Published September 2021
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Welcome to this month’s Ferreira Fest! The beginning of Fall is just around the corner for the northern hemisphere, and as always we gather on the 20th of the month to check in with Louis Ferreira, his chosen charities and friends. We have shows news, screen caps of Riverdale, our exclusive Reading Series and more! Grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
Hopefully you were able to catch the Virtual Concert in Support of Ability Online on Friday September 17th, 5 p.m. It was truly an “Up Close & Personal” music experience with some amazing performers. Stand by for more memories!
About Ability Gives
Ability Gives is a program of the registered charity Ability Online, and was launched in Toronto Ontario Canada with very generous support from the Pollack Family. The program opened to Ability Online members in the Spring of 2012 as a unique adjunct to the online program for the children with disabilities.
To date more than 200 children have received an Ability Gives equipment grant but we always have families waiting for funding.
Grant recipients are all members of Ability Online and their stories are both heart-wrenching and heart-warming. The parents face their child’s challenges with determination and hope that with the right kind of support they can help their child reach his or her potential. Your support is critical for the increased independence and enhanced quality of life of these incredible children, and just know that every dollar counts!
Having a child with a disability brings a unique set of challenges to parents, from learning how to manage their health needs to wanting to help them achieve their personal best.
It’s a 24/7 undertaking! And then you add in all the “extras”, the adapted equipment, specialized seating, therapy, writing aids etc. that quickly drain financial resources. While there are some financial supports available, the full cost is not always covered or a family may not meet all the eligibility requirements, and it is that amount that may prevent a child from getting what he/she needs to be as self-sufficient as possible.
There is no greater gift for these children than the gift of independence. Ability Gives is a Canadian equipment grant program (thanks to the generosity of the Pollack Family) for members of Ability Online who have a child with a disability or complex medical condition under 18 years of age. We need to help these families because they can’t do it alone!
One by one, you can make a difference.
Of course you can always donate to the general operating fund of Ability Online 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.
While productions and workshops are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic please help to provide them with a running start and donate what you can by clicking on the logo below.
Haven Toronto is Toronto’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men. Besides their many services they are also tireless advocates for society’s least supported members.
Our FREE eMagazine helps readers better understand the issues around poverty, homelessness, isolation and mental illness. In the process, we change perspectives, eliminate stereotypes, and reduce the stigma.
Stereotypes have people fearing “the homeless”. Yet it’s elder homeless men who should be afraid. They are more vulnerable to abuse, attacks and violence.
Click on the magazine cover art to read it online!
Topics in this month’s newsletter:
Foot For Thought
Over 40% of homeless men wear shoes that do not fit. This has serious consequences. Understand the importance of foot health to people who are homeless.
Walk A Mile Or Ten In Their Shoes
Elder homeless men walk, on average, 15km a day to access supports vital to their health and wellbeing. Help can be a walk in the park, the question is, how far will you go to help?
The Cost Of Art
Mental illness is sometimes the source of creativity for artists, from painters to authors to actors. We look at one such person, Edvard Munch, and the price he paid for his art.
Take A Hike
At first glance, hiking is a terrific way to see nature and be healthy. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Here are 5 Ways Hiking Is Good For You.
Ten Top Hikes In Ontario
A quick search on AllTrails PRO, a hiking app for your smartphone, and you will find trails to walk, hike, run and bike that are just minutes from you. Learn about the 10 Top Hikes in Ontario.
6 Degrees of Separation
Homelessness can happen to anyone. To put it in perspective, 6 Degrees of Separation showcases celebrity experiences with poverty and homelessness.
The Scream Emoji
‘The Scream‘ is the inspiration behind one of the most popular and commonly used emojis today. What inspired Edvard Munch to paint the timeless masterpiece?
Tales Of Toronto
Tales of Toronto are true client stories of poverty, homelessness and isolation. They demonstrate some of the challenges facing elder homeless men – experiences that most people will never know.
If you want to make an immediate positive impact on an elder homeless man’s life, consider shopping at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share Site. Anything you purchase there goes directly to someone in need.
There is something for every budget! From a single meal to an entire dinner for everyone, from a pair of socks to an entire cold-weather outfit – you’ll find something that fits your plans. It’s hassle-free – just shop and enjoy the feeling of having made a difference!
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 COVID-19 Response Program Report
In March 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada, we launched the COVID-19 Response Program to address the urgent needs of children, youth and families in vulnerable situations during a global pandemic.
Read about the impacts of the program that were made possible by our incredible donors, supporters, and partners across the country in our new report!
Stand Up For Kids Night
Stand Up for Kids Night honors the incredible achievements of the bright and deserving young people the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada supports, along with the extraordinary Canadians that have made an indelible mark on the child welfare landscape through the annual Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids National Award.
Watch this year’s event right here!
You can always read the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz. Please consider supporting kids in foster care by clicking on the logo below.
Here are two new photos of Louis’ dogs – thanks to Jackie for sharing them with us!
This month we have 335 screen caps from Riverdale season 5 episode 12 Chapter Eighty-Eight: Citizen Lodge. Louis plays gangster boss Vittorio ‘Vito’ Alto in the ultimate flashback episode, illuminating the backstory of regular character Hiram Lodge. Lodge is played by none other than Louis’ friend and former colleague Mark Consuelos, who co-starred with Louis in the hit series 1-800-MISSING. Incidentally, Hiram’s teenage version is played by Mark’s real-life son Michael Consuelos. It’s all in the family!
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/50395
A message from from Mark Consuelos:
“Tonight I have the great honor of sharing the screen with my son @michael.consuelos and the always brilliant @melton they absolutely killed it. A big thank you to @brianepaterson for writing such a beautiful script. @jamesdewille for a masterful job directing this episode. To Louis Ferreira for playing the perfect mentor and gangster Thank you to @writerras for giving me and my family a memory that will last a lifetime. #riverdale”
Louis gets a mention in a Screenrant.com essay about the minor villains in the horror classic Saw IV. Louis played lawyer Art Blank in the movie.
If you’re a fan of the franchise you don’t want to miss that one!
Louis’ past series Motive currently airs on the Alibi Channel in the UK. Check it out!
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 14: Such Lovely Things to Hear and See
Chapter 14: Such Lovely Things to Hear and See
Such lovely things
to hear and see
Belong to you,
belong to me!
The sun. the trees,
the grass, the sky,
the silver moon
that’s sailing by.
Soft whispering winds,
the birds that sing,
Bright autumn leaves
gay flowers of spring,
The rain and dew
and snowflakes white,
The sparkling waves,
the stars of night.
Frances G. Disser
… to be continued next month!
Alaina was posing as an action figure at Momento Con a few weeks back!
Alaina shared a photo hanging out with Richard S. Harmon from the series The 100.
“See, in the olden days you would take a photo, get it developed and hope that it turned out ok.
Once upon a time I had the great opportunity of meeting Steve-O.
If you look at the bottom photo you can see that his buddy, to the left, is giving me the finger. I was a cop at the time. I obviously didn’t notice this until I got the photos back. We’ll done, Sir, well done.
He was doing his cross Canada insanity tour and stopped in Fredericton, New Brunswick. However, due to some liability issues from the previous show they did not perform in Fredericton. I knew which hotel they were staying at and stopped in at that bar to say hello.”
Greyston is a fabulous photographer, and he shared two pictures of his home, Salt Spring Island.
Troy shared a new portrait, photographed by Kristine Cofsky. Check out Kristine’s portrait work here!
Patrick posted exciting news! Jann Season 2 has been nominated for 3 Rosie awards including Best Scripted Series/ Mini Series, Best Performance by an Alberta Actress and Best Production Design.
Eric’s company EB Painting is doing great work in the Vancouver area!
Is the current coating on your deck/fence currently peeling or flaking? Even Better Painting can help you maintain your space so you can create an outdoor area that you can be proud to show off to friends and family all year round.
Do you have a tough painting project we can help with? Our team is experienced in working on all kinds of projects, so give us a call for a free quote!
Justin posted a photo of himself, overlooking Los Angeles at night,
David shared a bunch of pictures of New York City, his new home!
Jen can currently be seen in Traces Season 2. The series airs on the Alibi Channel in the UK. Laura Fraser co-stars – she also shared screen time with Louis in Breaking Bad. Click on the image for more!
“I ain’t good at math… but I’m great with people. Love this equation. Live this equation. Let’s all be great together. “
Peter shared a funny picture of himself lounging on the couch with his dog Zilla.
As long as the puppy is comfy, right?
The always busy Bradley is working on a new series called Devil in Ohio. Here’s a photo of his chair!
“Alas a new journey has begun…”
HEALING BODY ART
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations or other life happenings 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:
We have a new cat! A friend was fostering a young 18 month old cat and we are taking her over. Her name is Pebbles and she’s a super cute tabby from Winnipeg. She got frostbite and had part of her ears removed so she looks a little different, – cuter actually! Now that she is ours we have to slowly introduce her to our 10 year old cat.
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