20 August, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 20.8.10)

The following events are scheduled for Suva: One-off Events:
  • Rent a home for short stays and use it as your base to explore the rest of Fiji. The home is a split level 3 bedroom residence with fencing and gate. It is newly renovated and tastefully furnished. Check out the photos of the home by searching for "Photos of Suva Short Stay Accommodation" on this blog. Discounts can be given for stays over 2 weeks. To enquire further, pls email info@gilbert.com.fj or call telephones (679) 3342719 or (679)9921427;
  • Melanesian Festival of Arts - Call for submissions of art and creative products to be exhibited at the Festival to be held from 11 to 27 September 2010 at New Caledonia. Being sought are artworks, creative products and garments. Artists/designers must be Fiji citizens or have permanent residence status. All work must be Fiji made - original, locally sourced and produced. For more information, pls call the Fiji Arts Council on telephone (679) 9316148 or email fijiartscouncil@connect.com.fj;
  • 2010 Bra Art Competition organised by the Fiji Cancer Society - Interested persons are requested to make or decorate a bra. Contact your nearest Westpac branch for a copy of the Bra Art guidelines. Entries close on 22 September with judging to be held on Friday, 1 October with the exhibition of entries to be done during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For more information, pls call the Fiji Cancer Society on telephone 3324960 or email cancer@connect.com.fj;
  • Call for entries for the 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week as an Emerging Designer or Established Designer, under the numerous various categories of : Ready to wear; Resort; Evening; Street/Urban; Children; Accessories and Jewellery; etc. Interested applicants may obtain an Application Package containing entry guidelines by emailing info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or calling telephone (679) 3576984;
  • University of the South Pacific's Gala Reunion for the University's graduates from 1971 to 1980 will be held in late 2010. This is the first in a series of Gala Reunions that will celebrate the University's impact on the Pacific Islands Region and the personal and professional accomplishments of its alumni in Fiji, the region and the world. Alumni are asked to contact the Alumni Officer on telephone (679) 3232039 or email alumni@usp.ac.fj;
  • Swimming classes for children, begins Saturday, 26 June 2010, at the following scheduled times : 10.00am-10.45 am, 11.00am-11.45 am, 12.00pm-12.45pm, USP swimming pool, Laucala Bay, Suva (classes will run for 8 weeks);
  • Learn Fiji-Hindi, French, Japanese and Fijian with the SLAM Language Club, sessions start on the week beginning 9 August 2010 as follows : Tuesdays, 1pm to 2pm, Fiji, Hindi; Wednesdays, 1pm to 2pm, French; Thursdays, 1pm to 2pm, Japanese; Fridays, 1pm to 2pm, Fijian, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Battle of the Giants Soccer Tournament, from Thursday, 19 August, to Sunday, 22 August 2010, Prince Charles Park, Nadi;
  • 2010 Fiji Tourism Forum with the theme "Tourism : Inspiring Fiji's future", Friday, 20 August 2010, from 9am to 5pm, Plantation Island Resort, off Nadi;
  • 2010 International School Suva Open Day, Friday, 20 August 2010, from 11am to 3pm, International School's premises, 59 Siga Road, Laucala Beach, Suva;
  • University of the South Pacific - Inaugural 3-minute Thesis Competition, Friday, 20 August 2010, from 5pm to 8pm, Marine Studies Lecture Theatre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival, from Friday, 20 August, to Saturday, 28 August 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Mr Suva Bodybuilding Competition as part of the opening night of the 2010 Fiji Hibiscus Festival, Friday evening, 20 August 2010, Albert Park, Suva;
  • 2010 Kaila Star Search - Finals, Satuday, 21 August 2010;
  • Under 19 Fiji Secondary Schools Deans Trophy Finals - Ratu Kadavulevu School vs Lelean Memorial School, Saturday, 21 August 2010, Churchill Park, Lautoka;
  • 2010 Digicel Rugby Cup Final - Naitasiri vs Nadroga, Saturday, 21 August 2010, starting 3pm, Ratu Cakobau Park, Nausori;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Modelling Workshop, Saturday, 21 August, and Sunday, 22 August 2010, from 8am to 3pm on each day;
  • Triathlon event, Sunday, 22 August 2010, starting 8am, National Aquatic Centre, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 National Junior Chess Championships, Sunday, 22 August 2010, Pasifika Campus, Suva;
  • Fiji's Biggest Morning Tea, Thursday, 26 August 2010, offices around Fiji (funds raised to go to the Fiji Cancer Society);
  • First Hibiscus Cycling Fiji Race, Saturday, 28 August 2010, from 12pm to 1pm, starting from Suva Market and end at Albert Park, Suva;
  • Fiji National University Open Day, Friday, 10 September 2010, at various campuses including the Pasifika Campus, Samabula, Campus, Lautoka Campus and Labasa Campus;
  • 2010 Fiji Bra Art Competition - entries close, Wednesday, 22 September 2010;
  • 2010 University of the South Pacific Open Day, Friday, 24 September 2010, University's Laucala Campus, Laucala Bay, Suva;
  • 2010 Fiji Bra Art Competition - judging of entries, 1 October 2010, and display of entries during the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month;
  • 2010 Bilibili Races, Monday, 11 October 2010, Sigatoka River, Sigatoka;
  • 2010 MHCC Fiji Fashion Week, Monday, 18 October, to Saturday, 23 October 2010, Grande Marquee, Albert Park, Suva;
  • Gala Reunion of the University of the South Pacific's graduates from 1971 to 1975, late 2010, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Bay, Suva.
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Namibia, Saturday, 10 September 2011, Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs South Africa, Saturday, 17 September 2011, Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Samoa, Sunday, 25 September 2011, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand;
  • 2011 Rugby World Cup - Fiji vs Wales, Sunday, 2 October 2011, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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;
  • 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;
  • Sunday Church Services, 8am or 10.45am, Wesley Church, Butt Street, Suva;
  • Sunday English Church Services, 9am, Calvary Temple, Samabula, Suva.

For accommodation in Suva, please check out our rental homes for short stays (which are self catering as well) by searching for 'Suva Accommodation' or 'Suva Short Stay Accommodation' on this blog. You can also click on the appropriate links at the right hand side of this blog.

Call us on the telephone numbers (679) 3396427, (679) 3342719 or (679) 9921427 or email info@gilbert.com.fj.

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