23 September, 2010

Presentation on Business Opportunities in Indonesia

The Suva Chamber of Commerce and Industry is organising a Business Networking Luncheon on Friday, 24 September 2010, from 1pm to 2pm at JJ's on the Park, Suva where a presentation will be made on "Trade opportunities in Indonesia" presented by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. For information or reservations, pls contact Ms Fadya Salma Bibi on telephone (679) 3314044 or email scci@unwired.com.fj.

Afrika Performance by International School Students

The students of the International School Suva will present "Afrika" in its annual school drama production on Thursday, 23 September 2010, at the School's Multi Purpose Hall, Laucala Beach Estate, Suva. The drama is based on a story of a lion cub and is an adaptation of the Broadway presentation.

Open Day - University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific will have its Annual Open Day on Friday, 24 September 2010, at all three campuses of the University in Fiji. Visit it to learn of what the University has to offer. Make a point of staying to watch the cultural performances by the students from the Pacific Island Countries represented at the University from 2pm to 5pm at the Laucala Campus, Suva.

05 September, 2010

Suva Activities, Events and Accommodation (Updated 5.9.10)

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;
  • 2010 Fiji Fashion Week - Art Exhibition - call for entries. The artwork must include a frangipani in whatever shape or form you wish to portray it. The three categories of the competition include : Painting; Sketch; and Photograph. A brief of less than 200 words must accompany each entry. Work must be submitted to the Fiji Fashion Week office no later than 5pm, Monday, 4 October 2010. For more information, pls email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj or call telephone (679) 3576984;
  • 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;
  • Fiji National University Open Day, Friday, 10 September 2010, at various campuses including the Pasifika Campus, Samabula, Campus, Lautoka Campus and Labasa Campus;
  • Kids Triathlon, Saturday, 18 September 2010, starting 1pm, University of the South Pacific Pool, Laucala Bay, Suva (for kids between 8 and 16 years of age);
  • 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;
  • Great Western Fiji Day Boat Race, Saturday, 9 October 2010, from Musket Cove to Vomo and back to Musket Cove for an overnight stay;
  • 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.

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Kids Triathlon

A Kids Triathlon will be held on Saturday, 18 September 2010, starting 1pm at the University of the South Pacific Pool, Laucala Bay, Suva. Kids should be between 8 and 16 years of age. Bikes can be hired for kids aged 14 years and over. For more information, pls call Dave on telephone (679) 9922470.

Fiji Fashion Week - Art Exhibition

The 2010 Fiji Fashion Week organisers are introducing an Art Exhibition this year. For those interested to participate, fashion must be used as a source of inspiration for artwork e.g. a model, clothing, a hairstyle, catwalk scene, etc. The exhibition will show how the borders between art and fashion are blurred and how these disciplines continually link and influence each other. The special fashion feature this year is a Frangipani. The artwork must include a frangipani in whatever shape or form you wish to portray it. The three categories of the competition include : Painting; Sketch; and Photograph. A brief of less than 200 words must accompany each entry. Work must be submitted to the Fiji Fashion Week office no later than 5pm, Monday, 4 October 2010. All entries will be auctioned on Monday, 18 October with 80% of proceeds going to the entrant and 20% going to the Fiji Fashion Week to cover operating costs. For more information, pls call the Fiji Fashion Week office on telephone (679) 3576984 or (679) 7088895 or email info@fijifashionweek.com.fj. The office is located at 72 McGregor Road, Suva.

Great Western Fiji Day Boat Race

The Great Western Fiji Day Boat Race will be held on Saturday, 9 October 2010. Boaties will be able to enjoy a skill based competition along the same lines as the famous Suva-Levuka-Suva Yacht Race. The race will take boats to Vomo and back to Musket Cove for an overnight stay. Musket Cove will provide free mooring space for all entries and a great deal on accommodation. The following day will be the fishing competition with weigh-in again at Musket Cove, followed by a barbacue dinner. Funds raised will go to the Western Cancer Society and the Fiji Kidney Foundation. Entry fee is F$50.00 per boat. Entries are now open. For more information, pls call Paul Wilisoni on telephone (679) 9322417 or email wilisoni.paul@gmail.com.