01 December, 2006

Upcoming Activities, Events and Accommodation in Suva (Updated 1.12.06)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 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;
  • Pacific Arts Alliance, School Holiday Arts Programmes, classes begin Monday, 27 November, and runs until Monday, 22 January, 2007, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • ‘Lire en Fête’ Reading Festival, Thursday, 30 November 2006, from 7pm, Alliance Française, 14 McGregor Road;
  • Annual Sukuna Bowl Competition between the Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Police Force, Friday, 1 December 2006, from 9am, at the Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Bishop Foley Rugby Tournament, 1 to 2 December 2006, from 9am, Suva Grammar School grounds, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Fiji Performing Rights Association Limited 2006 Young Musso's Acclaim - Fiji Secondary Schools Original Song Competition, Friday, 1 December 2006, from 7pm, at the Suva Civic Centre;
  • Fiji Golf Club Stableford Event, Saturday, 2 December 2006, from 7.50am, at the Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa;
  • Suva Cricket weekly league competition, Saturday, 2 December 2006, from 9.30am, at Albert Park;
  • Suva Touch Rugby games, Saturday, 2 December 2006, from 11am, Veiuto Grounds;
  • Fiji Rugby Union Annual Awards Night, Saturday, 2 December 2006, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Tosh Meets Marley World Tour 2006 Performance, Monday, 4 December 2006, FMF Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Swimming lessons, from 4 to 15 December 2006, Olympic Pool, Suva;
  • Tourism Training segments for Suva, 4 to 9 December 2006, at various venues in Suva;
  • Baseball Coaching Program for teens aged between 12 and 18 years, Tuesday, 5 December, to Friday, 15 December 2006, 9.30am to 12.30pm, Marist Brothers High School grounds, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Red Wave XXXIII Art Exhibition opens Tuesday, 5 December 2006, 5.30pm, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Red Wave XXXIII Art Exhibition continues daily, Wednesday, 6 December, to Friday, 8 December 2006, from 10am to 4pm, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Public Lecture - Topic : "A Tikina Model for Socioeconomic Growth Locally and Nationally", Speaker : Dr Ropate Qalo, Tuesday, 5 December 2006, from 7.15pm, Marine Lecture Theatre, Lower Campus, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji School of Medicine Graduation Ceremony, Wednesday, 6 December 2006, from 9am, Tattersall Leisure Centre (former National Gymnasium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • National Boxing Championships, 6 to 8 December 2006, New Town Hall, Suva;
  • Air Pacific Tourism Training Week, Exhibition of training products and services, Thursday, 7 December 2006, 10am to 5pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Fiji Table Tennis Association Open Tournament, 8 to 10 December 2006, China Club, Nasese, Suva;
  • LTA Fiji Fun Cycle 2006, Sunday, 10 December 2006 starts 7am, from Post Fiji Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Diploma in Rugby Coaching Course, from Monday, 11 December, to Friday, 15 December 2006, Fiji Institute of Technology, School of Maritime & Fisheries Studies, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Rugby Union IRB backed International 7s Rugby Tournament, January 2007, date and venue to be confirmed;
  • Oceania Hockey Qualifiers for Olympics, 2007 - time to be confirmed, Suva;
  • East Asia-Pacific Under 15 Cricket 8's tournament, 24 January to 29 January, 2007, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Art Display to coincide with the Double Dialogues conference, 4 to 10 July 2007, Suva;
  • World Netball Championships, 10 to 21 July 2007, Suva;
  • Oceania Women's Hockey Qualifiers for 2008 Olympic Games, from 10 September 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, display of bird paintings by William Belcher and exhibition for Westpac's 101st anniversary of services in Fiji, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Suva Orchid and Horticultural Group Meeting, from 5.30pm, every first Monday of the month, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Stormy Monday Blues Night, Mondays, from 9pm, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade;
  • 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);
  • 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;
  • Alternate Rock, every Wednesdays, from 9pm, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Socrates Café where people gather to discuss and debate the topic of the month, first Thursday of each month, 7pm to 8.30pm, IMDVD, Sports City Mall, Laucala Bay (Topic this month : 'Your Personality and Character: Born or Developed?');
  • 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;
  • SideStep, every last Saturday of the month, 9pm to close, Traps Upstairs Lounge, Victoria Parade;
  • Pacific arts in the sun : Family event, every Saturday, 7am to 11am, Holiday Inn;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, starts 11am, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • The Roc Market, every third Sunday of the month, The Roc, Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles Ride, every Sundays, from 6am, start at Wai Tui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 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. A 20% discount is offered for all bookings up to 31 March 2007. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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