30 March, 2007

Upcoming Activities, Events in Suva and Accommodation (Updated 30.3.07)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • European Film Festival, from Monday, 26 March, to Friday, 30 March 2007, every night at 7.30pm, Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Sports Council Sports Person of the Year Award Night, Friday, 30 March 2007, The Dome, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji National 5km Open Water Swimming Championship and Pacific Harbour 2.5km and 1km swim, Monday, 2 April 2007 from 9.30am, the Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Children’s Easter Activities, from Tuesday 3 April to Thursday 5 April 2007, 3pm to 4.15pm, Suva City Council Library, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Children of Fiji to share their Easter spirit and donate something, organised by Jack's of Fiji, donation boxes at every Jack's of Fiji outlet (Donations to be distributed to all children's wards at local hospitals this Easter);
  • Training on Flower Arrangements, 3 to 4 April 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Official launch and public screening of "Struggling for a better living : Squatters in Fiji" - a documentary, Wednesday, 4 April 2007, from 6.30pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, Lower Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva;
  • Poetry Reading & Photo Exhibit, Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 6.30pm, Alliance Fran├žaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Grand Easter Sale of coconut palmwood and native timber furniture, from Thursday, 5 April, to Saturday, 7 April 2007, 7.30am to 6.30pm each day, Timber Sports (Fiji) Limited, Nand's Pharmacy Building, 550 Ratu Mara Road, Nabua;
  • Fiji Easter Games - Cricket, from Thursday, 5 April, to Monday, 9 April 2007, Albert Park, Suva. Competition starts 9am, Thursday;
  • The Indian Village Craft Mela (Festival), from Thursday, 5 April, to Sunday, 15 April 2007 at the Suva Civic Auditorium. Show opens from 11am to 9pm daily on those days;
  • Fiji Easter Games - Basketball, Friday, 6 April, and Saturday, 7 April 2007, Vodafone Arena (formerly the FMF Dome), Laucala Bay, Suva. Competition starts 10am, Friday;
  • Fiji Easter Games - Athletics (also the first trial for the 2007 Pacific Games), Friday, 6 April, and Saturday, 7 April 2007, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva. Competition starts at 2pm, Friday;
  • Fiji Easter Games - Archery, Saturday, 7 April, and Sunday, 8 April 2007, St Joseph's School grounds, Suva. Competition starts at 9am, Saturday;
  • Oceania Centre 10th Birthday, Thursday, 12 April 2007, Oceania Centre, USP Laucala Campus, Suva;
  • First FMF Pro-Am Golf Tournament, Saturday, 14 April 2007, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Tabu Soro Triathlon, Sunday, 15 April 2007, from 6am, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Start Your Business Training, 16 to 20 April 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Training on Bread Making, 18 and 19 April 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • FMF Chow National Swimming Championships, from Friday, 20 April, to Sunday, 22 April 2007, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Training on Business Diagnostic Toolkit, organised by the Private Sector Development Unit of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the Graduate School of Business, University of the South Pacific with funding from the European Union, from 23 to 27 April 2007, Suva;
  • 'Suva on Sale', 28 April to 5 May 2007, Street Sale on selected streets of Suva;
  • World Chess Qualifiers, May 2007, Suva;
  • Rewa (Beauty and Charity) Carnival, Friday, 4 May, to Saturday, 12 May 2007, Syria Park, Nausori (near Suva);
  • Training on Bee keeping, 8 to 10 May 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Start Your Business Training, 14 to 18 May 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Training on Bee Hives Case Making, 14 to 18 May 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Queen Victoria School 100th Anniversary Celebrations, Singing Contest, June;
  • Opening of the new Morris Hedstrom's outlet, June, Thomson Street, Suva;
  • Start Your Business, 11 to 13 June 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Store Management, 18 to 20 June 2007, at Cooperative and Small Business Training Institute, Draunibota, Lami;
  • Double Dialogues Conference, 4 to 6 July 2007, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Art Display to coincide with the Double Dialogues conference, 4 to 10 July 2007, Suva;
  • Queen Victoria School 100th Anniversary Celebrations Ball, August;
  • Fiji Hibiscus Festival, 17 to 25 August 2007, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Oceania Women's Hockey Qualifiers for 2008 Olympic Games, from 10 September 2007, Suva;
  • World Invitational U18 Rugby League Championship, October 2007, Suva;
  • 18th Hobie 16 World Championships, from 8 to 19 October 2007, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Queen Victoria School 100th Anniversary Celebrations, week long celebrations, October 2007.

Recurring Events:

  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Taekwondo classes, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4pm to 5.30pm - Junior class, 5.30pm to 7pm - Senior class, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Wai Tui Cycles ‘After Work’ ride, 5pm every Mondays and Wednesdays, starts from Wai Tui Cycles, Garden City, Raiwai, 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;
  • Rasta Tuesday, from 9pm, Tuesdays, Golden Dragon Nightclub, Suva;
  • Talei Burns and Friends, every Wednesdays, 6pm to 10pm, The Malthouse, 88 Jerusalem Road (next to the Fiji Golf Club), Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • FIT School of Arts, Culture and Design : Saturday Classes for Children (covering piano, art & craft, acting, choir), from Saturday, 3 March 2007, School of Arts, Culture & Design, Carpenter Street (near Garden City), Raiwai, Suva;
  • Kid’s Arts Classes with Kathy Oyagawa, Saturdays, 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm, The Homestay, Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Saturday Night at JJ's for the Family : Dinner, Saturdays, from 6.30pm, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • SideStep, every last Saturday of the month, 9pm to close, Traps Upstairs Lounge, Victoria Parade;
  • 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. Those that wish to have their events included can contact me on the e-mail address provided above.

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