HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOUIS!
This is the reason why Ferreira Fest parties are always on the 20th of the month! We have charities and friends news, fond memories, an interview, our exclusive Reading Series, new screen caps and more! Grab a celebratory pineapple drink and some pineapple upside-down birthday cake at our virtual buffet and come on in!
THE 2020 BIRTHDAY PROJECT
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Birthday Project! We were able to fill our mailbox with 457 tiny birthday cards. It is scheduled to arrive today!
Ability Online is a monitored online community for children of all ages with disabilities.
February 26th is National Anti-Bullying Day, also known as Pink Shirt Day. Young people with disabilities are often victims of cruel bullying. Ability Online asks you to wear a pink shirt on February 26th and stand up to bullies! Here are some helpful tips on how to deal with bullies.
Help Ability Online support anti-bullying campaigns, and the children that are often targeted. You can donate anytime by clicking on the logo below.
The mission of Project Limelight 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.
Help provide a high quality no-cost performing arts education as well as nutritious meals to inner city kids! Click on the logo below to contribute.
Were you inspired by the 457 birthday cards for Louis? Help a WW2 veteran beat this number! Haven Toronto participated in sending Fred Arsenault a birthday card – please consider sending one as well!!
Our friend Lauro Monteiro has been at Haven Toronto for 10 years. Congrats! Lauro is a tireless advocate for the homeless, fighting for equal housing rights and calling out ageism in hiring processes. Under his leadership Haven Toronto has initiated several new programs, from medical support to online access for homeless elder men, as well as upgrades to the shelter building and a major website and outreach overhaul.
The February issue of Haven Toronto’s online news magazine is available now – and it features lots of informative articles and very practical advice on how all of us can help. Click on the image on the right to read it now!
If you want to have an immediate impact and help an elder homeless man get through the brutal Toronto winter please consider shopping at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share store. Anything you purchase there goes directly to a man in need and there is something for every budget, from single meals to entire winter outfits.
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 supports young people in Canada’s foster care system by providing them with vital supplies and services that help them get a better start in life.
- Transforming Lives: The Teddy Bear Fund 2018-2019 Impact Report
Our Teddy Bear Fund provides support for the immediate needs that exist for kids and families involved in child welfare in Toronto. Thanks to our donors, we’re able to invest in strong community partnerships that remove barriers and provide greater access to opportunities to help them move beyond simply surviving to truly thriving. Thank you!
Read the full 2018-2019 report to see how lives are being changed!
Keep up with all the latest news by checking out the online newsletter The Buzz.
Please consider making a donation to help kids who are in a tough situation through no fault of their own. They deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. Click on the logo below – it’s easy and secure and will only take a minute.
Louis did an interview with Gateworld late last year – it is now available online!
Check it out right here – enjoy!
Louis will be in upcoming episodes of S.W.A.T. and SEAL Team! Stay tuned for episode air information. Follow us on Twitter for air date announcements!
Ken Kabatoff re-posted the Season 2 Stargate Universe Team photo. Louis played Colonel Everett Young in the series. Can you spot him? Hint: he’s wearing a black uniform…
Louis had a recurring role in Season 4 of The Man In The High Castle where he played the role of Brad Bellows, a resistance leader in the alternate-world DC area.
This month we have 110 screen caps of his first appearance in the show. Click on the image below to view the entire collection. Here is a direct link to the album:
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.
This month’s section is Chapter 6 of Mr. Mugs – Take A Peek.
The Fangoria 2020 Chainsaw Award for Best Streaming Premiere Movie went to Alaina’s latest movie The Perfection! Congrats to the entire team!
Amanda writes: “I’m on Charmed Season 2 now. Here til April, then on to a new show called Family Law.”
Congrats on staying busy, Amanda! Those shows are very lucky to have you on board, keeping their scripts and continuity consistent!
Those of you who are into space exploration will be aware of the recent decommissioning of the Spitzer Space Telescope. Here is an article Mika wrote a while back that showcases this amazing spacecraft and the stunning photos it gave us.
Mika has been working on her cartooning skills (check out her Twitter Feed for lots more examples!). Here is one of them, entitled Pencil Monsters: “Playing with graphite pencil brands and weights. When in danger or in doubt, add more eyes!”
Troy was a guest star in The History Channel’s Project Bluebook. He writes:
“Playing in a period piece is always great day! Ed from Project Bluebook S2E4 on History Channel Canada. You can catch full episodes here.”
Podbean caught up with Patrick and did an interview highlighting his character’s journey on his recent series Travelers. Listen to the podcast right here!
Patrick’s latest series JANN has received 3 Canadian Screen Awards nominations. Congrats to the entire team!
And finally, here is a new photo of Patrick, taken by the supremely talented Karolina Turek.
Sawyer’s Ottawa-based improv troupe Main Branch Improv had its latest big bash The Re-Branching at The Royal Oak on January 28.
Here are Ben, Julie, Moira, Leigha, Ross and Sawyer in action!
Jen’s latest series Traces is now available on DVD!
The UK import can be found at all major online retailers.
Ingrid’s latest series Bosch on Amazon has been renewed for its 7th (and final) season.
Here’s to hoping Ingrid will be a part of it, reprising her role as LaTonya Edgar…
Here is a podcast from Stitcher from about two years ago featuring Rob Munic (“Munic” to all who know him) is a writer and producer.
Besides being a huge success story (and very much a self-made one at that), Munic is the proud husband and dad in a multiracial family. He is married to actress Ingrid Rogers, and he speaks lovingly and proudly of the diversity, talent, and strength of his family.
Listen to the story of how he made it in Hollywood, about his youth in Chicago, and about how he’s all about positivity and celebrating the richness, diversity and authenticity of the human experience.
Peter will be at Kameha Con 2020 on May 1-3 at the Irving Convention Center. Here’s your chance to meet the man himself and chat about his extensive voice actor career! Peter is an absolute hoot at cons – full of hilarious stories and funny voices!
Peter’s headshot drawer transformations, courtesy of his daughter, continue unabated. Check out her latest dad-makeovers below.
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:
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