28 May, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 28.5.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 2009 Pacific Youth Festival Theme Song Bid Competition, closes 28 May 2009, 4pm;
  • Call for interested artists to submit artwork (including a one paragraph description of their work) for an upcoming art exhibition on the theme "Birds and Turtles" by the Fiji Arts Council;
  • Sign Language Course, Monday, 16 February 2009, to Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 5.30pm to 7pm on each day, Vocation Centre, 3 Brown Street, Toorak, Suva;
  • Term 2 of the Salvation Army Suva Central Sewing Program, from Tuesday, 19 May, to Friday, 21 August 2009, 9am to 12pm on Mondays to Fridays during that period, Salvation Army, Suva;
  • 2009 Suva-on-Sale Shopping Event, from Saturday, 23 May, to Saturday, 30 May 2009, Suva;
  • Season 2 of the Vodafone MIC (Make It Count) Show, starts Monday, 25 May 2009, 7pm, on Fiji One Television (repeated on Mondays and Thursdays each week thereafter);
  • India Instyle Expo, a Mega India Shopping Festival, from Friday, 29 May, to Monday, 8 June 2009, from 11am to 9pm on each day, behind Cost U Less and Sports City, next to the Vodafone Arena, Suva;
  • Ratu Sukuna Day Holiday, Friday, 29 May 2009;
  • Indo-Fijians 10s Tournament, Friday, 29 May 2009, Bidesi Park, National Sporting Complex, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens, from Saturday, 30 May, and Sunday, 31 May 2009, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Global Day of Prayer - organised by Maranatha Ministries Trust, Sunday, 31 May 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Archery Association Monthly Competition, Sunday, 31 May 2009, from 9am, St Joseph's School grounds, Waimanu Road, Suva;
  • V6 and V1 marathon season (Paddling events), from May to October 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • Pacific Writers Forum - Student SLAM for Fiji primary, secondary and tertiary students, Wednesday, 3 June 2009, from 6pm, AusAid Performance Theatre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Athletics Fiji trials, Friday, 5 June, and Saturday, 6 June 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 7th Rajnesh Parmeshwar Memorial Tournament, Saturday, 6 June 2009, from 8am, Fiji Olympic House, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Showcase event, from Friday, 5 June, to Saturday, 13 June 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Connect Fiji - Fiji Schools Swimming Finals, Friday, 11 June, and Saturday, 12 June 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Fact Soccer Tournament, from Thursday, 11 June, to Monday, 15 June 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Kula Film and Dance Competition Awards Night, Friday, 12 June, and Saturday, 13 June 2009, Tattersalls Leisure Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Tonga, Saturday, 13 June, 11am, at Nuku'alofa, Tonga;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Junior All Blacks, Saturday, 13 June;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Samoa, Thursday, 18 June, 3.10pm, at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • Pacific Writers Forum - Open SLAM for adults, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 6pm, Fiji Arts Council, Suva;
  • Rotary Club of Suva North - Charity Casino Nite, Friday, 19 June 2009, from 7pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • 2009 Olympic Day Fun Run, Saturday, 20 June 2009, starting at 7.30am from the tfl National Stadium Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships, Saturday, 20 June, to Friday, 26 June, 2009, Gold Coast, Australia;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Samoa vs Tonga, Tuesday, 23 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Japan vs Junior All Blacks, Tuesday, 23 June, 3.10pm, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Invitational International Game Fishing Tournament, from Wednesday, 24 June, to Sunday, 28 June 2009, Pacific Harbour;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Japan, Saturday, 27 June, 12.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Samoa, Saturday, 27 June, 3.10pm, at Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Tonga vs Junior All Blacks, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Pacific Nations (Rugby) Cup match - Fiji vs Japan, Thursday, 2 July, 3.10pm, at tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2nd Pacific Youth Festival, from Monday, 13 July, to Saturday, 18 July 2009, Suva;
  • Birds and Turtles Art Exhibition organised jointly by the Fiji Arts Council and the French Embassy in Fiji, Wednesday, 15 July 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 2009 National Teams Chess Championships, Saturday, 18 July;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • 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 November 2009;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, December, one of the hotels on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji (exact dates and venue to be posted later);
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December.

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;
  • 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;
  • Leonard Aitcheson's Black Belt Special Intensive Program, training done every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 8pm to 9pm, Hyundai Fitness Centre (former Rabuka Gym), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Taekwondo Classes are held every Mondays and Wednesdays, from 4pm to 5.30pm on each day for Juniors and from 5.30pm to 7pm on each day for adults, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Hapkido classes with Leonard Aitcheson 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;
  • Vodafone MIC Show Competition, every Mondays and Thursdays, from 7pm, on Fiji One Television;
  • 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;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 1 Degree Cycle Races every third Sunday of the month, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva;
  • Sunday Jazz, from 1pm, Taunovo Bay Resort & Spa, Pacific Harbour.

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