Published May 2019.
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It’s a little past our usual date but despite the short delay we have our monthly party at Ferreira Fest where we check in with Louis’ friends and chosen charities and enjoy some good news, screencaps and our exclusive Reading Series. Summer is almost here, so grab an exotic pineapple cocktail with a little paper umbrella at our virtual bar and come on in!
Ability Online is getting ready for the annual Axion Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament!
The 22nd Axion Charity Challenge will take place next month.
WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019 (lunch starts at 11:30, shotgun at 12:45)
WHERE: Sleepy Hollow Golf Course (just north of Stouffville)
New blog posts are available here.
Ability Gives is the equipment fundraising division of the organization. This month they are sponsoring Gabriel.
13 year old Gabriel has been dreaming of owning his own adapted bike for over a year. Yesterday he made his own $10 donation! Please match this donation so we can show him how many people care!
Gabriel is a happy 13 year old boy. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was only 4 months old. They didn’t think he would even be able to sit up on his own, but he is able to walk with caution after hours and hours of painful exercises! He is a junior in high school now with plenty of homework.
Gabriel has to exercise 3 hours a day, which is often a painful experience for him.
Gabriel has given his own reasons for wanting an adapted bike. The first reason, Gabriel says, “I just want to go really fast in the open air outdoors. The second reason I want a bike is that I can exercise my legs by pedaling really hard. The third reason is I can go to school without anyone driving me, thus saving energy just a little bit.”
“Owning a bike has been my dream,” says Gabriel. “Thanks for reading this and I hope you will help make my dream come true!”
To donate to Gabriel’s campaign please click on his photo above or right here.
To make a general donation to Ability Online and support a safe online environment for children with disabilities please click on the logo below – it’s simple and secure.
The mission of Project Limelight Society is to create an environment that will allow youth to develop a strong sense of self and to unleash their imagination. The program provides a nurturing community that supports their development through participation in the performing arts. Project Limelight gives young people a sense of confidence, self-assurance and creative freedom that will be carried forward outside of the initiative and into their school and home life.
Their latest project was a short film called The Girl With No Superpowers, and here is the gang at a recent screening.
To help support kids by providing them with a high-quality free performing arts education please click on the logo below to make a donation.
Haven Toronto is a daytime shelter for elder homeless men in Toronto. They are also at the forefront of raising awareness about homelessness and social justice in housing.
Rain Gear Needed!
Toronto had 50% more precipitation in April than the monthly average. And May is even worse.
But you can help make it better for someone who is homeless: You can purchase rain gear at Shop & Share – everything you buy there will go directly to an elder homeless man in need, no middle man, no paperwork required, and you receive a tax receipt.
If you want to know exactly where your money is going there is no easier way to help, and the site has merchandise for any budget – from small items to entire outfits.
Hoop Dreams And Financial Nightmares: NBA Pros And Poverty – posted May 13, 2019
In May of last year, CNBC reported that an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players go broke within five years of departing the league. And they reported 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or under financial stress just two years after retirement. Poverty and homelessness are strongly correlated.
Read the full article here.
Be sure to check out this month’s online magazine, which is as always full of useful information and inspiring articles.
Your donation is always welcome at Haven Toronto. If you want to help please click on the logo below to go to our very own donations web page. Please note that the page is under the former name of the organization – The Good Neighbours Club – but it will go to Haven Toronto all the same.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
Last week was Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario, a day to recognize the contributions made by current and former wards to the province, as well as the strength, bravery, and resilience shown by these young people in the face of adversity. Children And Youth In Care Day is a great opportunity to build awareness about the challenges and barriers faced by children and youth in welfare, and to be an ally committed to supporting at-risk young people, but this is an important conversation that needs to be happening every day. Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and our Stand Up for Kids movement exist to help Canada’s most vulnerable kids, those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect, live up to their full potential.
Registration is now open for the 10th Annual B&O Yorkville 5K Run set for Sunday, September 8th, 2019! The cost of registration is $125 + HST plus a $100 minimum fundraising donation for the charity of your choice! When you register you have the option to sign up for Barry’s Run Club, a weekly 5K run on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm, starting June 18th through Sept 3rd. Beginners and advanced runners are welcome! The cost is $65 + HST. You can learn more about the perks and prizes here. Please direct all questions to .
You can always read the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
To support children and youth in foster care please click on the logo below to access our very own secure donations page. Every penny helps!
Louis has been nominated for a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series!
He was nominated and won the award several times in the past. The nomination was the only one the series Bad Blood received this year. Louis received the honor for his work in the episode What To Do About Valentina? You can find screencaps of the episode on our screencaps page.
Here are the three nominees:
Louis Ferreira: Bad Blood – What To Do About Valentina?
Michael Shanks: Unspeakable – Contraction
Jonathan Scarfe: Van Helsing – Been Away
The award will be given out on June 1, and the event will be hosted by none other than our friend Peter Kelamis.
Our friends Bradley Stryker, Jen Spence, Dennis Heaton and Troy Mundle also received nominations. Congratulations to all!
More good news: Bad Blood Season 2 is coming to Netflix on May 31! Be sure to tune in, as Louis considers the series to be some of the best work of his career.
To celebrate Louis’ Leo nomination for his work in the series Bad Blood we have 500 screencaps from his last episode in the show – episode 207 Lupara Cosoleto.
Click here or on the cap below to see the photos!
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – PEEK IN PLEASE
The third monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor.
Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age. The Mr. Mugs books have been out of print for many years but occasionally you can find them on eBay, Amazon Marketplace or various other antique book dealers.
You can listen to all the book readings under the Reading Series Tab.
This month’s issue is Chapter 17 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please.
Alaina is starring as Paloma in the movie The Perfection on Netflix on May 24. Check it out! Watch the trailer right here!
Karyn got to play a mom, Mrs. Stonewall, in a recent project currently titled Fallen Hearts – here she is with her “son” Logan Stonewall (James Rittinger).
The Affolter Brothers
The Affolter Brothers have been busy doing stop-motion animation projects at Shoreline Studios. Here is a short video clip of necessary lighting adjustments.
“Phew! Animating the finish flag for our last scene of stop-motion animation at Shoreline Studios. Thanks for hosting us now… on to a pile of post [production] work. :).”
And another award for the Affolters and their company Foreshadow Films!
According to his Instagram feed Greyston has a penchant for noodle bowls, which somehow seems to translate into a bunch of stunning new West Coast photos. Check them out – Greyston is a terrific photographer!
Mika writes a lot of sci-comm articles. So, for a change, here is an article ABOUT Mika!
Have a tea party, survive a disaster: Geophysicist offers tips for enduring the unthinkable at May 3 Nerd Nite. Another disturbingly cheerful Pre-Apocalyptic Party Planning session (with examples from Star Wars).
“An article in Blacklocks highlights how climate change may trigger earthquakes in Canada. Could climate change also be playing a role in volcanic eruption as well? GUEST: Mika Mckinnon, Field Geophysicist, disaster researcher and a general science-person who wears many hats!”
Listen to it here!
Troy’s Star Wars movie Bucketheads was screened at Northern Fancon on May 4th no less! May 4 is often referred to as Star Wars Day (“May the 4th/ Force Be With You!“) Troy’s Instagram account has changed to https://www.instagram.com/troymundle/ – please update your bookmarks.
Dennis’ current series The Order received a total of 6 Leo Award Nominations – for Screenwriting, Visual Effects, Sound, Guest Female, Supporting Male and Supporting Female. Congratulations, Dennis!
“A second season of a series isn’t in production until you have the official cup. It’s like a law or something. “
Sawyer was a runway model in last month’s Fashion Art Toronto [FAT] Week!
Congrats, Sawyer – what an awesome look!
“I was just at the red carpet premier for the NFL Draft. I was invited as an artist under the record label. I’m producing my new record. Here’s a pic of me at the private party with the music industry for the NFL Draft.”
Congrats, Justin! We’re standing by to hear all about your new tunes!
“Pics from last month backing up Sean Solo. Yes, I’m in the band.”
Lots more concert photos are here!
“I will be at Bragg Jam in Macon July 26 and 27. I may be at the very very bottom, but I’m gonna do a one man show and I’m gonna bring that 45 minutes on the stage as much energy and fun as I can. Come and see me, friends. THIS is the one you want to make plans for.”
Jen received a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her work on the Travelers episode Trevor. Congratulations, Jen – a well-deserved honor!
Jen has been cast as Professor Kathy Torrance in the new crime drama Traces, which will air on UKTV.
Traces is set in Scotland and explores the world of SIFA, the Scottish Institute of Forensic Science. The drama follows female characters – Emma Hedges, Prof. Sarah Gordon, and Prof. Kathy Torrance – who will use the rigors of forensics to uncover the truth about an unsolved murder case. When 23-year-old Emma returns to Scotland to take up a new position as a lab assistant at SIFA, she signs up to an online course that teaches the principles of forensic science. But she soon discovers that the fictitious case study has a strikingly similar and shocking link to her past. As Emma’s sleuthing takes her into darker corners and unlocks more and more secrets, it becomes clear that she should trust no one. It will be Sarah and Kathy’s exacting minds that reward Emma’s faith in the science that has fueled her imagination and ultimately bring a killer to justice.
Jen’s series You Me Her will end after Season 5. It is currently airing on DirectTV’s Audience Network.
Peter is very honored to be hosting the Gala Evening at the 2019 LEO Awards. This is Peter’s third time hosting the LEO’s and second time hosting the Gala. When Peter asked why he was asked back, Walter Daroshin replied, “You’ve hosted three times, and we are going to keep bringing you back until you get it RIGHT!” So, in other words, look for Peter to be a LEO Awards Host for years to come.
Peter wishes the very best for all the Nominees in 2019, but mostly, he hopes that he himself walks away with a LEO Award this year. He is NOT nominated, but he is VERY hopeful.
So when you see Peter at the after the event, buy him a drink, because he is very important and knows people.
(Peter wrote the last paragraph of this Bio himself.)
Peter was guest starring in the May 9 episode of The Twilight Zone called Not All Men.
Bradley, busy as he always is, has several new IMDb listings:
– Let Him Go
Logline: A retired sheriff and his wife, grieving over the death of their son, set out to find their only grandson.
He also played author Clayton Morrel in two new Hailey Dean Mysteries movies:
– The Hailey Dean Mysteries: Killer Sentence – Clayton Morrel
– The Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Prescription for Murder – Clayton Morrel
The Hailey Dean Mysteries movies air on Hallmark Channel.
Bradley also participated in the LA Cafe Plays. He writes:
“Show up at 1pm. New 10 page one act (written that morning). 2 shows: 730pm opening & 9pm closing – that’s all she wrote.”
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