05 December, 2008

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 5.12.08)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Indian CFrom Subject Received Size Gilbert Veisamasama, Jr [Promoting Suva] 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens 9:50 AM 8 KB raft Mela, from Wednesday, 26 November, to Sunday, 7 December 2008, Rajendra's Food Town Complex, Level 1, Ross Street, Nausori (near Suva);
  • The Pacific Roots Symposium : Heritages and Identities - Challenging the Melanesia/Micronesia/Polynesia stereotypes, from Monday, 1 December, to Friday, 5 December 2008 at Theatre N111, 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;
  • Sports Academy for Children - organised by the Fiji Sports Council, from Monday, 1 December, to Friday, 12 December 2008, Hyundai Fitness Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Netball Skills Program run by Moape Vu and John Lum Kon, from Monday, 1 December, to Saturday, 13 December 2008, 2pm to 4pm on each day, 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;
  • Christmas Floral Arrangements Workshop - organised by the Centre for Continuing and Community Education, Friday, 5 December 2008, starting 9am, Police Academy, Nasova Road, Suva;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union Annual General Meeting, Friday, 5 December 2008, starting 10am, John Wesley College, Raiwaqa, Suva;
  • Fiji Women's Crisis Centre - Open Day, Friday, 5 December 2008, from 10am to 4.30pm, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre Offices, 88 Gordon Street, Suva;
  • 2008 Fiji Civil Service Awards Night, Friday, 5 December 2008, from 6pm, Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami, near Suva;
  • IRB George 7s Tournament (in Durban, South Africa),Friday, 5 December and Saturday, 6 December 2008, watch games live on Fiji One Television;
  • Kite Festival to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Saturday, 6 December 2008, from 8am to 3pm, grounds next to the Suva Bowling Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Suva;
  • Final trials for the senior and Under 21 Fiji Netball teams, Saturday, 6 December 2008, from 8am to 4pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Open Singles Darts Competition, Saturday, 6 December 2008, starting from 9am, China Club, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Nasese, Suva;
  • Project Management Intermediate Workshop, Saturday, 6 December 2008, The Centre for Community and Continuing Education (venue to be advised);
  • Fiji Bodybuilding Federation's Mr Fiji 2008 Bodybuilding event, 6 December 2008, Sheraton Resort, Denarau;
  • Fiji Rugby Union Awards Night, Saturday, 6 December 2008, starting 6pm, Tradewinds Convention Centre, Lami (near Suva);
  • Fiji Marist Rugby Club Awards Night, Saturday, 6 December 2008, starting 7pm, Marist Club, Flagstaff, Suva;
  • Cycling Fiji's Race 2 - Esquires Criterium, Sunday, 7 December 2008, from 7am, Vuya Road, Suva, Categories include Men's sprint, Women's sprint, Junior (Under 18), Beginners, Women's (3 circuits), Open;
  • Special Christmas Programme, Sunday, 7 December 2008, starting 4pm, Peace Chapel Assemblies of God Church, 17 Kikau Street, Samabula, 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;
  • Auditions for the Miss India Fiji 2009 pageant, Monday, 8 December 2008, from 2pm to 4pm, Jody's, MHCC, Suva;
  • Third round of the UNIFEM Film Festival, Monday, 8 December 2008, starting 7pm, Alliance Francaise, 14 McGregor Road, Suva;
  • 2008 Stamp Your Brand on the Fest Logo Competition, ends at midnight, 8 December 2008;
  • Pacific History Association's 18th Biennial Conference - Theme : 'Who are we and what are we doing here', from Monday, 8 December to Friday, 12 December 2008, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, and the Pacific Theological College, Vuya Road, Suva;
  • Baseball Holiday Clinic for children/youth between the ages of 9 and 15, Monday, 8 December, to Friday, 12 December 2008, from 9am to 3pm on each day, Veiuto Grounds, Suva;
  • Comsol Fiji Christmas Carnival, from Monday, 8 December, to Wednesday, 24 December 2008, 108 Raojibhai Patel Street, Suva;
  • A performance, "A Portrait of Tagimoucia", by the Oceania Dance Theatre, Pasifika Voices Ensemble, Shobna Chanel Dance Group and the Raramasigavou Meke Group, Tuesday, 9 December, and Wednesday, 10 December 2008, from 7.30pm to 9pm on each day, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Human Rights Day March, Wednesday, 10 December 2008, from 11.45am, starting from the Suva Flea Market and proceeding to Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • Athletics Fiji - Oceania Athletics OBAS Course for Coaches, from Wednesday, 10 December, to Friday, 12 December 2008, from 8.30am to 1pm on each day, Suva;
  • 2008 Fiji Open Table Tennis Championships - All Junior Events, Thursday, 11 December, and Friday, 12 December 2008, 9am to 5pm on each day, YMCA Hall, Suva;
  • Christian Rugby Ministry 10-a-side Rugby Tournament, Friday, 12 December and Saturday, 13 December 2008, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori (near 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;
  • Cycling Fiji's Race 3 - Wai Tui Cycles 45 km Road Race, Sunday, 14 December 2008, from 6am, Lami (near Suva) to Pacific Harbour, Categories include Men, Women, Junior (Under 18);
  • Annual General Meeting for the Fiji Crippled Children Society Suva Branch, Saturday, 20 December 2008, starting 4pm, Hilton Special School, Waimanu Road, Suva;
  • World Fijian Fellowship Conference, from Tuesday, 16 December, to Sunday, 21 December 2008, at the Calvary Temple, Suva;
  • Gospel High School Old Scholars Association's Christmas Party, Wednesday, 17 December 2008, starting 6pm, Suva Lawn Tennis Club, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Cycling Fiji's Race 4 - Esquires Criterium, Sunday, 21 December 2008, from 7am, Vuya Road, Suva, Categories include Men's sprint, Women's sprint, Junior (Under 18), Beginners, Women's (3 circuits), Open;
  • Choirs of Centenary Church and Calvary Temple singing Christmas Carols, Wednesday, 24 December 2008, starting 6pm, Sukuna Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Miss India Fiji 2009 Pageant, Saturday, 17 January 2009, Girmit Centre, Lautoka;
  • 2008 Fiji Open Table Tennis Championships - All Open Events, Saturday, 17 January, and Sunday, 18 January 2009, 9am to 5pm on each day, YMCA Hall, 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;
  • 2009 IRB Wellington 7s/Sevens Tournament, Friday, 6 February, and Saturday, 7 February 2009, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • Floral Arrangement - Stage 1 Workshop (organised by the Centre for Continuing and Community Education, University of the South Pacific), Saturday, 7 February 2009, from 9am to 4pm, (venue to be advised);
  • Workshop on Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (organised by the Centre for Continuing and Community Education, University of the South Pacific), Monday, 9 February 2009, from 9am to 4pm, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Thursday, 5 March, to Saturday, 7 March 2009, Dubai, United Arab Emirates;
  • 2009 Wai Tui Fiji Outrigger International (Paddling Event), from Friday, 10 April, to Monday, 13 April 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup series, June 2009, venues around Fiji (except for one or two matches);
  • Second Pacific Youth Festival, July 2009, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009,
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs England, Saturday, 28 Novembe 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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