07 July, 2006

Upcoming Events in Suva (Updated 7.7.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Pacific Island Art Exhibition, Friday, 30 June, starts 7pm, to Friday, 14 July, Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Athletics Competitions (to feature Athletes in Action Club from USA and local competitors), starts 5pm, Friday, July 7, Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay;
  • Fiji Showcase 2006 (entertainment and art show with displays and discounts by traders), Saturday 1 July to Saturday 8 July, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • Vaka Vuku-Navigating Knowledge Conference for Pacific Islands' Artists, Musicians and Scholars, 3 to 7 July, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Exhibition: New Wave XXXI (art exhibition), Wednesday 5 July, from 5pm, to Wednesday 12 July, Oceania Centre for Art and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Ratu Sukuna Ex-students Suva Association soli of annual subscriptions of F$100.00 per ex-student and Cadet Passout Parade, Friday, 7 July, Ratu Sukuna Memorial School, Nabua;
  • Writers Reading Night, Friday, 7 July, from 4pm, Vaka vuku Conference, U8 Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay;
  • Bharata Natyam & Veena : Recital of Classical Dance and Instrumental Music Forms of India, Saturday, 8 July, from 7pm to 9pm, Suva Civic Centre.
  • Fiji Music Day, Karaoke Audition, Sunday, 9 July, 2pm to 5pm and Monday, 10 July, 3pm to 6pm, Dragon Music, Suva (Entries close 4pm, Friday, 7 July);
  • Fiji Women's Golf Open, 11 July, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • International Schools Swimming Meet, 11 July, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay;
  • Benefits of Coconuts - Public Lecture by Dr Bruce Fife, a leading world expert on coconuts and health, 13 July, University of the South Pacific;
  • Rewa Day fundraising for Rewa Province (to include sale of handicraft, food and displays of traditional dances), Saturday, 15 July 2006, Furnival Park, Toorak, Suva;
  • Fiji Music Day, Saturday, 15 July 2006, 11am to 2pm, Vocallist Talent Quest, and from 2pm, Artists in Action, Sukuna Park;
  • Fiji Council of Social Services, Consultation Forum on The Pacific Plan for Civil Society Organisations, Thursday, 20 July, 9am to 4pm, Fiji Council of Social Services Centre, Suva (Register with Ben Lutua on telephone +679 3312649 or e-mail fcoss@connect.com.fj);
  • Fiji Awards for Media Excellence 2006, Saturday, 22 July, Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami;
  • Fiji Arts Club art exhibition 2006, Monday, 24 July, to Saturday, 29 July, Suva; World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 3.30pm, Fiji A vs Samoa, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 5.15pm, PNG vs Cook Islands, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • World Netball Championships Oceania Qualifiers, Tuesday, 25 July, 7.30pm, Africa vs Fiji, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay;
  • Fiji Audio Visual Commission Open Day for Telecom Fiji Limited Kula Film Awards, 28 and 29 July, Suva;
  • Fiji Audio Visual Commission Launch of the Inaugural Telecom Fiji Limited Kula Film Awards Night, 29 July, Suva;
  • International Shimano Invitational Gamefishing Tournament, 4 to 6 August 2006, Pearl International, Pacific Harbour (for queries call Elle on +679 3450276 or +679 9955368);
  • Opening of the new Rewa Bridge, Thursday, 17 August, Nausori;
  • National Youth Week Celebrations, Saturday, 12 August, various venues in Suva;
  • Suva Hibiscus Festival, 17 to 26 August, Suva;
  • Fiji FA Interdistric Soccer Competition, August 12 and 13, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva; Annual Methodist Church Conference and Choir Competition, mid August. Choir competition at Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori, while the meeting will be held on Bau Island;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools - Original Song Competition, organised by the Fiji Performing Rights Association in association with the Ministry of Education, Friday, 1 September 2006, Tattersall's Leisure Centre (formerly the National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Air Pacific/ATS Fiji Seniors Golf Tournament, 11 Sep, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Melanesian (Countries) Festival of Arts, 2 to 11 October, Suva;
  • Fiji Golf Club Ladies Open, 11 October, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Bulafiji.com Under 18 Rugby League Competition, 1 to 30 November, Suva;
  • Fiji International Volleyball Tournament, 27 November to 2 December, Suva;
  • World Netball Championships, 10 to 21 July 2007, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Yoga classes, Mondays, 5pm to 6pm, Fiji Girl Guides Headquarters, Malcolm Street;
  • Latin Fitness Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Mondays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Music, dance and yoga classes, new term starts 4.30pm, Monday, 15 May, Suva Multi-Ethnic Cultural Centre, 94 Waimanu Road, 1st Floor Lala’s Building;
  • Learn English, Hindi and Fijian, new term starts, Monday, 22 May, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Karate Classes, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • Latin Fitness Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Tuesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Pottery demonstrations, every Tuesday and Thursday, and daily every first week of the month, Fiji Museum;
  • Rucksack Club Meeting, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6.45pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Suva;
  • French Conversation Group to practice your French, every Thursday, 1pm to 2pm, Language Lab, Media Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay (admission required - contact rankin_s@usp.ac.fj);
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn, every Thursday, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Kids creative dance classes, starts 2.30pm every Friday, until 4 August, for kids from 2 years to 12 years, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Tom Mawi plays jazz at the Holiday Inn, 6pm to 9pm, Fridays, Holiday Inn;
  • Soul, funk, disco and classics DJ music, from 8pm, Fridays, Traps Lounge, Victoria Parade;
  • Velocity Cycling Ride, from 7am, every Saturday, leaves from The Roc, FNPF Dolphins Plaza;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, starts 11am, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Waitui Cycles Ride, starts 6am, every Sunday, leaves from Waitui Cycles, Garden City;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street;
  • Jazz by the Beach, Sundays, 1pm to 5pm, Pearl South Pacific, Pacific Harbour;
Also see the list of aerobic exercise programs available at the Hyndai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay. For accommodation for any events, please check out a two bedroom rental home with seaviews in Suva on links at the right hand side of this blog or contact telephone +679 3396427 or e-mail gilbert@connect.com.fj directly. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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