20 November, 2009

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 20.11.09)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Suva 7s Series Tournament 2 (Lautoka) to be held from 11 to 12 December 2009 at Churchill Park, Lautoka, is registering teams interested to take part at the event - pls call Amena Tamanitoakula on telephones (679) 7132840 or (679) 3585603 or email amena_t05@yahoo.com.au.;
  • 2009 Fiji Fashion Week - Model Search. Anyone interested can call telephone (679) 3576984 or email info@fijifashionweek.com;
  • 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;
  • Fiji Film Festival (revised dates), from Monday, 9 November, to Friday, 20 November 2009, Fiji Institute of Technology's Theatre 2, FIT Raiwai Campus, 2 Carpenter Street, Raiwai, Suva;
  • Pacific Sun National Short Course Swimming Championship, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 fmf Chow (Athletics) Games, Friday, 20 November, and Saturday, 21 November 2009, tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Federation Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Suva;
  • Fiji Outrigger - V6 Mixed Inter-Club Marathon Regatta 2, 21 November 2009, USP Beach, Suva;
  • Fiji Amateur Bodybuilding Championship, Saturday, 21 November 2009, from 11am, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Ireland, Saturday, 21 November 2009, Royal Dublin Society grounds, Dublin (to be aired live by Fiji One Television early Sunday morning, 22 November 2009);
  • Miss South Pacific 2009 Pageant, from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva (events will be aired live by Fiji One Television to the Pacific Islands region throughout the duration of the pageant);
  • Pacific Arts Village - set up by the Fiji Arts Council to have booths for island countries participating at the Miss South Pacific Pageant including art exhibitions from Rotuma, Rabi, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and Tonga, as well as art/craft displays from the Western and Northern Divisions of Fiji, from Saturday, 21 November, to Saturday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Art programs organised by the Fiji Arts Council and the Fiji Museum daily, from Saturday, 21 November, to Sunday, 28 November 2009, Albert Park and the Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Parade and flag raising ceremony for each country, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 9am, Main Stage, Albert Park;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Official Opening Fijian Protocol (Master Lai) and Entertainment with Fijian Meke, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 10am to 12pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fijian Entertainment (Master Lai), Saturday, 21 November 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Appearance, Saturday, 21 November 2009, 7.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Dance Fiji Night of Dance and Katya White- Christmas Pantomine Opening, Saturday, 21 November 2009, from 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Sing-A-Long Church Choirs (Master Lai), Sunday, 22 November 2009, 7pm to 9pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Press Conference Contestants to pick a topic, Sunday, 22 November 2009, 6pm to 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Mini ICT Symposium and Mathematics Postgraduate Open Day, hosted by the School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences of the University of the South Pacific, Monday, 23 November 2009, from 6pm to 9pm, University of the South Pacific Gymnasium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Solo Dance, Monday, 23 November 2009, 7pm to 8pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Melanesian/Micronesian Nite Entertainment sponsored by Solomons, PNG, Vanuatu and Kiribati, Monday, 23 November 2009, 8pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Youth Nite, Entertainment, Krumping/Modern Dance Groups, etc, Tuesday, 24 November 2009, 7pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Contestants Appearance, Tuesday, 24 November 2009, from 7.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Exhibitions currently being held at the Fiji Museum - "The Black Islands - Spirit and War in Melanesia", Photographic Exhibition by Ben Bohane, "Pacific Personal Adornment", Fiji Museum Collection, and National Fine Arts Exhibition by the Fiji Arts Council, up until Friday, 27 November 2009, Fiji Museum, Suva;
  • FemTALK 89.2FM community radio initiative on the theme "Commit! Act! Demand : End Violence against Women", from Wednesday, 25 November, to Thursday, 10 December 2009, 12pm to 4pm daily, Vunimono, Nausori;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Polynesian Nite, Sarong/Sulu Judging night for Contestants, Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 7pm to 8pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant -Polynesian Nite Entertainment by sponsoring countries Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tahiti, Tuvalu, FSM, Wednesday, 25 November 2009, 8pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Japan Music Night (Japanese Traditional Musical Instruments Recital) with Shoko Ono (a leading Koto player in Australia) and Bronwyn Kiripatrick (Australian Master of Shakuhachi), Thursday, 26 November, from 7pm to 8pm, Tanoa Plaza, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fiji Nite, Traditional Attire & Stage Interview Judging Night for Contestants, Thursday, 26 November 2009, 7pm to 8.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Wasawasa Festival - Poetry Slam Finals - DJ What, Mr Grin and the Pacific Writing Forum bring their high speed performance poetry to the Jam House, Thursday, 26 November 2009, from 8pm til late, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Fiji Nite, Entertainment (Master Lai) by All cultures in Fiji including Indian, Rotuman, Fijian, Chinese, etc, Thursday, 26 November 2009, 8.30pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pre-Pageant Interview (tentative), PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, from10am, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Lunch Hour Entertainment, 12pm to 2pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Jam House Opens, 12pm to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Volleyball, Touch Rugby, 5-A-Side Soccer, Netball, Bilibili Races, Tug-of-War, Coconut Relay and Strong Man Competition, 2pm to 6pm, Sports Arena;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Pacific Nite Talent Night, 7pm to 8.30pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Wasawasa Festival - Phat Friday - the coolest gig in the land comes to the Jam House, Friday, 27 November 2009, from 8pm til late, Rhythm Zone, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Entertainment, Mixture of all cultures & non-participating countries (USP Students), 8.30pm to 10pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - DanceFiji - Night of Dance, Sunameke, from 7pm, PBS Fiji Tent, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Catholic Rugby Tournament will be held on Friday, 27 November, and Saturday, 28 November 2009, at the tfl National Stadium, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Arts Village Opens, 10am to 5pm, Arts Village, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Float Procession through Suva and DJ Entertainment as the processions enter Albert Park, 12pm to 2pm;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Special Awards presented for Miss Personality, Miss National Tourism, Miss Photogenic, Miss Internet, Miss People’s Choice, 3pm, Main Stage, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Crowning of Miss South Pacific, Closing for the Wasawasa Festival, Lowering of the Flags, Live Band National Youth Band and a Mardi Gras after the crowning ceremony, 7pm to 10pm, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2009 Miss South Pacific Pageant - Ball Night for Contestants and invited guests, After the crowning, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Flying Fijians Rugby team Northern Hemisphere Tour - Fiji vs Romania, Saturday, 28 November 2009, Arcul de Triumf Stadium, Bucharest (to be aired live on Fiji Television at 3am, Sunday, 29 November 2009);
  • 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;
  • MHCC Fashion Week, from Friday, 4 December, to Sunday, 6 December 2009, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 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;
  • Peace Poetry Reading Night, Thursday, 10 December 2009, starting 6.30pm, AusAid Lecture Theatre Space, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Lautoka Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Friday, 11 December, and Saturday, 12 December 2009, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2009-2010 IRB Sevens Series, 11-12 December 2009, George, South Africa;
  • Give Back to Fiji Charity Concert (with performances by Fiji musicians/singers living abroad and some local artists), Saturday, 12 December 2009, Vodafone Arena, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • Labasa Sevens Series (as part of the Suva Rugby Festival build-up), Friday, 8 January, and Saturday, 9 January 2010, Subrail Park, Labasa;
  • 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;
  • 2010 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange, from Tuesday, 18 May, to Saturday, 22 May 2010, Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau, Nadi;
  • 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;

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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