21 November, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 21.11.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Third School Term, from Monday, 1 September, to Friday, 28 November 2008;
  • 2009 National Budget Address being delivered by the Interim Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Friday, 21 November 2008, at 11am, Fiji Time, live on Fiji TV and radio stations;
  • 2008 Clean Up Fiji Day with activities focused on cleaning our environment, Saturday, 22 November 2008, Fiji-wide;
  • Fiji Mathematics Association Conference and Annual General Meeting, Saturday, 22 November 2008, starting 9am, B315 Room, Fiji Institute of Technology, Samabula Campus, Suva;
  • Lami Parish Bazaar, Saturday, 22 November 2008, starting 9am, Marist Convent ground, Lami (near Suva);
  • Nasinu Carnival (sponsored by Digicel), from Saturday, 22 November, to Saturday, 29 November 2008, Valelevu, Nasinu (near Suva);
  • Pacific Islanders vs Italy Rugby, Sunday (Fiji time), 23 November 2008, live on Sky Pacific Channel 10;
  • National Blood Christmas Blood Drive, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, Fiji College of Advanced Education, Valelevu, Nasinu;
  • Fun-filled musical and dance show featuring ballet and jazz performances, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, starting 6.30pm, International School Suva Multi-purpose Hall, Siga Road, Laucala Beach Estate, Suva;
  • UNIFEM Film Festival, Tuesday, 25 November 2008, starting 7pm, Alliance Francaise, McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Government's e-Government program Seminar, Wednesday, 26 November 2008, from 6pm to 7pm, N111 Lecture Hall, Faculty of Science & Technology, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Plumbing Course for Women, Wednesday and Thursday, 26 and 27 November 2008, starting 5.30pm (each day), Narere CITD Workshop Room, Total Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF), Makoi, Suva;
  • Red Wave XXXVIII final art exhibition for 2008, Wednesday, 26 November 2008, from 6.30pm, Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 'Battle for Fame' - Final musical competition, Thursday, 27 November 2008, starting 6pm, Sound Stage, Media Centre TV Studio, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Memorial School Old Students Association (RSMSOSA) Reunion, Thursday, 27 November 2008, from 5pm to 9pm, Lali Room, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Red Wave XXXVIII final art exhibition for 2008, Thursday, 27 November, to Saturday, 29 November 2008, 10am to 4pm daily, Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Weightlifting Federation - Annual General Meeting, Friday, 28 November 2008, from 6.30pm, Fiji Olympic House, 17 Bau Street, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Davui Ensemble Music Concert, Friday, 28 November 2008, starting 7pm at the Fiji Arts Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • 2008 Annual Catholic Parish Tournament, from Friday, 28 November, and Saturday, 29 November 2008, National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Bodybuilding Federation's Mr Fiji 2008 Bodybuilding event, 29 November 2008, Sheraton Resort, Denarau;
  • Floral Arrangement (Stage 4) Workshop on Saturday, 29 November 2008, from 9am to 4pm, Centre for Continuing and Community Education, Police Academy, Nasova, Suva;
  • Customer Service Training : Managing Customer Service Workshop, Saturday, 29 November 2008, from 9am to 4pm, Centre for Community and Continuing Education, (venue to be confirmed);
  • Fiji Performing Rights Association Limited Annual General Meeting, Saturday, 29 November 2008, starting 10am, Lynica House, 3 Goodenough Street, Suva;
  • Adi Cakobau School Old Girls (ACSOG) - Special General Meeting, Saturday, 29 November 2008, from 2pm to 5pm, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • Adi Cakobau School Old Girls (ACSOG) - Christmas Party, Saturday, 29 November 2008, starting 6.30pm, Suva Bowling Club, Victoria Parade/Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • 2008 IRB Dubai Sevens Tournament, Saturday, 29 November, and Sunday, 30 November 2008 (catch the games live on Fiji One TV);
  • Special conference on 'Pacific Roots - Heritages and Identities', from Monday, 1 December to Friday, 5 December 2008, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Raiwai Youth Council School Holiday Program for Children, from Monday, 1 December, to Saturday, 6 December 2008, from 8am to 4pm on each day, Raiwai Hall, Suva;
  • Wasawasa Festival of Oceans organised by the Fiji Arts Council, from Monday, 1 December to Saturday, 6 December 2008, Fiji Museum and Thurston Gardens, Suva;
  • Learn Fijian or French through Summer School, from Monday, 1 December 2008 to Friday, 23 January 2009, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • Free cricket clinic for school children, Wednesday, 3 December 2008, starting 9am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Special General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Wednesday, 3 December 2008, from 5.30pm, Williams & Goslings Boardroom, 82 Harris Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 3 December, to Sunday, 7 December 2008, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Nadi;
  • Annual General Meeting of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), Thursday, 4 December 2008, starting 6pm, Butt Street Church Hall, Suva;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Annual General Meeting, Friday, 5 December 2008, starting 10am, John Wesley College, Raiwaqa, Suva;
  • Film screening : "Doing Time Doing Vipassana", on Sunday, 7 December 2008, from 5pm to 7pm, Multi-ethnic Cultural Centre, Toorak, Suva, and on Monday, 8 December 2008, from 6pm to 8pm, AusAid Small Lecture Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific History Association Conference - Theme : 'Who are we and what are we doing here', from Sunday, 7 December to Friday, 12 December 2008, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, and the Pacific Theological College, Vuya Road, Suva;
  • Vodafone Fiji, Radio One Sere ni Vanua and the Radio Two Fiji Ka Sitara Grand Finals, Saturday, 13 December 2008, Suva Civic Centre - Sere ni Vanua Finals from 1pm to 4pm and the Fiji Ka Sitara Finals from 7pm to 10.30pm;
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fiji Residents, Overseas Tour, 2009;
  • National Council of Women Fiji - Annual General Meeting, Friday, 9 January 2009 at the Southern Cross Hotel, Suva;
  • Qoliqoli Cokovata of Tikina Dreketi, Macuata, Sasa and Mali - 2009 Season of the Great Sea Reef Sevens Rugby Tournament, on Friday, 23 January, and Saturday, 24 January 2009, starting 9am on each day, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Second Pacific Youth Festival, Fiji, 2009.
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 are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the 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 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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