16 October, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 16.10.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Call for teams to participate at the Suva Sevens Tournament to be held in Suva on 6 and 7 November 2009 with a total prize pool of F$15,000.00 available - For registration forms, pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephone (679) 7312840 or Vela Naucukidi on telephone (679) 3312204;
  • 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;
  • Batik Printing and Bamboo Weaving Workshop, from Thursday, 1 October, to Wednesday, 28 October 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Fiji Film Festival organised by the Department of Film and Television, Fiji Institute of Technology, from Tuesday, 13 October, to Saturday, 24 October 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Food Summit to promote healthy eating and with a theme of buying local vegetables, fruits and meat - organised by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, from Wednesday, 14 October, to Friday, 16 October 2009;
  • Escott Shield Suva Rugby Competition - Final between Army and Lomaiviti, Friday, 16 October 2009, starting 5pm, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Marathon Regatta 4, 17 October 2009, Beachcomber Island, Nadi;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis on the Poor in Fiji" by Dr Sunil Kumar (Lecturer in Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 22 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • ECREA is organising an Open Day on Friday, 23 October 2009, from 10am to 3pm at 189 Ratu Sukuna Road, Nasese, Suva.
  • National Toothbrushing Day organised by Colgate-Palmolive, Friday, 23 October 2009, everyone invited to brush their teeth together at 12.30pm on that day;
  • Fiji Women in Sport - Walk and Talk Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 6.30am, Bidesi Park (next to the tfl National Stadium), Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Pacific Cup Rugby League match - Fiji vs Cook Islands, Saturday, 24 October 2009, starting 5pm (Fiji Time), aired live on Fiji One Television;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on Fiji's non-bank financial institutions" by Dr Rohit Kishore (Senior Lecturer in Finance, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 29 October 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Public Lecture on "Impacts of the global financial crisis on the banking sector in Fiji" by Dr Chandra Dulare (Assistant Professor of Economics, University of the South Pacific), Thursday, 5 November 2009, from 1pm to 2pm, Fiji Institute of Technology's Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, 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;
  • Launch of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School Golden Jubilee - Dinner for ex-students, Tuesday, 1 December 2009, from 6.30pm to 10pm, Vineyard Restaurant, Victoria Parade, Suva;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week, from Wednesday, 2 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji;
  • 2009 Sustainable Energy Resources Workshop organised by the University of the South Pacific, Department of Energy and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Oceania Regional Office, Friday, 4 December 2009, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 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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