13 June, 2006

Tailevu to host 925 delegates in annual Methodist Conference

Fifty villages in the Methodist Church's Bau Circuit will be billeting 925 delegates for the annual church conference on Bau Island in August. The conference will be opened by a soli by the Rotuman people and the choral competition starts after the official opening. The choral competition will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park One and Two and about 900 choirs are expected to take part. Note from GV : For those that need accommodation, book a two bedroom rental by clicking on the links at the right hand side of this blog. An availability calendar can also be accessed through a link there. Our direct contacts are telephone +679 3396427 or e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj.


Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

The choir competition will be held in Nausori, is that right? I think that some tourists might be interested to experience a few hours of such a choir festival, and of course the bazaar. Let's hope the weather is kind. I recall a very muddy Furnivall Park two years ago!
It is good for the conference sessions to be on Bau Island as that place is not usually open to lots of visitors.

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr said...

Yes, Wendy, the choir competition will be held at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori. Hopefully, the new Rewa Bridge would be ready by then too. So, tourists can another picture to take of the old bridge alongside the new one. Bau, being a chiefly island, is usually a no-go area for most Fijians as a matter of respect. I'm sure arrangements could be made with the organisers to arranged tours/visits to the island. Gilbert

mac Vucago said...

Ineed this choir competition is a significant event and should be promoted in th tourist market, because it showcases one of fijis most accustomed culture. Maybe the Fiji Visitors Bureau should take some consideration. Participation for the competition have expanded internationally. 2 choir from our region are travelling to participate. i.e Christchurch and the Wellington Fijian Choir.

Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr said...

I could not agree more, Mac. Gilbert