.
Safety is also a concern during wet times. Golf carts are not made for traction and are prone to slippage which could lead to sliding down a hill and an accident. We want golfers to enjoy their round, and play at pace, but not at the cost of safety.
The most common rule at Predator Ridge is a 90 degree rule. Carts are to proceed on the pathways until the point where the golfers ball is reached. The cart can then depart from the path to go over to the ball. After the shot is played the cart should proceed back to the pathway and travel on the path to the next point where the ball lies, and proceed to the shot in the same manner. Impact on the turf will be minimized by following this procedure.
When you are golfing and the player assistant tells you that it is “cart path only”, please adhere to the rules. This will ensure that the golf course will stay in excellent condition year round, because we are not creating problem areas. If you do notice an area that does have “thin grass” please “scatter” the carts when leaving or returning to the path and limit the traffic in those areas. This will give the grass time to recuperate so that area can be utilized in the future.
Predator Ridge Golf Course Superintendent