09 October, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 9.10.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Great Teitei Competition for primary and secondary schools in Fiji, 22 July to 21 October 2008;
  • Term 3 - Learn French, Fijian or Hindi classes, from 1 September to 21 November 2008, Alliance Francaise, Suva;
  • Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008;
  • Art and culture exhibition by the Pacific Women of Power, from Thursday, 25 September, to Saturday, 25 October 2008, Oceania Centre for Arts and Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Escott Shield Rugby Final between Army and Police, Thursday, 9 October 2008, starting 7pm, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Independence Day Celebrations, Friday, 10 October 2008, starting 9am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • "Tom Mawi" Benefit Glitz & Glamour Ball, Friday, 10 October 2008, Holiday Inn, Suva (Live entertainment will be provided by Ken Janson & The Hearts, Annie & Sam Mawi);
  • Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Rubgy Challenge between Northland and Naitasiri, Saturday, 11 October 2008, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Cruise ship "Volendam" berths in Suva and shops to open for business;
  • Reserve Bank of Fiji ceases to issue 1 cent and 2 cents coins from Monday, 13 October 2008;
  • Fiji Council of Social Services - Caregivers for Seniors Course, from Monday, 13 October, to Tuesday, 21 October 2008, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm each day, Suva;
  • University of the South Pacific Open Day, Friday, 17 October 2008, from 9am to 4pm, University's Laucala Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Radio Two and Radio Mirchi - Diwali Mela Concert, Friday, 17 October 2008, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, National Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Colonial Fiji two day charity golf tournament to raise funds for the Rewa Ward, Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Friday, 17 October, and Saturday, 18 October 2008, Fiji Golf Club, Vatuwaqa, Suva;
  • Floral Arrangement Workshop (Stage 3), Saturday, 18 October 2008, 9am to 4pm, venue in Suva to be confirmed;
  • Public Auction of used Government vehicles, Saturday, 18 October 2008, starting 9am, Controller of Government Supplies Yard, Walu Bay, Suva;
  • Radio Two and Radio Mirchi - Eid in the Park, Saturday, 18 October 2008, 9am to 5pm, UN Park, next to the Suva City Library, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Waratahs vs Fiji Warriors Rugby match, Saturday, 18 October 2008, (venue to be confirmed);
  • Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Rugby Challenge between Nadi and Naitasiri, Saturday, 18 October 2008, starting 3pm, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • The Art of Living - Basic Course, from Saturday, 18 October, to Tuesday, 21 October 2008, between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on each day, International School Hall, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • Seminar presentations on the topics 'Rising Inflation and the Downside Risks to Economic Growth in the Asia - Pacific Emerging Economies' and 'The Japan IMF Scholarship Program for Asia - Pacific', Tuesday, 21 October 2008, starting 12.30pm, Forum Secretariat Committee Room, Suva;
  • Annual Sukuna Bowl Rugby match between Army and Police, Friday, 24 October 2008, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva Peninsula Sunset - Annual Quiz Night, Friday, 24 October 2008, Defence Club, Suva;
  • Fiji Swimming - National Short Course Swimming Championships, from Friday, 24 October, to Sunday, 26 October 2008, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Cancer Society - Bra Art Competition (part of Breast Cancer Awareness Programme), from Saturday, 25 October, to Sunday, 2 November 2008;
  • Fundraising dinner to raise funds for an overseas medical treatment of a one year old baby, Saula Matavucu, who is suffering from Congenital Heart Disease and Ventricular Septal Defection, Monday, 27 October 2008, starting 6pm, Suva Central Cuisine, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Train the Trainer - Advanced Skills for the Practical Trainer (stage 3) Workshop, from Thursday, 30 October to Saturday, 1 November 2008, Centre for Continuing and Community Education, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs France, 1 November 2008, WIN Stadium, Wollongong, Australia;
  • Project Management : Writing Practical Proposals Workshop, Saturday, 1 November 2008, 9am to 4pm, venue to be confirmed, Suva;
  • Halloween Night, Saturday, 1 November 2008, starting 7pm, Bad Dog Cafe, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Rugby League World Cup match - Fiji vs Scotland, 5 November 2008, Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast, Australia;
  • Management Skills for the Administrative Assistant Workshop, Friday, 7 November, and Saturday, 8 November 2008, 9am to 4pm, venue to be confirmed, Suva;
  • Fiji National Age & Open Short Course Swimming Champs, 21 and 22 November 2008, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva.
Recurring Events:
  • Fiji Museum displays, daily at The Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • Horse Riding, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 7am to 4pm, Suva Pony Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Oceania Centre Gallery, opens daily, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Wai Tui Cycles After Work Bike Rides, every Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starts 5pm, from Esquires CafĂ©, Dolphins Plaza, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • Hyundai Fitness Centre, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), meets every Mondays and Thursdays, at 5.30pm, Mitchell Clinic, 83 Princes Road, Tamavua, Suva;
  • Tsulu Face-to-Face Tour, every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 10.45am, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Weekly Scrumptious Buffet Lunch, Fridays, starting 12pm, Five Princess Hotel, Princess Road, Samabula, Suva;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • Esquires Coffee House Weekly Fun Cycle around the Suva seawall, Nasese and Muanikau, every Saturdays, starts 7am, from the Esquires Coffee House, Loftus Street, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Sunday Bike Rides by Velocity Club, every Sundays, from 7am, ending with breakfast at Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.
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