Summer has arrived early in the Northern hemisphere, with record-setting temperatures and big storms, and we gather here in our safe and cool online community space like every month on the 20th, when we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have lots of charity info and friends news, Motive screen caps, our exclusive Reading Series and much more! Grab an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in! Pool’s open!
The super-popular Whisky-Tasting Fundraiser is back! All profits go to Ability Online towards maintaining a safe online environment and bully-free zone for kids with special needs and abilities.
Great whisky doesn’t need an excuse, but we are giving you one anyway!
Join us at 6 pm on THURSDAY OCTOBER 13 2022 at
The Caledonian Scottish Public House & Whisky Bar
(856 College Street, Toronto, ON).
Come ready to sample the world’s best whisky, paired with traditional Scottish fare and your chance to bid at an exotic whisky auction.
Spaces are limited, so book now!
Of course you can always contribute to the general fund and help maintain a lifeline for children and young adults whose special circumstances have been made even more difficult during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Simply click on the logo below!
Haven Toronto is not only the city’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men, it is also a tireless advocate for affordable housing and a rich font of information about the causes and cures for homelessness and the many physical and mental challenges associated with it.
A Step Forward For Elder Homelessness
The next time you see an elder homeless man, ask yourself, “How did they get there?” You can take the question to mean “how did they end up homeless” but we are thinking in simpler terms. How did they literally get to that place on the street, in the park, at the store, etc.? The answer is they most likely walked.
Walking for hours through all kinds of conditions, including rain and snow, is hard on shoes and harder on feet. Haven Toronto’s Foot Clinic is a step forward in care for elder homeless men.
Read the full article here.
Social Isolation Has Life-Threatening Consequences
Friendship is a lot like food. We need it to survive. What’s more, we seem to have a basic drive for it. Psychologists find that human beings have fundamental need for inclusion in group life and for close relationships. We are truly social animals.
The upshot is, we function best when this social need is met. It is easier to stay motivated, to meet the varied challenges of life.
In fact, evidence has been growing that when our need for social relationships is not met, we fall apart mentally and even physically.
Read the full article here.
If you’re not much for words and would rather take action the easiest way to make a difference is to shop at Haven Toronto’s online Shop & Share site! Anything you purchase there goes directly to an elder homeless man in need. Selections vary by season and greatest need, and there is something for absolutely every budget – from single meals to entire seasonal clothing 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
In honor of Ontario Children and Youth in Care Day, The Children’s Aid Foundation is sharing first-voice perspectives on what the YouthCAN Forget Me Not campaign means to young people who have experienced the child welfare system.
Check out our Instagram to join us in elevating these important voices that need and deserve to be remembered, every day of the year.
Thank you to those that participated in sharing their perspectives!
You can help support the children in Canada’s foster care system by making a contribution – every penny helps! Just click on the logo below – it’s quick, easy and secure.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:
Tuesday May 24 1:38 PM and 9:00 PM
Dawn of the Dead – STZEN
Flesh-eating zombies terrorize a group of people who has taken refuge in a shopping mall in this suspenseful and stylish remake of George Romero’s 1979 classic.
Louis plays an ambulance driver, the husband of the main character, portrayed by Sarah Polley.
See screen caps here!
Monday May 23 6PM and Tuesday May 24 4PM
Shooter – AMC
A high-powered actioner about an ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the President. After being double crossed for the attempt and on the run, he sets out for the real killer and the truth.
Louis plays Howard Purnell, the steely-eyed FBI boss who ends up supporting the good fight and helps prove the sniper’s innocence.
See screen caps here!
Check here every week for current TV airings!
Louis has completed filming for his episodes in the new FX/ Hulu mini-series Shôgun.
Set in the 17th Century, the story is told from the perspective of British hero John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai, while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga’s struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain, or Shôgun.
This month we have 427 screen caps of the Motive episode #107 Out of the Past.
The Killer: Dr. Monika Harper, a pediatric surgeon, who emigrated to Canada from the Czech Republic in 1995. The Victim: Hank Cousineau, a store owner who was once in the military, with one of his assignments being on the UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans. Hank was killed in the back of his store by his throat being slashed, from which he bled to death. Detectives Oscar Vega and Angie Flynn initially believe that his killer is a group of young men who were demanding protection money from local shopkeepers. But the detectives’ focus changes when they discover that over the past week Hank had been stalking the Harper family: Dr. Monika Harper, her husband Professor Desmond Harper and their son Phillip Harper. They can’t find any connection between Hank and any of the Harpers until they find out a little more about Monika Harper and what happened to her before 1995. (adapted from IMDb)
Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/56363, or click on the screen cap below.
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 22: Pat Runs Away
Pat Runs Away
Pat was angry. He didn’t want to go to his room. He wanted to see that nest.
Pat thoughts and thought.
Then he got an idea.
“I’ll run away.
I don’t like it here.
You can’t have fun around here.
Let’s go, Mr. Mugs.”
Pat got his things and off they went.
Mother saw Pat go.
She was sad about it.
“He thinks this is a good idea but he’ll be sorry.
I’ll see what he does.”
… to be continued next month!
Pat and Mr. Mugs went away down the street.
“They’ll be sorry tonight when we don’t come home,” thought Pat.
On and on they went.
Pat said nothing.
He thought and thought.
IT CAME FROM THE TWITTERVERSE
This oldie-but-goodie tweet from former Stargate Universe show runner Joseph Mallozzi recently popped back up on our Twitter feed.
Always a nice one to share! And of course we couldn’t agree more!
Click on the screen shot to read more about what Joe’s been up to since the show ended.
Karyn has a new headshot! She writes:
“So in love with these new shots from my session today with Gordan Dumka @gordanphoto…..
If you ever need headshots, this is your human! Incredible and highly-skilled photographer, fun, professional, kind and fantastic!”
Justin just celebrated a birthday!
“Final sunset in Hawaii. I am very grateful for my tropical birthday!”
Greyston has been taking photos of his home on Salt Spring Island again and he shared this sunset scene at Vesuvius on his Instagram feed.
If you’re not following Greyston, check out his feed! He’s a very talented photographer in a addition to being a fantastic actor!
There are lots of stunning photographs to enjoy!
Earlier in April, SETI Institute researcher Mika McKinnon was awarded the E.R. Ward Medal by the Geological Association of Canada. The Neale Medal recognizes McKinnon’s extraordinary science communications efforts to explain Earth science to the public in print, radio, television, movies and social media. She has served as a science consultant on TV shows, including Stargate and Star Trek. She lectures widely in formal and informal contexts, writes for popular publications, and shares her knowledge widely through social media.
Watch a recording of the livestream right here!
At the SETI Institute, McKinnon is the co-investigator and public engagement lead for Project ESPRESSO, a consortium of seven partner institutions dedicated to enabling and enhancing future solar system exploration by developing tools and techniques explorers will need. McKinnon provides expertise in terrestrial landslides and hazard management to characterize the surfaces of extraterrestrial objects like asteroids, comets and moons. Please join Mika in conversation with communication specialist Beth Johnson as they talk about the importance of science communication and how to do it well.
Next up – Blue Dot presents: Rocking out with geophysicist Mika McKinnon
Host Dave Schlom is joined by Canadian geophysicist and fellow science communicator Mika McKinnon to talk about their mutual passion for the Earth Sciences, especially geology!
From rocks to plate tectonics, volcanoes on Earth and Mars it’s a wide-ranging conversation with a focus on the solid crust beneath our feet and the rocks you can hold in your hand that tell magnificent stories of times of trauma, upheaval, and peaceful times in the 4.6 billion year history of our planet.
And we have a third interview with Mika, this one specifically about the Stargate franchise!
Dial The Gate hosted a special episode of Stargate Science with Mika and actor David Hewlett. If you missed the event, it’s available for rewatch.
Click the title image to check it out now.
Definitely an EPIC good time!
Patrick’s puppy Jasper Jones had a birthday!
Patrick shares a cute photo and writes:
“Happy 17th Birthday, Jasper Jones! He’s ma bes fwen.”
Eric’s highly successful painting company has posted new before-and-after photos of a recent project. With summer about to start outdoor painting gigs abound as they are making the best of the good weather. If you need a paint job done – interior or exterior – give Eric’s folks a call at 604-359-7979 and be sure to check out their website and online gallery at https://ebpainting.ca/!
“What a transformation! See what this home looked like before our team painted it!
We painted the siding, fascia boards, trim, doors, gutters and downspouts for an entirely new look.”
David had a gig at the Rockwood Music Hall on May 8! A beacon of emerging and established live music acts in New York City since 2005, Rockwood Music Hall has grown from a single stage venue, to boasting three intimate stages, all with top-notch sound systems.
The venue has become one of the most respected names in NYC for finding and booking the next big thing in music from local and international artists, many of whom use Rockwood for their first plays in the city.
Congrats, David, and WAY TO GO!!
Peter was surfing the cartoon waves at KamehaCon!
Next up on the Klam Con Schedule …XCON!
Myrtle Beach, SC May 21-22, 2022
“I have never been to Myrtle Beach, and can’t wait to get there.
Come on down and let’s have some fun!”
SO BERRY NUTRITIOUS
Our friend (and frequent Louis photo supplier) Jackie has an Instagram feed called SO BERRY NUTRITIOUS for sharing her culinary creations. Every month she contributes a recipe you can all try out, knowing that the result will be both nutritious and delicious!
6 Bean Vegan Chili
Who’s in the mood for Chili? Try my vegan version of this classic hearty dish. It doesn’t last long in our house! Sooo yumm!
2 cans of six bean blend or red kidney beans
1 carton of Pacific Foods vegetable broth
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, diced
5 carrots, diced
3 celery sticks, diced
3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup red onion or diced scallions
Sea salt to taste
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder or more to taste
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion and herb seasoning salt
1/2 tsp Trader Joe’s Green Goddess seasoning
2 cups cooked rice
Heat a pot on medium and add grapeseed oil.
Once hot, add the onions and a pinch of salt and sweat for 10 mins.
Add the garlic and celery and turn heat up to medium and mix. Sauté for 5 mins.
Add red bell pepper, carrots, diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Turn heat up.
Add 2 cans of beans and veggie broth.
Add all spices and stir to combine, bring to a boil and then turn heat down to a simmer.
Simmer for 45 mins or until veggies are cooked through.
Serve with chopped scallions or garnish with your favorite herb.
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