Published November 2021
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and like every month on the 20th day we gather here in this safe online place to check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have photos, news, screen caps and another chapter of our exclusive Reading Series, so grab some pineapple-pumpkin pie from our virtual dessert table and come on in!
Exciting news! Sephora Canada has chosen to partner with Ability Online for the Month of November, in support of the safe, monitored online platform for kids with disabilities.
Anyone who is a Sephora Beauty Insider Rewards member can donate points to Ability Online which could end up being an amazing donation with your support. Simply go to the Rewards Bazaar section of their site and scroll to the 500 point rewards level. Please share with all your friends and family.
If beauty products aren’t your thing please consider making a direct donation. It’s simple and secure – just click on the logo below!
Project Limelight is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions. However, preparations are underway to resume a high-quality free performing arts education for underprivileged inner-city kids in Vancouver.
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.
Please help give the a head start for when it’s safe to resume operations by clicking on the logo below.
Haven Toronto is a sanctuary for elder men impacted by poverty, homelessness and social isolation.
This month’s topic: Preparing For The Worst
How do you prepare for winter? One can only assume it is not much different from that of your neighbours. Maybe you stow the patio furniture, haul out shovels and sidewalk salt, and switch out shorts with pants and tees with sweaters.
There are also people in our community whose idea of preparing for winter means loading up on heavy socks and thermal underwear and doubling up on coats and sleeping bags.
Read more here.
When you donate a winter coat through our online store, you help an elder homeless man prepare for extreme weather.
Step Up and Help!
40% of elder homeless men spend their day walking in footwear that doesn’t fit. Shop & Share boots in our online store and help provide
important foot care.
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
All children deserve to experience the joy, belonging, and celebration that the holiday season brings. Unfortunately, for many kids living in care and accessing child welfare services, the holidays can be a confusing, lonely, and often stressful time of year.
Some children must navigate unsafe or difficult family dynamics, poverty, or living with strangers, while some older teens even live on their own—all the while wishing for a “normal” holiday like their friends.
The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada supports children, youth and families at risk during the holiday season with a variety of programs and supports, including the annual Holiday Season Celebration, which provides an opportunity for children and youth in care to have a special, safe, and fun-filled day for them to feel celebrated.
The Holiday Season Celebration is Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada’s longest standing enrichment initiative, and for over 40 years has provided kids and families in Toronto with an afternoon of fun, good food, making connections with other kids and families in their community, and getting into the holiday spirit.
Click here to make a donation towards the event today. You can read more about this and other events in the online newsletter The Buzz.
You can donate to the general fund at anytime by clicking on the logo below. Every penny helps!
Louis and Jackie shared a few pictures of Billie the bulldog at the beach:
This month we have a whopping 605 screen caps from the Season 3 Motive episode Fallen. Louis plays Detective Oscar Vega in the Vancouver-based series.
The victim: street artist Perry Doyle. The killer: fourteen year old Wesley Hillridge, an aspiring street artist himself. To do his art, Wes sneaks out of the house at night. His newly remarried mother overcompensates in providing as much support to Wes as she feels she can with Wes and her new controlling husband clashing over Wes’ art activities, legal and illegal. Doyle’s body is found hanging by a rope over the side of an overpass, possibly a victim of a hit and run with a truck as he was just about to start an art piece on the side of the overpass. Word on the street is that the artist in question is Contagion, one of the most renowned street artists in the city but who chooses to remain anonymous. Angie and Oscar are eventually able to identify the dead body as Perry Doyle after they learn that Contagion had a contract with the city through an art agent for that piece on the overpass. Besides Contagion selling out to commercialism, Angie and Oscar believe there are many contradictions to what looks to b e Perry/ Contagion’s joint story combined with an incident at Wes’ home that led to Perry’s death. (adapted from IMDb)
Fun Fact: this episode also features an appearance by Louis’ son Aidan Ferreira. He plays a young passer-by who takes a missing person flyer (images 124-127).
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/50732
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 16: Around Our House
The Secret Place
Halfway up a certain tree
There’s a place belongs to me.
Two branches make a little chair
And I like it sitting there.
I like it.
And it’s secret, too.
No grown-up guesses where I go
And if he should, and climbed to it –
He would not fit, he would not fit!
Mark and Tom have an idea!
… to be continued next month!
Alaina posted a portrait of herself from 1995.
Troy posted a new portrait of himself, taken by the talented Kristine Cofsky.
Check out her website for more examples!
Patrick was having a great time on Family Law. New episodes air weekly on Global TV!
Eric’s company Even Better Painting has posted several new paint projects. From their Instagram feed:
“This property was in dire need of a paint job. We think the white stucco and black trim look amazing!!
Do you have a painting job we can help with? Give us a call at 604-359-7979!”
Justin has posted several new or updated poems. See the full versions at his online gallery by clicking on the thumbnails. Adult readers only, please. Our young readers should go here instead.
Jen’s series Traces is racking up awards! She writes:
“Thrilled to learn that Traces has been nominated for Best Drama Series at the Royal Television Society North West! Haven’t seen Traces yet? Catch it on BritBoxTV in the US and Canada and on bbciplayer in the UK!”
Netflix is rounding out the cast of its limited series Devil In Ohio, based on the best-selling novel from Daria Polatin of the same name.
Joining previously announced lead actress Emily Deschanel is Djouliet Amara who plays Tatiana, Jason Sakaki who plays Isaac, Marci T. House who plays Adele, Samantha Ferris who plays Rhoda, Bradley Stryker who plays Sheriff Wilkins, Evan Ellison who plays Sebastian, Ty Wood who plays Teddy, Stacey Farber who plays Gina, Tahmoh Penikett who plays Malachi, and Keenan Tracey who plays Noah.
Read the whole article here.
HEALING BODY ART
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations or other artwork 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:
Hope you are having a great Fall!
Here the colors are amazing!
Nicole’s daughter Gala is in her last year of high school and is busy preparing her portfolio for art school.
Here is a piece she just finished.
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