18 September, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 18.9.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition is now open. Designs are to be sent in on paper with the size being 15 cm x 15 cm. Entries can be in any one theme : Diwali, Unity, Fiji or Abstract. For more information, call telephone (679) 3221691;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • 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 Chess Federation - Chess League 2009, Sunday, 19 July, to Sunday, 20 September;
  • Learn French and Fijian with the Alliance Francaise - Term 3 starts, Monday, 7 September 2009, Alliance Francaise, 92 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva;
  • "A Love for Life : Silence & HIV" - a Contemporary Dance and Drama event organised by the Oceania Centre for Arts & Culture, University of the South Pacific, Wednesday, 16 September, Thursday, 17 September, and Friday, 18 September 2009, starting at 7pm on each day, Suva Civic Centre;
  • Indian Film Nite - organised by the Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT), the Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian High Commission, Friday, 18 September 2009, starting 6.30pm, FIT Theatre 2, Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 2009 Courts Homecentres Open Chess Competition, Saturday, 19 September 2009, starting 8.30am, Fiji Olympic House, Suva;
  • International Day of Peace, sponsored messages on radio by Citizen's Constitutional Forum;
  • University of the South Pacific - Annual Open Day, Friday, 25 September 2009, from 8am to 5pm, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay Campus, Suva;
  • Peace Unplugged Concert, Friday, 25 September 2009, University of the South Pacific Student Car Park, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea organised by the Fiji Cancer Society, Friday, 25 September 2009, offices in and around Suva (funds raised to be given to the Fiji Cancer Society);
  • Walk for Health - organised by the Ministry of Health, Saturday, 26 September 2009, from 6am to 9am, Suva, Lautoka and Labasa;
  • Farebrother Sullivan Rugby Trophy match - Suva vs Naitasiri, Saturday, 26 September 2009, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • Coca Cola Ambrose Corporate Golf Challenge, Sunday, 27 September 2009, Pacific Harbour;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Program - organised by the Department of Fine Arts, Music and Culture, Fiji Institute of Technology and sponsored by the Indonesia Embassy in Suva, from Monday, 28 September, to Thursday, 29 October 2009, FIT's Carpenter Street Raiwai Campus, Suva;
  • Annual General Meeting of the Adi Cakobau School Old Girls Association (ACSOG), Saturday, 3 October 2009, from 2pm to 4pm, Adi Cakobau School Lower Hall, Sawani, Nausori;
  • Fiji National Rugby League - Fundraising Dinner and Awards Night, Saturday, 3 October 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, Central Cuisine, Suva Central Building, Suva;
  • Mai TV Dance Invasion - the Biggest Krumping Competition, Friday, 9 October, and Saturday, 10 October 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Ocean Swim Festival, from Friday, 9 October, to Sunday, 11 October 2009, Plantation Resort, Mamanuca Group, Yasawa;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 2, 10 October 2009, Wailoaloa Beach, Nadi - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Fiji Chess Federation - 30th Carlton Brewery Open Chess Championships, Saturday, 10 October, to Monday, 12 October;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Marathon Regatta 4, 17 October 2009, Beachcomber Island, Nadi;
  • 2009 Rangoli Indian Art Competition - finalists to transfer designs from paper onto a board, from Saturday, 31 October 2009, 10am, to Sunday, 1 November 2009, and 2pm, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 1, 7 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Islands Hotel & Tourism Association's HOTEC 2009, from Wednesday, 11 November, to Friday, 13 November 2009, Sofitel Fiji Resort, Denarau, Nadi;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Scotland, Saturday, 14 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Business House Regatta 3, 14 November 2009, Suva Foreshore, Suva, Fiji - Contact Person, Vuki Buadromo, Email vous_key@yahoo.co.uk, telephone (679) 9300887;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 29 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Outrigger - Uprising Mixed V6 Changeover Race 5 December 2009, Suva to Pacific Harbour;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa;
  • Suva Rugby Festival, from Monday, 18 January, to Saturday, 23 January 2010, tfl National Stadium and Albert Park, 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;
  • 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;
  • 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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