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 2012-13 season.”
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 April 1, 2012. 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 VP of the Detroit Red Wings.