News Nuggets: April 2022

News Nuggets: April 2022

6 April 2022

The annual Ryde-A-Thon charity event returns 29-30 April. The 24-hour cycling, walking and running challenge raises money for charity. In 2021, the Ryde-A-Thon raised CI$100,000 for the Cayman Acts of Random Kindness organisation. This year, the proceeds raised will be donated to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre.

Teams of eight are challenged to participate in a 24-hour team cycle relay in the Ryde studio, with the anchor ride out on the Camana Bay Crescent. Other teams can participate in a 24-hour running or walking relay event through a course in Camana Bay. Entry fees are CI$1,500 for the running/walking teams, CI$2,000 for the cycling teams and CI$2,500 for the "Super Challenge" teams that both cycle and run/walk, with at least one team member doing both during the entire 24-hour period. For information about registering a team or sponsoring the event, email

spinning bikes outside

Next Chapter partnered with the government's Department of Counselling Services to launch the book "Women in Cayman" on 18 March as part of the Honouring Women's Month celebrations.

The book is available for purchase at Next Chapter for CI$25, with all proceeds benefitting the Family Resource Centre's Young Parents Programme.

book cover

The boardwalk to the boat slips in Camana Bay Harbour now features a security gate with unique passcodes for all authorised users. Monthly rates, which now include utilities, are CI$13.50 per linear foot for private vessels and CI$14 per linear foot for commercial vessels. Nightly rates are available for CI$25. Camana Bay residents get at 10% discount. For information, email or call 640-4000.

harbour from the sky

Starting 3 April and continuing the first Sunday of every month, Next Chapter will present "Story Time" from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. in Gardenia Court. The events, which are free to the public, will feature readings from three children's books. Pick up a "Rockin’ Reader" punch card and each time children attend Story Time they'll get a punch on the card. After four punches, they'll receive a free Rockin’ Reader book bag.

The weekly Wednesday Farmers & Artisans Market along Cayman Bay's Paseo will come to an end on 27 April.

However, a monthly artisans' market on the Paseo will commence on 4 May, taking place the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through the end of October.

Also starting 4 May, a Local Harvest Market for fresh produce only will take place every Wednesday under the solar panel array across from Anytime Fitness and Jessie's Juice Bar from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Well-known local harpist Eugenio Leon now plays live and brings his harmonious melodies to diners on Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Pane & Pasta in Camana Bay.

The Camana Bay Visitor Centre on Market Street next to Design Studio recently changed its opening hours. It is now open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

visitor centre exterior

The Camana Bay Sports Complex offers facilities to play various sports including two tennis courts — with pickleball lines as well — indoor and outdoor basketball courts, an eight-lane 25-metre swimming pool and a multi-purpose sports field. For those living and working in Camana Bay, it’s walking distance from home or office and if driving, there is ample parking for all. To reserve a facility or to inquire about rates, email or call 640-2878.

aerial view of sports complex

The popular Saturday breakfast at Union Grill & Bar has been so popular that it now goes until 3 p.m. Enjoy classic breakfast dishes for the entire family and even four-legged friends have their own menu.

With the Cayman Ferries Ltd. starting weekday commuting trips from the Newlands public dock to Camana Bay last month, the decision has been made to offer overnight parking in a specific area to those using the service and then driving elsewhere into George Town or along Seven Mile Beach. Those wishing to leave their car in Camana Bay overnight can do so on the fifth floor of the Solaris Parking Garage behind Anytime Fitness and Jessie's Juice Bar. However, those parking their vehicles overnight do so at their own risk; Camana Bay assumes no liability for loss or damage or injury to persons or vehicles (including contents) howsoever caused arising from use of the premises.

ferry crossing at sunset

The Bookends Club is almost through it 2021-22 selections, with only two more books to go. At its April meeting, the club will discuss "The Collector" by John Fowles and in May, it will be "A Promised Land" by Barack Obama. The nominations for the book selections for 2022-23 closed last month and will be announced soon. The Bookends Club meets to discuss the book of the month at Next Chapter in Camana Bay at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. There is no cost to attend and attendees can contribute or just listen in. For more information or to join the club's email list, contact Thomas Peterman at

book cover A Promised Land Barack Obama

The Easter Bunny is coming to Camana Bay and has agreed to pose for photos. The event takes place on 9 April in Canella Court. The time slot between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. is reserved for families with special needs children and then open to the wider public from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Easter bunny costume and photoshoot set

This article was originally published in the April 2022 print edition of Camana Bay Times.

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