Published July 2022
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Welcome to our monthly gathering at Ferreira Fest – it’s the 20th of the month and it’s time to check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities! We have some good stuff as always, plus screen caps, our exclusive Reading Series, so grab some pineapple gelato at our virtual bar and come on in! Pool’s open!
Ability Online has some big fundraising events coming up! Mark your calendars now!
Make your reservations for Whisky for a Cause now!
Join us! @ 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!
Join us at long last for a round of golf at the beautiful Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Golf newbies welcome, we guarantee you will have fun and this is for a great cause! Price includes golf, golf cart, lunch, and dinner. There will be raffles and contests for some extra fun, and of course there will be “cheating for charity” strings! Register here or become a sponsor here.
When: Tee-off starts at 11:00 am Monday September 19
Where: Granite Ridge Golf Club Milton
(9503 Dublin Line, Milton, ON L9T 2X7)
Price: $200 per person
Not into whisky or golf? You can always help by donating to the general operating fund. Just click on the logo below – the process is simple and secure.
Haven Toronto is the only daytime shelter for elder homeless men in the Toronto area. Besides giving the men a safe place to go during the day and providing meals, clothing, internet and many other services, Haven Toronto also advocates for affordable housing and a large number of elder issues.
The Heat Is On To Help The Homeless
It’s no surprise that summer wins hands-down as Canada’s favorite season. Canadians enjoy the great outdoors and when it comes to summer amusement, running, hiking and biking, watersports, and camping are top activities.
However, being outdoors in the heat and sun is not everyone’s idea of fun. Particularly elder homeless men who are already under significant stress because of challenging living conditions. Adding unbearable heat for long periods of time can trigger troublesome health issues.
Read more here!
Haven Toronto invites you to Walktober, a virtual walk in support of elder homeless men.
During the month of October, walk, hike, run or bike, any day, any distance. Set a goal and challenge yourself. Invite family and friends to join your team or support you with a donation towards your goal.
Proceeds help reduce barriers – and steps – to accessing programs and supports vital to the health and wellbeing of elder homeless men, including health care, housing and food security.
As you crank up the AC yet another notch please consider helping those who can’t escape the heat as easily. It’s so easy – shop online at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share site! Anything you purchase there goes directly to an elder homeless man in need, and seasonal inventory ensures that much-needed supplies are readily at hand.
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 advocates for Canadian youth in the foster care system
Through no fault of their own, youth in and from care go through a lot of hardships early in life. These challenges become increasingly difficult to overcome when experiencing intersecting challenges.
This can be even more difficult for youth in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, which is why it is important that we learn about the challenges that these youth face so we can help reduce them. 82% of children and youth in care have been diagnosed with physical, cognitive, emotional, or social problems. Every youth in and from care deserves a support system where they feel loved and respected. If you, or someone you know is interested in learning more about the 2SLGBTQ+ community and the barriers they often face, click here.
In Canada, 52.2% of children who are under the age of 15 and living in foster care are Indigenous, even though Indigenous children account for only 7.7% of the total child population.
The Children’s Aid Foundation provides programs to support Indigenous youth in and from care such as the Back to the Land program. Through attending culturally specific camps and retreats, receiving instruction in traditional arts and cooking, and experiencing cultural holiday celebrations, youth can connect to their culture in ways they otherwise could not have.
You can help make a difference too! Check our First Nations Caring Society’s blog post, 7 Free Ways to Make a Difference.
Read all the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
Making a donation to The Children’s Aid Foundation is easy! Just click on the logo below and give what you can – every penny helps!
Jackie shared a recent family moment from Camp Dada with Sawyer in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:
ER: The Domino Heart – POP
Friday July 22, 1pm
Lucy’s patient finally gets the call to receive a heart transplant, but there are complications. Dr. Greene interferes in a gay couple’s domestic situation. Corday tricked her patient who murdered several women and now he’s being transferred to a county jail.
See screen caps here!
Shooter – SHO/ SHOe
Saturday July 23, 9pm/ Monday July 25, 1pm
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after hearing 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.
See screen caps here!
Check here every week for current TV airings!
This month we have 639 caps from Season 1 of Urban Angel, Episode 5 Fire and Ice.
Victor discovers a powerful new drug on the streets of Montreal: “ice ”. Frustrated by the Tribune’s lack of interest, he goes undercover to get the story.
Based on the memoirs of Canadian journalist Victor Malarek, Urban Angel chronicles the journey of a street-wise 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.
You can watch the episode online here.
Here is a direct link to the album 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 24: Lyo and Bijou
Lyo and Bijou
There was a donkey called Lyo
and a goat called Bijou.
Lyo’s and Bijou’s home was
in a beautiful green valley.
But – they didn’t like it there.
They wanted to have some fun!
“Let’s go away somewhere,”
said Lyo. “Let’s go to the town!”
“That’s a good idea,” said Bijou.
“But how can we get there?”
“when we’re told to do something,
let’s not do it,” said Lyo.
“Then our master will get angry.”
… to be continued next month!
And… the master was angry.
“I’ll get Lyo and Bijou a new master,”
So Lyo and Bijou got a new master
and away they went to the town.
“How happy we’ll be,” they thought.
But – the new master made Lyo and
Bijou work and
Oh, how they wished to be back
in the valley.
One night Lyo said,
“Let’s go and see our old master.
Maybe he’ll let us come back.”
So Lyo and Bijou went back
to the valley.
Alaina has posted a great new portrait in her Instagram Feed – check it out!
If you get a chance please visit her website for all sorts of unique merchandise, including her own book!
Greyston shared another beautiful photo of his home on Salt Spring Island, BC. Greyston is a phenomenal photographer – check out his work on his Instagram Feed!
Greyston and his partner Cristina are expecting a baby soon! Congratulations and best wishes!
Greyston played Louis’ character’s son on Durham County – now he’s making the step to fatherhood himself!
I just finished a film for Lifetime about the Amish. It doesn’t have a name yet but I’ll let you know when it does.
Hands up who’s excited for the the 2022 LEO awards on July 5?
Bucketheads has been nominated for:
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – BEST SOUND – BEST MUSICAL SCORE for a Short Drama.
Hats off to the incredible people who make up these talented teams, we are super proud of these nominations.
Congratulations to our sound team Matt Ryan, Nolan McNaughton, Stefan Seslija, Fanny Riguidel, Dave Chick, Ireri Barron, Alex Macia, Devon Quelch!
Dennis has a new show coming out and tweeted about it on June 22:
“Woke up this morning to see that The Imperfects teaser has just inched past 3 million. Thanks for checking it out!”
Mr. Jasper Jones Goes to Family Law!
Patrick considers himself very lucky to be able to hang out with a dog on set!
Patrick has a recurring role on the series in which members of a dysfunctional family reluctantly work together at their father’s law firm to help other equally dysfunctional families.
“Today is the first day of official summer. I’ve been manifesting a good one. Definitely a picnic, definitely vegan ice cream at said picnic. It’s hard to learn new things.
That’s why I’m rereading Heroes of Olympus, something old and comforting is like going home. This is your reminder to read something you love, and learn something new.
Happy summer everyone!”
Eric’s company EB Painting is staying plenty busy. Visit their website for more info and to book them for a job!
“We just finished a huge exterior strata paint job including all siding, trim, posts and beams!
Our team can help with your large-scale projects, taking pressure off property managers and making the painting process nice and easy!”
Jen and her husband Ben Immanuel are currently working together on the short comedy film Cancelled in Kyoto.
Ben is the director of Haven Acting Studio in Vancouver, where our friend Troy Mundle is a regular student.
Check out their website for information about upcoming workshops and classes!
Rob Munic and Ingrid Rogers
“Our first show, all of our first time together in years. We’ve missed this connection so much. This is what it’s about. Music feeds the heart. Reggae music fills your soul. Last night Jamaica showed up! @skatalites @thirdworldband @thewailersofficial had us on our feet and elevated to new heights.
We danced. We sang. We laughed. We embraced. (We got contact high) One love. All love. Irie. Rasta. Love my Fam right here mucho.”
Peter was a guest at Duke City Comic Con, and he shared a few pictures of the experience.
Come meet me this weekend @DukeCityCC in Albuquerque,NM June 24-26th, 2022. I have NEVER been to Albuquerque and am very excited to attend! Let’s have some fun everyone!
I am Fan-Boying over Catherine Mary Stewart…
She is soo lovely and nice! Thanks for the pic!
Peter’s booth at Duke City Comic Con – all ready for lots of friends!
“A great “Tide’s Out” kind of day today. My mind needed the break…”
Bradley writes about his latest movie Crawlspace:
“This film was one hell of a ride to make. July. Heat wave. Playing another subtle character (yes that’s me face first on the floor of this poster with possessed eyes and a firearm in hand). Guided by our incomparable director @lgustavocooper under the the watchful eye of @scottjkarol we dug deep and tried to churn up some fun for you all. Available on VOD now.
Thanks for the nice write up @beentothemovies; we had a blast making this thing!”
SO BERRY NUTRITIOUS
Our friend (and frequent Louis photo supplier) Jackie has an Instagram feed for sharing her culinary creations. Every month she will contribute a recipe you can all try out, knowing that the result will be both nutritious and delicious!
Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie
This rich strawberry chocolate smoothie will satisfy any chocolate cravings! It’s so delicious and filling. A great morning or afternoon snack. Yumm!
1/2 cup of strawberries, cut in half
Earth’s Own Vanilla Oat Milk
1/2 Tbsp Chia seeds
1/2 Tbsp Organic Cocoa Powder
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder. I used Vega salted caramel.
Sprinkle of coconut for garnish
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish with fresh strawberries and coconut.
And that, dear Friends, is about it for this month! Thanks for visiting often! Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all the Louis news you can handle and TV reminders!
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