Canggu News

Everyone’s A Winner @ The Cook

What began as a monthly pub quiz for a popular sports bar looks like becoming the next hot ticket to fundraising for local charities. Initially the James Cook Sports Bar in Kerobokan started quiz nights to attract more butts to their barstools until someone suggested using the night as a way to raise funds for a local, not-for-profit community group. Much to the delight of local charities like Bali Mother & Baby House and Bali Pet Crusaders, the trend has continued!

Basically, James Cook proprietors, Nikki and Matt generously offer the use of their premises free of charge for any local charity to run their very own quiz night using The Cook’s tried and tested formula and pub quiz expertise if required! There is no venue booking fee, charities are welcome to use their own questions and provide prizes with the entire amount of door takings going directly to that charity!

James Cook Sports Bar has a capacity for 50 and punters are drawn to the evenings by The Cook’s cold beers, great food and an opportunity to prove they’re ‘smarter than your average 5th grader’ plus the possibility of a prize along the way! A recent quiz evening in support of Bali Pet Crusaders saw some winners walk away with a Quad Biking voucher from Bali Island ATV!

If you know of any Bali based organisations needing an injection of funds and a chance to raise awareness about what they do, give the crew at The Cook a call on 0813 3892 0430 or email:


Community Awareness Reaps Awards

They do say charity begins at home and this was never more evident than at Now! Bali Magazine’s 10th anniversary dinner at the Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort on February 13. Much more than just a celebration of the magazine’s decade of publication, the evening was also an opportunity to recognise the charitable efforts and contributions from businesses across the island community that have served to make Bali a better place!

The awards identified a range of community minded efforts such as preservation of traditional values, creating employment opportunities for disadvantaged communities, active social responsibility in environmental management, empowerment of local farmers, community and industry, conservation of an endangered Balinese species, promotion of local arts and culture and support of local charities to name but a few!

Appearing in impressive company, Finns was extremely honoured to receive a Community Achievement Award in appreciation of their continuous support for local charities; specifically their ongoing fundraising and volunteer work with local humanitarian NGO, Solemen Indonesia. The award specifically recognised Finns support for Solemen via their fundraising efforts at last year’s Melbourne Cup luncheon, as well as ongoing, annual assistance to the local charity by way of donations and urgently needed supplies. For more information on the magazine’s 10th anniversary awards night, don’t forget to grab your copy of the March edition of Now! Bali – out soon! See more on the website:


Music and Movement Means Holiday Camp Fun

The Junior Sports Academy’s next two week holiday camp commences Monday through Friday from March 25th – April 5th. As always, camps cover a balanced blend of experiences including Trampolining, Tennis, Waterpark play, Soccer, Parkour and, for the first time ever, Music and DJ Production – an exciting new element to the JSA lineup and headlined by a talented team of artists and performers.

Not simply for the sports minded, every day at JSA Holiday Camp offers a different combo of activities to provide indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages from 6 years and upwards. Based at Finns Rec Club, these vacation camps ensure children are safe, secure and supervised for the duration of daily activities from sign in at 9.30am until pick up at 2pm.

Camp fees include a snack, water and healthy lunch as well as some special extras! Prices per day start from Rp400,000 for Finns Gold and Platinum members up to Rp600,000 for non members or weekly rates from Rp1.6 million to Rp 2.4 million respectively with prices inclusive of tax and service. Finns Social and Social Plus members are also eligible for a discount off advertised rates.

Don’t wait for their whines of boredom. Sign the kids up for holiday camp today by emailing, or see the team at Finns Reception. See more on the website:


Bali’s Best Sports Bar None!

Finns Recreation Club is all about sport! Not only does it play host to some of the biggest events on the island, multiple TV screens throughout the venue means it’s a prime choice for sports fans to get their fix of football and more.

Mad about your footy? The Sports Bar and al fresco area of Bistro C at Finns Rec Club can bring the game to you in Bali! Over 20 screens ensure optimal viewing for everyone and with the Australian NRL season set to start from March 14, and AFL from March 21, Finns is where you can catch every minute of the action.

Entry to Finns is free and that means everybody is welcome to watch the game in the cool comfort of The Sports Bar and indulge in a few icy cold craft beers and cocktails while they’re at it! Thursday nights the BBQ is fired up and it’s training night when the Bali Chillies take to Finns’ field for Touch Football from 6pm. Anyone is welcome to join them for a run on the grass, or if you prefer you can enjoy the comfort of the Sports Bar and watch Thursday night AFL with a snag or steak from the BBQ.

Finns is committed to covering every minute of the 2019 football season. For match times and coverage, refer to the weekly sports schedule on the website: program/ to see if your favourite is featured.