17 October, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 17.10.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Marist Old Boys Bazaar, Saturday, 18 October 2008, starting 9am, Marist Brothers High School, Flagstaff, 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;
  • VASU : Painting Workshop, Saturday, 18 October 2008, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Fiji Museum, Thurston Gardens, Suva;
  • Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Rugby Challenge between Nadi and Naitasiri, Saturday, 18 October 2008, starting 3pm, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Hindu Society Diwali Celebrations, Saturday, 18 October 2008, from 6.30pm, Kshatriya Hall, Desvouex Road, 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;
  • Angklung and Arumba Workshop on traditional bamboo instruments from West Java, Indonesia, from Monday, 20 October, to Wednesday 22 October 2008, 10am to 2pm, FIT School of Arts, Culture and Design, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Angklung and Arumba Workshop on traditional bamboo instruments from West Java, Indonesia (continued), from Thursday, 23 October, to Wednesday, 5 November, 10am to 2pm on each day, 22 Roko Tui Colo Street, Tamavua, 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;
  • Farebrother Sullivan Trophy Challenge between Suva and Nadi, Saturday, 25 October 2008, starting 3pm, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • 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;
  • Oceania Pacific Cup Hockey Tournament, from Thursday, 13 November, to Saturday, 22 November 2008, National Hockey Centre, Laucala Bay, 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;
  • Oceania Centre Gallery, opens daily, at the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Tagimoucia Art Gallery (Fiji's first permanent and dedicated art gallery exhibiting art work of prison inmates), opens daily, 8am to 4pm, opposite Suva Prison;
  • 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;
  • Hapkido classes, every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre, 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;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Fijian Mekes, Indian and Island Dances, every Tuesdays and Sundays, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm, Raintree Lodge, Colo-i-Suva, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Weekly Scrumptious Buffet Lunch, Fridays, starting 12pm, Five Princess Hotel, Princess Road, Samabula, Suva;
  • Listen to soul, funk, disco and classics with with DJ Tora, every Fridays, from 8pm 'til late, Traps Lounge, Traps Bar, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Arts Village Firewalking Show, 11am to 12pm, every Saturday, Grandstand, Arts Village, Pacific Harbour;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, 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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