VERNON, B.C. – Predator Ridge, the Okanagan’s premier golf resort community, announced today a preferred
partnership alliance with Hockey Canada. The only partnership of its kind in Canada, Predator Ridge will
become Hockey Canada’s summer home for this coming season.
“Hockey Canada is very excited to enter into a special and unique partnership with Predator Ridge,” says
Scott Smith, chief operating officer of Hockey Canada. “Hockey Canada remains very active in the summer as we
prepare our teams, events and programs for the following season. This agreement will allow Hockey Canada to
hold a number of events in the spectacular surroundings of Predator Ridge, while working towards a successful
The partnership will see Predator Ridge being used as a home base for a number of Hockey Canada’s summer
activities, including charity events and meetings with players and sponsors. A heritage building at Predator
Ridge will be rebranded as the Hockey Canada Log Cabin, available for group meetings and corporate functions
starting . Additional initiatives and events will be announced in the coming months.
“This partnership has evolved naturally. Hockey Canada players and alumni can often be found enjoying the
facilities at Predator Ridge during the summer,” said Brad Pelletier, vice-president of Okanagan region at
Wesbild Holdings, Predator Ridge’s parent company. “Hockey Canada is one of our most esteemed national brands
and Predator Ridge one of Canada’s top golf resorts. The partnership will certainly further strengthen both
as leaders in their respective markets.”
With 36 holes of championship golf and a diverse range of amenities, Predator Ridge is a natural fit for
golf-loving hockey enthusiasts. The Okanagan region itself is known as a hotbed for hockey talent and a
summer playground for NHL players and Hockey Canada officials.
“As a Vernon resident, Predator Ridge member and long-time supporter of Hockey Canada, I think this
partnership offers great potential and I look forward to supporting it through events and legacy programs.
The Okanagan has always been a hotbed of both sports and this partnership solidifies that leadership
position,” says Ken Holland, general manager and vice-president of the Detroit Red Wings.
About Hockey Canada
Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey
Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 provincial branch associations of over 700,000 players,
coaches and officials.Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey
development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada, provides consistent rules and
regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast, manages numerous regional, national
and international hockey championships and events, and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada
in international hockey competition. Hockey Canada’s mission is to “lead, develop and promote positive hockey
experiences. For more information, go to www.HockeyCanada.ca.
About Predator Ridge
Located in Vernon, B.C., Predator Ridge Resort is an exceptional place to vacation or to call home. The
1,200-acre award-winning development boasts 12 kilometres of natural wooded trails ideal for hiking and
biking. Two critically-acclaimed golf courses are literally steps away – the legendary Predator Course, and
SCOREGolf Magazine’s 2010 ‘Best New Course in Canada,’ The Ridge Course. A full-service newly renovated
clubhouse, a golf academy, a state-of-the-art fitness centre with a 25-metre indoor pool, outdoor pools, an
AVEDA™ concept Salon & Spa, luxurious accommodation and a robust calendar of events and activities offer
guests a variety of options on the resort in addition to its convenient access to lakes, ski hills and
wineries. Wesbild Holdings Ltd. owns and operates Predator Ridge Resort. For more information, visit www.predatorridge.com.