Published February 2021
It’s time for our second Ferreira Fest at our new website, and as in every February, this is a special one, because it’s Louis Ferreira’s birthday! We’re checking in with Louis’ friends and chosen charities, we have the last three episodes of Urban Angel, new photos, our exclusive Reading Series and so much more! Our COVID-19 Support Page has also been updated, so grab a wedge of birthday cake and an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOUIS!
Today is the day – the reason why Ferreira Fest is always published on the 20th of the month! Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 Birthday Project, all submissions were processed and added in!
Here are some photos of the finished string lights:
Due to COVID and the harsh weather international shipping is experiencing major delays at the moment, so our package is still in transit and estimated to arrive at Louis’ place in the next week or so.
Ability Online is a very special online community where kids, youth and young adults with or without disabilities can connect in a safe, monitored and bully-free environment. For many of them this is their only connection to the outside world during this time of lockdowns and social distancing.
It’s never been more important to talk. We are a community that is here to listen.
MyAbility.ca has launched for young adults of all abilities!
Please help ensure the continued availability of this unique platform which is more important right now than ever before. Click on the logo below to donate!
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.
Project Limelight is a non-profit performing arts program in East Vancouver offering residents ages 8 to 15 years old of the Downtown Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant programming at no cost. Project Limelight provides youth with a safe place to build an artistic community alongside professional actors, directors, dancers, singers, costume designers, filmmakers and musicians. As part of their commitment to the community, nutritious meals and snacks are provided to every child at each workshop and rehearsal.
Due to COVID-19 the organization has been on hiatus, but plans are being made for their next production as soon as it is once again safe to do so! Please click on the logo below to help keep things going.
Haven Toronto is Toronto’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men, offering a safe warm place during those brutally cold winter days, as well as nutritious hot meals, internet access, medical care and advocacy for affordable housing.
The 2019-2020 Annual Report details just how much of an impact their vital mission has made – meals, clothing, supplies and sometimes securing housing for a client. Haven Toronto collaborates with many other community groups and organizations.
If you want to make a tangible difference in the life of a homeless person, here are some ideas!
You can participate in the Sock Drive:
If you live in the west end of Toronto, please drop off new socks safely at Toronto Police Service divisions 11 or 22 (2054 Davenport Rd and 3699 Bloor St W) between February 15 and February 28. Your donation will make a difference for elder men, especially now in the worst weather of the year. Happy feet are dry feet, warm feet!
Click here or on the poster for more info.
If you’re nowhere near Toronto and still want to help out you can also pick out something at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site. Anything you buy on this site will go directly to an elder homeless man in need. There is something for every budget – from single meals to entire winter outfits. It really doesn’t get any easier than that!
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 Canada’s youth-in-care. Children in foster care – through no fault of their own – generally have a much harder start to a successful, independent life than the average young person.
Read more about the impact of the organization in the 2019-20 Annual Impact Report!
Last year, we collaborated with 37 agency partners to provide 6,024 youth across Canada with access to the resources and supports necessary to help them achieve their education and employment goals. Read about a few of these incredible programs here or click on the graphic!
You can always read the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
Please consider making a donation to help disadvantaged kids in the foster care system succeed as they transition into adulthood. Click on the logo below to help!
Jackie shared three photos this month!
Jackie, Louis, and his niece Claudia
Billie and Giancarlo lazing by the fireplace
Valentine’s Day 2021
Based on the memoirs of Canadian journalist Victor Malarek, Urban Angel chronicles the journey of a streetwise ex-con who gets a job writing a column for the fictional Montreal Tribune. During the course of his work, he fights society’s dysfunctions and a spectrum of crime situations. This iconic series produced by Montreal’s prolific Telescene Film Group starring Louis Ferreira (credited as Justin Louis) and featuring many important talents aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and later, in the United States on CBS Late Night from 1990-93.
Season 2 Episode 7: Deadly Force
Victor covers the brutal police shooting of a black youth and the impact on his family and community.
Season 2 Episode 8: Phoenix Rising (Part 1)
Victor finds himself swept up in the world of political corruption when he investigates the mysterious death of a youth. To complicate matters, political problems also set in at the Tribune.
Season 2 Episode 9: Phoenix Rising (Part 2)
Victor faces problems at the Tribune and in his personal life as he continues his investigation into the clandestine world of political corruption.
This month we have almost 1000 screencaps from episode 2 (Taking Care of Business) of the series Urban Angel.
Logline (SPOILER ALERT!!):
Victor discovers the cops White and Leduc meeting with Le Copain. It could be undercover… as long as Le Copain’s really a cop. But Drabek, his conscience twigged, finds that Le Copain is a former cop. Victor has uncovered a racket. He also finds that a colleague, Alex Noble, took a bribe to suppress a story about a popular rock star’s drug addiction. Victor snares the crooked reporter, but a risky tactic to trap Le Copain and the bent cops backfires. In a shootout at the church, the dirty cops set up and kill Le Copain, becoming “heroes” who save the priest and Victor.
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/45653 or click on the screencap below.
Watch the episode online here.
THE 4th READING SERIES: MR. MUGS – ROCKETS AWAY!
The fourth monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Rockets Away! by Martha Kambeitz and Denise Burns.
Unlike previous readers, this volume was published as a hardcover book within the Level 3 series of the Mr. Mugs readers. It was originally released in 1968. 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.
Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age.
You can listen to all the previous book readings under the Reading Series Tab.
Here is this month’s chapter.
Listen to the sound clip here:
Chapter 7: Out Into Space (continued)
Mr. Mugs wanted Pat to have
a good look at his rocket.
“Look,” he said. “My rocket’s
like a home. Here’s a bed for you.
And you’ll like this –
peanut butter sandwiches for you
and milk for me.”
“Where’s the pink rocket going?”
Pat asked. “Are we going to the moon?
Are we going to Mars?”
“No, Pat,” said Mr. Mugs.
“I have a surprise for you.”
“We’re going to see something new
on our way into space!”
Suddenly Pat saw something!
“LOOK!” he shouted.
“Do you see something?
What is it?
What’s that round thing
away up in space?”
“That’s it! That’s IT!”
shouted Mr. Mugs.
“That’s where we’re going.
It’s a space station!
It’s like a station at home,
but it’s away out in space!”
… to be continued next month!
The Affolter Brothers
The Affolters write:
“The Vancouver Sun wrote a lovely article about us and our latest short film TRY TO FLY, in print and online! Big thanks to Dana Gee for penning it!”
Here’s a quote from “All in the family”:
“They raised us to be each other’s best friends. They kept us super tight. A lot of the ways we interact and the way we are able to collaborate in a really healthy and creative and positive way is due, I think, to the way we were raised.” — Thomas Affolter on his parents raising four boys.
Read the whole article here or click on the photo!
The Pacific Museum of Earth has posted a conversation with Mika:
“Mika McKinnon is a geophysicist, disaster researcher, and scifi scientist. Mika is an Adjunct Professor in the department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, and a research scientist at the SETI Institute with Project ESPRESSO where she works on landslides on asteroids and other small bodies in space. As your friendly neighborhood geoscientist, she offers tasting notes on rocks, tweaks party planning to enhance disaster preparedness, and obsesses over impending doom.”
Listen to the podcast here, or click on the image!
Mika loves her fancy dresses, and is well-known for attending DragonCon panels in a ball gown.
Recently, she had a chance to model some sciency fashion. She writes:
“SvahaUSA’s Apollo dress they sent me to try out.
It’s a 100% cotton swirly T-shirt dress (with pockets!!) where spacecraft schematics are stylish.”
If you use Code MIKA20 on the company’s website you get 20% (on anything), so don’t delay and get your favorite dress-wearing science person an Apollo dress!
(Pssst: Mika is now a mom! Congrats!!)
Patrick cleans up nicely when needed, he says of himself.
He’s all ready to start filming Season 3 of his recent hit series JANN next week. The show is currently available on Netflix.
Congrats, Patrick! We hope there are many more seasons of comedy ahead!
Eric’s company EB Painting has posted new work photos! Check it out:
“This bank was under renovation and they hated the look of the old green window frames. We came in over the weekend when they were closed to not disrupt the business. We sprayed them with a nice dark Grey finish as well as doing some various touchups around the bank.”
Watch a short inspirational video clip with Ingrid – click on the screenshot to start!
“Is There A Spark Within You? What’s your purpose? Your spark? That thing that lights you up and causes you to engage in life passionately and purposefully. That thing that makes you feel alive and unstoppable. I’m on an exploration. I hope you’ll be inspired to join me!”
You can now watch Ingrid’s recent movie Team Marilyn for free on her Instagram Feed. Click here to watch!
Ingrid’s latest project – a solo performance called LIBERATE was chosen to screen at the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival.
The festival kicks off on March 11 with a keynote speech by Helen Mirren, so get your tickets now!
Rob has started filming his new series Power Force IV.
Here is the clap board for the first shot of the first episode! Congrats, Rob!
Rob and Ingrid celebrated yet another Valentine’s Day together.
Rob writes: “I will never know…. nor will I ever question how I got so lucky.”
And here’s a nostalgia photo of a very young Rob…
“Welcome to me at 19 in the depths of my James Dean phase. Was more of a James Don’t. Open flame and hairspray – check.”
Peter was featured once again on the podcast What’s So Funny? https://wsf1027fm.blogspot.com/2021/01/whats-so-funny-with-guest-peter-kelamis.html
“A radio show/podcast about comedy – on the air and in your ears since 2004. That’s a long time. Nominated for the 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards, Best Podcast and the 2018 Vancouver Comedy Awards, Best Comedy Podcast. Hosted by Georgia Straight comedy writer Guy MacPherson. Peter Kelamis was last with us in 2010. We know him mostly as a standup comic but most of his work these days comes from acting. We talk about how Greek he is, Hallmark movies, voice acting, cosplay, Robin Williams, and Dane Cook.”
Peter came across a commercial he did some time ago for Capital One called Troll (2002, USA). Watch it here!
“There’s a new Literary agent in town…and his name is Samm Pansky!”
– Riverdale on The CW
In 2000 Peter voiced Rikkie Syngh-Baines in the show Action Man. Watch a video clip by clicking on the cap!
Bradley played Eric Ogden in the TV Movie Crossword Mysteries: Terminal Descent.
It premiered on Valentine’s Day on the Hallmark Channel.
HEALING BODY ART
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. 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:
“Since the pandemic, I seem to have lost my mojo with henna creativity. But last week I pulled a cone of henna out of the freezer and along with defrosting the henna proceeded to defrost my frozen muse.
I am beginning with a collaboration of styles and a simple mountain sun tree scene, basic in structure and a practice in style. Hope you like it! Onwards and upwards…”
In addition, Nicole’s daughter Gala, who is a gifted artist herself, has also contributed a drawing of an egg for this month – it was done in less than 30 minutes! Thank you, Gala!
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