07 August, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 7.8.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Colgate Kids Poster Art Competition now open until 31 August 2009 - develop a poster that communicates how to keep a "healthy smile for life";
  • Submissions from exporters for the Fiji Islands Trade and Investment Bureau (FTIB) organised, and Telecom Fiji Limited sponsored, 2009 Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year Awards now open. For more information, pls call the FTIB on telephone (679) 3315988 or email eya2009@ftib.org.fj;
  • Fiji Arts Council calling for interested performance groups or individuals to compete at a national dance competition with a focus on traditional dance/movement in Fijian, Indian, Rotuman and Asian dance and a separate category for contemporary dance. Competition to feature as the main stage entertainment at the 2009 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival - Call Letila Mitchell on telephone (679) 3311754;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September; 1 Degree Fun Cycle Races, Sunday, 2 August 2009, starting 8am, at Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • 2009 Kaila Star Search Talent Quest - Semi Final, Friday, 7 August 2009, from 6pm, Suva Civic Centre;
  • 2009 Digicel Cup Rugby Semi Finals - Nadroga vs Naitasiri, Saturday, 8 August 2009, starting 3pm, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka;
  • 2009 MIC Concert showcasing Season 1 and Season 2 Vodafone MIC participants, Saturday, 8 August 2009, first performance from 12pm to 3pm and second performance from 6pm to 9pm, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Arts Club Art Exhibition and Competition sponsored by ANZ Bank - Call for artists to submit their 2D and 3D artwork, Monday, 10 August 2009, between 8am and 5pm, The Playhouse, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Primary Schools, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Movie, "Life in a Metro" organised by the Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT) together with the Indian Cultural Centre, Wednesday, 12 August 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 1, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) - Free Lunch Hour Seminar on "Saving and Investments above Consumption", Thursday, 13 August 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, SPSE Boardroom, Level 2, Plaza 1, Downtown Boulevard, Suva;
  • 2009 Tadra Kahani for Fiji Secondary Schools, Thursday, 13 August, and Friday, 14 August 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Meeting of the organising committee for a reunion of the St Joseph Secondary School Old Girls of 1987, Friday, 14 August 2009, 5.30pm, 218 Stoddart Place, Muanikau, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Charity Fun Run, Saturday, 15 August 2009, starting 6am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji Secondary Schools Deans Trophy Rugby semi finals, Saturday, 15 August 2009, starting 8.20am, tfl National Stadium, Bidesi Park and Buckhurst Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Walk on Walk Strong (WOWS) Tae Kami Fund - Charity walk to raise funds for causes relating to children with cancer, Saturday, 15 August 2009, starting 10am, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Digicel Cup Rugby Semi Finals - Nadi and Lautoka, Saturday, 15 August 2009, starting 3pm, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • Suva Netball Association - Awards Night, Saturday evening, 15 August 2009, Vineyard Restaurant, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Fiji Museum exhibition of production of traditional handicraft, from Saturday, 15 August, to Monday, 31 August 2009, Fiji Museum;
  • 1 Degree Fun Cycle Races, Sunday, 16 August 2009, from 8am, Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva;
  • ROC Market, Sunday, 16 August 2009, from 9am to 4pm, front of FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Fiji Car Club - Quarter Mile Sprints, Sunday, 16 August 2009, starting 9.30am, Nissan Race Track, Pacific Harbour;
  • Live Bhajan concert by Summet Tappoo and musicians from Mumbai, India, Sunday, 16 August 2009, starting 7pm, Hare Krishna Temple, Brewster Street, Suva;
  • Live Bhajan concert by Summet Tappoo and musicians from Mumbai, Monday, 17 August 2009, starting 7pm, Kaliamman Temple, Duvula Road, Nadera, Suva;
  • Latin Festival, from Monday, 17 August, to Thursday, 20 August 2009, Suva;
  • National Squash Championship, Monday, 17 August, to Saturday, 22 August 2009, Defence Club and Metro Club, Suva;
  • Latin Festival : Photography Exhibition - Rio's Magical Carnival, Monday, 17 August 2009, from 6.30pm, Bad Dog Cafe, Victoria Parade (no admission fees);
  • Latin Festival : Movie Night - Central Station, Tuesday, 18 August 2009, from 6.30pm, at the Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese (no admission fees);
  • Latin Festival : Movie Night - Motorcycle Diaries, Wednesday, 19 August 2009, from 6.30pm, at the Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese (no admission fees);
  • Latin Festival : Latin Party - latin dance lessons, latin drinks, latin music, Thursday, 20 August 2009, from 6pm, at O'Reillys Bar, Victoria Parade (no admission fees);
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival, 21 to 29 August 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Submission of crafts, Friday, 21 August 2009, 10am to 12pm, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Digicel Cup Rugby Final, Saturday, 22 August 2009, (venue to be advised);
  • Foneology Fiji Corporate Triathlon Challenges - Race 4 (includes a 200km swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2km run), Saturday, 22 August 2009, from 9am, Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - FMF National U-20 Championships, Saturday, 22 August;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Opening ceremony for awards, Saturday, 22 August 2009, 12pm to 2pm, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Kaila Star Search (Talent Quest) Finals, Saturday, 22 August 2009, from 7pm to 10pm, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Submission of entries, Monday, 24 August 2009, 10am to 12pm, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Heats - Asian Dance category, Monday, 24 August 2009, 12pm to 2pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Business House Competition, Monday, 24 August 2009, 3.30pm to 5:30pm, Pool A : Tug-of-War; Pool A : 5-A-Side Soccer; Pool A : Touch Rugby; Pool A : Bilibili Races- Suva Bowling Club;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Finals - Asian Dance category, Monday, 24 August 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Jewellery making demonstration, Tuesday, 25 August, 10am to 12pm, FAC Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Heats - Contemporary, Solo and Hip Hop categories, Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 10am to 12pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Business House Competition, Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 3.30pm to 5:30pm, Pool B : Tug-of-War; Pool B : 5-A-Side Soccer; Pool B : Touch Rugby; Pool B : Bilibili Races - Suva Foreshore;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Finals - Contemporary, Solo and Hip Hop categories, Tuesday, 25 August 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Demonstration of entries, Wednesday, 26 August 2009, whole day, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Masi demonstration, Wednesday, 26 August, 10am to 12pm, FAC Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Business House Competition, Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 3.30pm to 5:30pm, Pool C: Tug-of-War; Pool C: 5-A-Side Soccer; Pool C: Touch Rugby; Pool C: Bilibili Races- Suva Foreshore;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Demonstration of entries, Thursday, 27 August 2009, whole day, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Pottery demonstration, Thursday, 27 August, 10am to 12pm, FAC Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Heats - Fijian Dance and Music category, Thursday, 27 August 2009, 12pm to 2pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Business House Competition, Thursday, 27 August 2009, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Quarter Finals: 5-A-Side Soccer; Quarter Finals: Touch Rugby; Pool D: Bilibili Races - Suva Foreshore; Quarter Finals: Tug-of-War;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Finals - Fijian Dance and Music category, Thursday, 27 August 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Weaving demonstration, Friday, 28 August, 10am to 12pm, FAC Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Dance Fiji Competition : Finallists from all categories, Friday, 28 August 2009, 12pm to 2pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - Business House Competition, Friday, 28 August 2009, 3.30pm to 5:30pm, Semi-Finals: Tug-of-War; Semi-Finals & Finals: 5-A-Side Soccer; Semi-Finals & Finals: Touch Rugby; Finals: Bilibili Races-Suva Foreshore;
  • 2009 Fiji Hibiscus Festival - 2009 Dance Fiji Competition : Awards, Friday, 28 August 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Hibiscus Festival - Heritage Arts Awards : Demonstration of entries, Saturday, 29 August 2009, whole day, Fiji Arts Council Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific Pageant, 1 September 2009 (final dates to be posted), Suva;
  • Fiji Institute of Technology - Open Day, Friday, 11 September 2009, from 9am to 3pm, Samabula, Labasa and Ba campuses;
  • 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 US Eagles, Saturday, 28 November 2009, venue to be somewhere around the West Coast, USA;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 4-5 December 2009, Dubai, UAE;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - JR White National Championships, Friday, 4 December, to Monday, 7 December;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa;
  • Suva City International Sevens, from Thursday, 21 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 5-6 February 2010, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 13-14 February 2010, USA;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 20-21 March 2010, Adelaide, Australia;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 26, 27, 28 March 2010, Hong Kong;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 22-23 May 2010, London, England;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 29-30 May 2010, Edinburgh, Scotland;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team vs Australia, Sunday, 6 June 2010, venue to be advised;
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Sevens Competition, on Tuesday, 5 October, and Wednesday, 6 October 2010, in Delhi, India.

Recurring Events:

  • Fiji Arts Council Art Gallery opens daily, including Saturdays, Procera House, opposite RB Patel, Waimanu Road, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Daily Rides, daily, starting 5pm, from Esquires Cafe, FNPF Dolphins Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Bridge night, every Monday nights, from 6.30 to 9.30pm, The Fiji Club, 1 Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Jazz, every Mondays, from 5pm, Traps Nightclub, 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;
  • Toastmasters, every Tuesdays, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Fiji Club, Selbourne Street, Suva;
  • Listen to Jazz with Tom Mawi every Tuesdays, from 7pm until late, Down Under - Fiji's only smoke free nightclub, Carnavon Street, Suva;
  • Jazz at the Holiday Inn with Annie Mawi, every Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 5pm, Holiday Inn, Suva;
  • Jazz Festival to celebrate great ladies of jazz, from Thursday, 25 June, to Monday, 29 June 2009, from 7pm to 9pm daily, JJ's on the Park, Suva;
  • The ROC Market, every third Sunday of the month, outside Dolphins Foodcourt, FNPF Plaza, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • Velocity Cycling Group Sunday Rides, Sundays, from 6am, venue to be advised weekly to participants;
  • 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.

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