The official start of the Fall season is almost here, and it’s time for another party at Ferreira Fest, where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have lots of great news for you, screen caps, and the continuation of our exclusive Reading Series, so grab an age-appropriate pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in!
Ability Online has two major fundraisers coming up in both Toronto and Vancouver!
TORONTO ON – Whisky Tasting 2.0
When: October 3, 2019 – 6 p.m.
What: Fine Whiskies paired with Scottish cuisine (4 courses, 4 tastings); Rare Whisky live auction.
Where: The Caledonian, 856 College Street, Toronto
Cost: $150 per person
Purchase Tickets here.
VANCOUVER BC – Wine, Whisky and Friends
When: October 29, 2019 – 6 p.m.
What: Sample a variety of wines and whiskies along with an assortment of delectable hors d’oeuvres.
Where: Brix and Mortar Restaurant, 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Purchase Tickets here.
Ability Gives is a fundraising arm of Ability Online that seeks to provide children and youth with equipment that allows them to live their lives to the fullest. This specialized equipment is often out of financial reach for their families. You can help! This month they are still sponsoring Lamitta – please read her story in Ferreira Fest 115. Donations can be made here.
You can also donate directly to Ability Online and help children and youth with disabilities have access to a safe and bullying-free online environment and social media platform. Click on the logo below – every penny helps!
Project Limelight is open to young people aged 8 to 15 in the Strathcona district. The average session is four months long and runs three days a week.
The first month is spent learning skills, techniques and forms of expression, including clowning, creative writing, voice work, movement and improvisation. The following three months are spent rehearsing a full-length theatrical production, leading up to a final performance on a community stage, giving participants the opportunity to showcase everything they have accomplished.
Each workshop is spent bringing the kids together in different scenarios so by the end of the first month they are a tightly knit group ready to take on the hurdles of a production. Instructors are experts in their fields, bringing unique experience and energy to the program.
Project Limelight works with creative professionals who want to pass their skills and their passion on to the next generation by creating a fun-filled, safe environment that inspires kids to express themselves.
“Our hope is that every child in our program walks away with a widened circle of friends, an increased sense of self, and a heightened curiosity. Nothing would please us more than having participants come back to the program as mentors. To us, that is success.” – Donalda Weaver and Maureen Webb, Founders of Project Limelight
Please help provide underprivileged children with a high-quality professional performing arts education by supporting Project Limelight. You can make a donation by clicking on the logo below.
Haven Toronto is Toronto’s only daytime drop-in center for elder homeless men, as well as a tireless advocate for affordable housing and job opportunities for seniors.
The September edition of Haven Toronto’s e-Magazine is now online! This issue examines the portrayal of homelessness as portrayed in today’s mass media, specifically film and television. The stereotypes coming out of Hollywood have clouded our perception of homelessness and oversimplified the problem.
There is also an eye-opening article about suicide rates among the elderly, many of whom live with chronic a illness.
Click here or on the thumbnail on the right to read it now!
Shop & Share: At Haven Toronto we’re beginning to think of winter – and not in a wonderland way. Our Clothing Room has no winter wear, not that clients are asking, but they will be soon and we want to be ready to meet their needs. Please Shop And Share winter wear in our store. It couldn’t be any easier – you browse the online catalog (remember to scroll left and right to see all the merchandise), and everything you purchase there is given directly to an elder homeless man in need. No middle man required!
We all experience sleeplessness from time to time. But imagine sleeping at night and what helps you to feel safe: A locked door and a bed where you can lie down knowing that no one is going to hurt you. This is a luxury the homeless don’t have. Chronic sleeplessness is a common concern for the homeless. Read more about it here. 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
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada supports Canada’s youth in foster care and provides them with assistance and guidance for a successful start in life.
KAHLEEN, 23, is a recipient of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada scholarship and grant funding, which has allowed her to pursue her post-secondary goals. She has also been able to attend camp, the Corsage Project, and various programs that have allowed her to connect to her culture, including cooking classes and a Soul Journey trip. She is currently enrolled at McMaster University studying Health and Society and Aging and Society. She wants to work in long-term care, helping elderly individuals with their aging process and making a difference in her community.
Celebrating 10 years of avid golfers and top sports and entertainment celebrities coming together to Stand Up for Kids! Read about the event’s impact and hear from this year’s scholarship recipients Chris, Jean-Luc and Mercy.
In June, the Joe Carter Classic celebrated its 10th annual event in support of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s Joe Carter Family Support Fund and Joe Carter Scholarships. For the last ten years, Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jays baseball legend, has brought together avid golfers and top sports and entertainment celebrities to take part in this two-day golf tournament to raise funds to help support children and youth in and from the child welfare system.
Since 2010, $1.67 million has been raised and committed through the Joe Carter Classic.
Thank you Joe, and everyone who participated in this exciting event to Stand Up for Kids and support our country’s most vulnerable young people, those who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing abuse and neglect.
Keep up with the latest news at the online newsletter The Buzz.
Not a golfer? No problem! You can always donate directly to the organization by clicking on the link below, which will take you to our very own donations page. It’s easy and secure!
Limetown is a fictional story told as a series of investigative reports by Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), detailing the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.
Biel acts opposite Stanley Tucci, Marlee Matlin, Kelly Jenrette, John Beasley, Louis Ferreira, Sherri Saum, Rekha Sharma and Vera Frederickson.
Biel executive produced the series along with her partner and fellow executive producer, Michelle Purple, for their company Iron Ocean Productions.
The show will premiere with double episodes October 16 at 12pm PST on Facebook Watch.
Read more about it at Bleeding Cool News, and watch a long trailer right here! You can spot Louis a few times as well.
HeyUGuys has an interview with director Rebecca Thomas and lead Jessica Biel at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
This month we have almost 700 screencaps of the MOTIVE episode Deception (Season 2 Episode 4).
The killer: Diane Torrance, a construction site flagger. The victim: Dr. Stan Matthews, a senior coroner, and Betty’s mentor. As such, news of his death hits her particularly hard. His body is discovered on an upper level of a downtown parking lot, with several abdominal wounds made by what looks to be an ice pick. He had been testifying as an expert at a child death case, in which the four-year-old victim had been shot by drug dealer Brad Hitchens at a meth house party. Betty is taking over as the expert for the case. The detectives are able to ascertain that a car speeding out of the parking lot at the time belonged to Daniel Hitchens, Brad Hitchens’ disgruntled brother, who had had run-ins with Dr. Matthews before. But it isn’t until Betty digs deeper into the evidence for the trial and Stan’s own past in relation to that trial that they may have a motive. (adapted from IMDb)
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/39173
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – TAKE A PEEK!
The third monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek! by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor. It is almost identical to the volume Mr. Mugs – Peek In Please! except for 11 pages which served as non-religious substitutes for the bible stories.
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.
We start this month with Chapter 1 of Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek.
Franco Lo Presti
Franco (on the left) is currently working on a theatre production in New York – stay tuned for some exciting news!
Alaina joins the cast of the final season of The 100 on The CW!
She will portray a character named Nikki. The official description of the character from the producers of the show: “One of the newly-awakened Eligius IV convicts, Nikki is a bank robber and spree-killer who is both unpredictable and fierce. She will take on an unexpected leadership role, advocating for her people in the complicated new world of Sanctum.”
Read more about it here.
The Affolter Brothers
The four brothers had a fun week shooting a stop-motion commercial with The Clayman, Paul Moldovanos.
Amanda is currently working as the script supervisor for Batwoman Season 1. The show will air on Sunday nights, premiering on October 6th on The CW in the US.
Stay tuned for more news!
If you haven’t checked out Greyston’s latest photographs, please check them out on his Instagram Feed. He is an accomplished photographer with many different subjects and a lot of really great stuff!
Mika is currently facilitating Min Cup 2019 on Twitter – a kind of Fantasy Football for geologists and rock enthusiasts. You get to vote for your favorite mineral, and whoever gets the most votes advances to the next round until finally a winning rock emerges. Check it out!
Mika solved the puzzle of a mysterious amplifier – read all about it in her recent article:
Upcycled instrument tied to auspicious accelerator: A composer has given new life to an amplifier used within a historically significant particle accelerator
There’s been a massive disaster. What cereal do you grab and how do you stay alive?
Disaster Researcher Mika McKinnon joins the folks from Profoundly Pointless Podcasts to talk hidden dangers and simple tricks to stay safe. Listen to the podcast here.
Derek Brown from the SevenFiftyDaily interviewed Mika on The Science of Salt in Cocktails. Read the fascinating, educational and entertaining article here!
Mika was at Dragon Con in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend!
She met up with Bea from Ferreira Fest and insisted on a portrait with plush dinosaurs. Voilà!
Troy received an award for his performance in Exhibit Man at FilmQuest. Congrats, Troy and the whole team!
And here is Troy in a recent appearance in Detour on TBS!
Patrick is about to start filming Season 2 of the Canadian hit series Jann. Watch a short clip by clicking on the screen cap!
“My film is done! Very happy. Been taking the appropriate time off. I’ll keep you posted. Xo”
Stay tuned for news!
Eric’s company EB Painting has posted more stunning photos of their recent projects. Drop a bookmark at https://www.instagram.com/eb.painting/ to see more of their phenomenal work and for easy contact in case you need a quality paint job in the Vancouver area!
“This building was not built for accessibility. This is the courtyard of this complex [in New Westminster], where it is impossible to bring a man lift into. We’ve been using ladders and scaffolding to replace all rotten wood areas with new composite material, re-caulk all gaps and failures with NP1 epoxy caulking, and touch-up specific areas with paint to make sure this building is sealed and protected. This is cost effective and extremely important so the owners can protect their investment and prevent further costs and damages to the building.”
David is on Bandcamp! Check out his page at https://daviddingess.bandcamp.com/ for samples and music downloads, such as his latest album Booster Pack.
Get your first look at the UKTV original crime drama Traces, starring Jen Spence.
Logline: Emma is a forensic science student whose fictitious case study reveals a shocking link to her past.
Jen and three colleagues presented a chat about their experiences as performers of Japanese descent, connections with Japanese community and culture, and what they would love to see next for Japanese Canadians/Americans in media and pop culture on Sunday, September 1st at 1:30 pm in the Event Hall at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby, BC). For more info about Nikkei Matsuri, visit nikkeimatsuri.ca
Jen’s recent movie Dog Bite Movie was selected for the Vox Feminae Film Festival! Congrats, Jen and the whole team!
“I haven’t posted for a while so please indulge me in this mouthful… I didn’t grow up in an environment that particularly validated or honored or even admired my opinions, thoughts or decisions. Nor did I grow up with examples of strong successful women and certainly not women of color. I grew up in a male dominated, chauvinistic family. This isn’t a ‘poor me’ post. It simply is what it is. My Jamaican parents, living as immigrants in Canada did the best they could with what they knew and experienced. It’s taken me years to peel back the layers of bullshit and insecurity and own my strength, power and vulnerability as a woman.
I recently made some bold decisions that I believe will propel my life with purpose and integrity.
This ruffled some feathers but you know what… that’s ok. I’m stepping forth unapologetically as me. Cutting my hair was one of those bold decisions and I couldn’t be happier. You might be thinking “Cutting your hair is really not that bold Ingrid” But as a woman of color SO much of my identity, value and sense of beauty has been tied to my hair. It’s absurd! Since the cut I feel liberated, empowered and most importantly like ME.
So to all my sisters out there with and without melanin who are walking boldly on your path, I admire and salute you. Thanks for leading the way. And to my sisters who are struggling to find the path use whatever machete or light you need to find your way. In the words of William Shakespeare “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”
Shine on, beautiful people.”
Greater Los Angeles is not widely known for its great hikes, but anyone who’s tried can attest that the area has some awesome trails with stunning views. Rob agrees:
“First time hiking up here, and from the front or back… It’s a helluva town! Keep trekking towards your dreams, you beautiful creatures. “
Peter recently attended Kelowna Comic Con. Here he is at his table with all kinds of “Klam” swag.
Here’s Peter and Sabrina Furminger on the podcast at YVRScreenScene – the new season is about to start!
“Congratulations to Filmmatic Winner Bradley Stryker for having his action script DRAGON RUN optioned by producer Daniel Zirilli and Pop Art Film Factory! Always nice to see the good ones move forward!”
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:
“Have I mentioned how much I love doing bellies? Well I do! Here is one that I did for a lovely mom to be the other day. I love this design because it is a semi-complete circle, like a moon!”
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