While the northern hemisphere is sweltering in the summer heat we gather for another monthly Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and his preferred charities. We have plenty of goodies – from updates to cartoons and screen caps, and our exclusive Reading Series, so grab a refreshingly frosty pineapple cocktail with a little paper umbrella at our virtual bar and come on in! Pool’s open!
An exciting announcement was made about our new website coming this fall. Check out MyAbility.ca for details.
Ability Gives is the equipment fundraising part of Ability Online. This month all raised funds will go to Lamitta.
Lamitta is a bright and smart girl; she is 8 years old. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegic at 18 months of age.
Due to her situation she is not able to move freely or take care of her basic needs. Lamitta uses a manual wheelchair for mobility, which she can propel for short distances on her own.
Lamitta is dependent on others for the majority of her self-care needs, such as dressing and bathing, and requires full assistance for all transfers. As Lamitta is getting bigger she now requires a stairlift to go to the second floor safely.
Lamitta’s disability is permanent and the stairlift will make it easy and safe for her to go up and down. This donation will last her a lifetime, but it is expensive and we need your help to raise the money to get this for her.
Thank you all for your help and support. Click here to help Lamitta! You can also make a general donation to Ability Online. All funds are used to support a safe online environment for special needs children and young adults. Click on the logo below to make a contribution.
Click here or on the new poster to the right for all the details and where to buy tickets!
Of course you can always make a regular donation online – it’s easy and hassle-free. Your contribution will help disadvantaged inner-city kids in Vancouver receive a high-quality performing arts education, consisting of training with professionals in the theatre and film industry, and culminating in a major public performance or a short film.
Participation in Project Limelight also provides the children with nutritious snacks and meals. Click on the logo below to help!
Haven Toronto is the area’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men, as well as a tireless advocate for the homeless and affordable housing.
Read their monthly online magazine which is always full to the brim with great information, inspiring stories and practical ways to help those that are less fortunate. This summer’s magazine focuses on the impact of the summer heat on the homeless and the dangers of ageism, which is one of the most common types of discrimination.
Being outside more means more exposure to harmful UV rays. It’s a health risk people who are homeless face daily.
Shop for sunscreen in our online store. You receive a tax receipt and we share your purchase with people who are homeless.
There is no easier way to make sure your contribution goes directly to someone in need – no middle man required!
Of course you can also give to the general operating fund of the organization by clicking on the logo below. Please note that you will be linked to our very own donations page which still bears the former name of the shelter – The Good Neighbours Club. Your donation will still arrive at Haven Toronto.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada
June 21 was National Indigenous People’s Day, a day to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis across the country.
At The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada we recognize that Indigenous children and youth are over represented in the child welfare system and we aspire to continue to support even more of these young people through our existing programs in collaboration with our growing partner base. One such program is Back to the Land, which gives children the opportunity to attend a culturally specific camp so they can stay connected to their culture.
We would like to take this opportunity to highlight our existing Indigenous-led partners who are doing incredible work to both keep Indigenous young people in and from the child welfare system connected to their culture, and to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous families to care for children through culturally relevant, community-based programs. Located across Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia, the following organizations are Indigenous-led partners we’re working with to deliver programs and funding to Indigenous children, youth, and families:
– Indigenous Perspectives Society
– Lu’ma Native Housing Society and First Funds Society
– Métis Child Family and Community Services Agency
– Michif Child & Family Services
– Mnaasged Child and Family Services
– Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre
– Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
– We Matter Campaign
You can always read about the latest stories and campaigns in the online newsletter The Buzz.
To make a donation, please click on the logo below – it’s easy and secure.
After countless schedule changes Louis’ episode of TALES Deep Cover on BET is set to air next Tuesday July 23 at 8pm – check your local listings to make sure! Louis plays a character named Cole.
In a Shakespearian tale of betrayal and deceit, two of Atlanta’s biggest dealers rise and fall; a man and his nephew go to war over weight and territory with a shocking twist at the end that will expose everyone in this bloody story of greed.
Here is a short trailer for the episode – there are a few glimpses of Louis in it! Click on the screen cap below for a link to watch.
Interest in Season 2 of Bad Blood remains high since its launch on Netflix. If you’re a subscriber be sure to watch the season for all the Louis action you can handle! Louis considers some of the scenes in Bad Blood his best work ever, and you will agree when you see them.
Meanwhile, here are links to some short video clips on Twitter that feature Louis:
We’ll have to wait a few more days for Louis’ latest performance, so in the meantime we have screencaps from another favorite role of his – This Life. Louis plays David Crowley, a divorced absentee father who has returned to his former family to make amends and be a part of his children’s lives again.
Here is episode 206 Intervention.
Natalie seeks to understand why positive scan results have thrown her for a loop. Maggie convinces Natalie and Matthew that Oliver needs their help to sort his life out, but their impromptu attempt escalates into a heightened battle of perspectives. Emma gets into a tenuous situation with her work friend Miranda while Romy finds herself in a situation that is beyond her and seeks help from her siblings. Natalie confronts David in an attempt to understand his position as well as her own.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/38324
Louis sent two cartoon images of himself, in celebration of Canada Day and Independence Day, which we celebrated earlier this month.
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 the book readings under the Reading Series Tab.
This month’s issue is Chapter 19 of Mr. Mugs – Peek In, Please.
Franco Lo Presti
And a new modelling-type photo – a gallery shoot with photographer David Leyes.
Alaina is at San Diego Comic Con this weekend!
Heroic Girls Presents: Beyond Scream Queens
Saturday July 20 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Beyond Scream Queens—Join horror veterans Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil, Doctor Sleep), Alex Essoe (Doctor Sleep), Alaina Huffman (The Perfection, Supernatural), Heidi Honeycutt (Etheria Film Night) and Ruth Connell (Supernatural) lead a discussion of how horror roles can empower women by giving them the opportunity to be the hero of the story—or the villain. Moderated by John Marcotte (Heroic Girls). Room: 26AB
Here’s some info on the Affolter Brothers’ newest film project with Storyhive: Pelke
Watch their pitch video here.
Logline: When Tyler Pelke was 14, he and his best friend Curtis were the victims of an attack that left Curtis dead, while Tyler was sexually assaulted, had his throat slit and was set on fire, leaving 3rd degree burns over 25% of his body. Though he miraculously survived, the true miracle would occur 15 years later, when Tyler faced his attacker in prison to find forgiveness. Today, Tyler is Chief of Emergency Services in Red Deer and a speaker on the topic of forgiveness, touching thousands of lives in communities across Canada. Pelke will chronicle Tyler’s incredible journey – from burn victim to fire chief, trauma survivor to adversity thriver, fury to forgiveness – and will examine the nature of forgiveness; what it means, how to do it, and where it can lead.
And finally, some fashion advice on proper meeting attire from the guys (from left to right – Heath, Thomas and Jon):
“3 out of 4 brothers recommend dressing alike at meetings to prevent why-so-seriousness.”
Greyston can soon be seen on Chesapeake Shores as the character Jay Ross.
He also appeared on The 100 – watch a clip here.
Had a blast on this one. A lovely cast and crew.
Thank you fans! I have to admit I was pretty nervous for y’all to see my portrayal of Kane but I think I’ll be able to sleep better now after seeing all your kind words. It was fun to step into your world for a brief moment.
With so many natural disasters going on lately Mika has been called on by many TV programs to explain what’s happening and how to properly prepare for a disaster if you live in a disaster-prone area – and how to be ready for one even if you don’t.
Doom scenarios and how to (hopefully) survive them are Mika’s specialty as a disaster researcher, so pay attention to her advice!
Mika will be running August 14’s Sci-Fact v Sci-Fiction on Disasters, at Nerd Nite Vancouver.
Important life knowledge for public celebrations: These are the Minerals That Give Fireworks Their Colors by Mika McKinnon
Adult male polar bears are impressive creatures for sure. So according to Mika it’s essential to know how to convert your own data into Adult Male Polar Bear (AMPB) data:
- [Your height in cm]/300 standing polar bears tall, or [height in cm]/250 polar bears long.
- [Your weight in kg]/500 the weight of an adult male polar bear.
- Flip the factions to find out how many of you would be needed to build a bear.
Now you do the math and go WOW.
“Woa! This is cool! Exhibit Man opens for greatest zombie cast ever disassembled at the Roxy Theatre on July 6 in Saskatoon!”
Congrats, Troy! We hope the Undead enjoyed it!
The Order goes to San Diego Comic Con!
Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Adam DiMarco, Devery Jacobs, Thomas Elms, Louriza Tronco and Katharine Isabelle joined series creator/showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/EP Shelley Eriksen and EPs Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes for a chat in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront on Thursday, July 18 at 12:30pm.
Dennis is still posting supremely creepy pictures as “today’s visual inspiration” on his Twitter feed. Check them out here (just not too close to bed time).
Patrick had his last day on the series You Me Her earlier this month. He writes:
“YMH wraps on July 9. Today, July 9, 2019, will be a day of lasts. Last day as Shaun The Bartender & the last day OF #YouMeHer, as the entire show wraps shooting our 5th & final season. May get emotional…”
David was a headliner at the jba grand opening in downtown Macon, GA on July 5 and 6.
Season 4 of You Me Her is now on Netflix! The series stars Jen as Carmen, as well as our friend Patrick Gilmore as Shaun.
Jen has started her work on the UK series Traces. Stay tuned for news!
Rob’s current series Tales is now airing on BET on Tuesday nights. Check your local listings for details – and an episode with Louis on July 23rd!
Click on the screen cap below for a link to a promo for Season 2!
HEALING BODY ART
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. Please visit her website for lots more photos and fascinating facts and information about this ancient artform. And if you find yourself in Vancouver – visit her studio and treat yourself to some Healing Body Art made just for you.
This month Nicole writes:
“This is a before and after application of Jagua to attach two separate tattoos the client had. She wanted to connect the Phoenix bird and the tree somehow and is looking at ideas for a permanent fix.
We talked about what to put there first for some time and then I started to sketch with an eye liner till we were satisfied with the effect – I put flames at the end of the tree lapping the tip of the bird. Next I applied the Jagua gel. It took 2.5 hours to do actually from her arrival to her leaving.”
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