13 October, 2006

Upcoming Events in Suva (Updated 13.10.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Mara Mira The Honeymoon Boat in the Sayawa Garden, a globe-trotting art project that evolves at each destination through collaborations with local artists, opening 6pm, Friday, 29 September 2006 to Wednesday, 21 October 2006, UN Garden, in front of the Suva Olympic Pool, Victoria Parade;
  • Women in Sport Commission "Gender Equity Workshop", Friday, 13 October and Saturday, 14 October 2006, at the Fiji Association of Sports & National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) Office. (Invitation extended to all interested women in sport. Call FASANOC on telephone +679 3303525 or e-mail fasanoc@fasanoc.org.fj for more details);
  • Cycling - The Centry Plus Ride (110km) from Suva to Korovou and return via Colo-i-Suva, Sunday, 15 October 2006, starting 6am, from Waitui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva (contact John Chandler, on telephone +679 3372419 or Yee Wah Sing on +679 9927152;
  • Fiji Hindu Society Diwali Celebrations, Saturday, 14 October 2006, starting 6.30pm, Kshatriya Hall, Desvouex Road, Suva (Tickets are F$7.00 per person. Contact Salesh Kumar on telephone +679 3232879 for tickets);
  • Art Exhibition ‘Kishore Lal & Boogey Gibbons - A New Fijian Urban Art Collection’, Saturday, 14 October 2006, opening 7pm, and runs to Tuesday, 24 October 2006. Opening times - Monday toThursday, 9am to 5pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am to 1.30pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Learn to Swim Program 3-day Class from Monday, 16 October 2006, to Wednesday, 18 October 2006, from 6am to 8am, and 5pm to 7pm (Call Caroline on telephone +679 9203215);
  • Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Economics, University of the South Pacific and the European Union's Regional Conference on Institutions, Globalisation, and their Impacts on Labour Markets in Pacific Island Countries, from Tuesday, 17 October, to Thursday, 19 October 2006, USP's Laucala Campus, Suva (Enquiries to Associate Professor, Dr Mahendra Reddy, telephone +679 3232089 or e-mail reddy_m@usp.ac.fj or Mr Rajiv Naidu, telephone +679 3232522 or e-mail naidu_r@usp.ac.fj);
  • Cinema night ‘Jeanne and the Perfect Guy’, Wednesday, 18 October 2006, from 7.30pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Funk/Hip Hop class, Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 6pm to 7pm, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Triathlon - to include Olympic 750/20/5, Short sprint 300/10/3, Junior event 300/3/1, Cycle event 20km, Duathlon (any two events), Sunday, 22 October 2006, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva (contact Ian on telephone +679 9995625 or Clive on telephone +679 9924868;
  • Celebrations for the island of Matuku in the Lau Group, Friday, 27 October, and Saturday, 28 October, 2006, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Institute of Directors Business Luncheon to discuss Corporate Governance, Friday, 27 October 2006, from 12.30pm, Holiday Inn, Suva (Guest Speaker : Ms Helen Lynch, a director of Westpac Banking Corporation, Pacific Brand Limited and Molecular Bioscience, Australia and Chairman of Westpac Responsibility & Sustainability Committee);
  • Alliance Francaise Photo Training Workshop with professional photographer, Adi Nacola, Saturday, 28 October 2006, from 8.30am to 6pm, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva (Fee is F$6.00 per person);
  • Fiji Swimming Grand Prix, 28 October 2006, Suva (to feature distance events of 800m and 1,500m);
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", deadline for entries, Wednesday, 15 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Marist Gala Dinner to celebrate the work of the Marist Brothers in Fiji, Saturday, 18 November 2006, from 6.30pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Alliance Francaise organised photo contest with theme, "Smiles of Fiji", display of the best photos from the contest, Friday, 24 November 2006, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 18th Hobbie 16 World Championship, 10 to 20 October 2007, Suva & Pacific Harbour (venue to be confirmed);
  • Queen Victoria School's 100th Anniversary Celebrations, November 2007.
Recurring Events:
  • Masi Gallery – Contemporary masi costumes, including the wedding costume of Adi Litia Dugdale Mara, the daughter of Ratu Mara and display of bird paintings by William Belcher, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Stormy Monday Blues Night, Mondays, from 9pm, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, 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;
  • Rasta Tuesday, from 9pm, Tuesdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Suva;
  • Stage Sevens, Wednesdays, 5.45pm to 7.30pm, Auditorium, FIT Arts, Culture & Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai (Tickets at the door at F$3.00, students and scholars F$2.00); Fiji Arts Club Dance Class, 6pm to 7pm, every Wednesdays, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 6pm to 10pm, Holiday Inn;
  • Rucksack Club Meeting, every second Wednesday of the month, from 6.45pm, St Andrew's Church Hall, Suva;
  • Socrates Café where people gather to discuss and debate the topic of the month. This months topic is ‘Do I Exist?’, first Thursday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm, IMDVD, Sports City Mall, Laucala Bay;
  • French Conversation Group to practice your French, every Friday from 12.35pm to 1.35pm, Talanoa room, second floor of FAL building, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay (admission required - contact rankin_s@usp.ac.fj);
  • Kid’s Creative Dance Classes, Term 3 starts Friday, 15 September 2006, from 2:30pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road;
  • 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.
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, (679) 9921427 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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