Published August 2022
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As summer is winding down in the Northern hemisphere and things are heating up Down Under we gather in the comfort of cyberspace for our monthly Ferreira Fest celebration where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have everybody’s latest news, lots of video clips, our exclusive Reading Series, screen caps of Durham County and much more! Grab a refreshing pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
Upcoming Ability Online Fundraiser: Whisky for a Cause
Don’t miss our first event since 2019! Tickets are limited and have already started selling! Go to www.abilityonline.org and click on the event page to order.
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!
Ability Gives, the equipment fundraising arm of Ability Online, is still sponsoring Lamitta. Please help this amazing young girl who needs a special chair to live her life to the fullest!
Of course you can always donate to the general operating fund of Ability Online and help ensure that kids, youth and young adults with disabilities will always have a safe, bully-free online environment where they can meet and communicate – just click on the logo below to give.
Haven Toronto is the city’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men, but they do so much more than just provide a safe indoor space: they serve healthy meals, provide showers and clothing and basic medical care. They are also tireless advocates for affordable housing and elder rights.
We are so fortunate to have Emma O’Neill support our work, and her 2nd win for our ads speaks to her and the team’s exceptional professionalism and their craft. Thank you Emma, Dave Calvert & Chris Shapcotte.
“About last night… This happened: I won for Best Radio Performance for a Public Service Announcement I voiced for Haven Toronto! I am so very grateful.”
Walktober has begun!
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.
Five Ways Hiking Is Good For You
At first glance, hiking is a terrific way to see nature and be healthy. But there’s more than meets the eye. The experience of hiking is unique, with benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. Here are 5 ways hiking is good for you …
For those living in Ontario, here are the 10 Top Hikes in Ontario, and if you live elsewhere, do a web search for hiking trails in your area, or simply explore your neighborhood!
When you come back from your hike, visit Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share page: everything you purchase there goes directly to an elder homeless man in need – no middleman required! There is something for every budget, no matter how small, and every item purchased will help!
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
There are many ways for you to give to the Children’s Aid Foundation, so they can support children and youth in Canada’s foster care system
Did you know that you can donate your extra Aeroplan points to help raise funds to support children, youth and families who have experienced the child welfare system? To donate your points today, visit this link. It only takes a few minutes!
The Teddy Bear Fund
Our Teddy Bear Fund helps address the critical needs of children, youth and families experiencing child welfare, with a focus on initiatives that strengthen families and prevent children from growing up in government care. The Fund supports programs such as Engaging Fathers, Mothers in Mind and a Camp Program. Click on the images below to learn more about them and donate now via this link.
You can always read the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz.
Your donations are always welcome for the general fund – just click on the logo below to give. The process is simple and secure.
After a decade the show is still making headlines. A recent interview with Joseph Mallozzi, one of its producers, has brought the position of the saga within the franchise into a new light.
Louis played Colonel Everett Young, the tragic and deeply conflicted commander of the Destiny. The series also starred our friends Bradley Stryker, Peter Kelamis, Jennifer Spence, Patrick Gilmore and Alaina Huffman.
Read the original article at Gateworld, and a similar take on the interview at Bleeding Cool.
Remembering Anne Heche, 1969-2022
Anne Celeste Heche, the 53-year-old Emmy Award-nominee actress, has died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. On Friday, August 12th, the doctors established that she was brain dead, but still on life support in anticipation of organ donations. On Sunday, August 14th, a recipient was found for a donation, and the life support was disconnected.
Louis worked with Anne Heche on the short-lived series Aftermath. While Anne played one of the main characters, Karen Copeland, the mother of the family who experiences the end of the world as we know it, Louis voiced the character of Bob ‘Moondog’ Black, a mysterious radio personality who remained on air and seemed to know what was going on. The character appeared in the final two episodes of the series, Now That We Talk Of Dying and Whispers Of Immortality.
As mentioned above, Anne saved lives even in her passing because she was an organ donor. Becoming an organ donor is easy – in the US you simply choose the status when you apply for or renew your driver’s license, or you can register online at organdonor.gov. You can do a simple web search for your country’s policies if you live elsewhere. Thousands of people of all ages die because a suitable organ match could not be found, while so many are simply buried or cremated. If you’re hesitant or don’t know much about the process, please educate yourself and make the decision to become a donor today.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:
Shooter – AMC
Sunday August 21, 6pm and 11:16pm
Tuesday August 30, 7pm
Wednesday August 31, 2pm
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 419 screen caps from the series Durham County – Season 1, episode 3 Divide and Conquer. Louis plays one of his creepiest roles to date, the deeply conflicted Ray Prager. Our friend Greyston Holt plays Louis’ character’s son, Ray Jr.
Mike Sweeney finds it extremely difficult to hide an awful secret. Ray crosses paths with a murderer and another woman is killed.
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 25: Lyo and Bijou (continued)
… to be continued next month!
“Do you think the old master let
them come back, Pat?” asked Mother.
“Oh, I hope so,” answered Pat.
“He did, Pat, for he was
a good man,” said Mother.
Now Lyo and Bijou are sorry
they wanted to go away.
And when they are told to do
something, they do it.
Pat got ready for bed.
He looked out the window.
There was the clubhouse tree.
Somewhere up there was a pretty nest.
He looked around the room.
He thought of Mother and Daddy
and the boys.
“It’s good to be home,” he thought.
He liked his soft bed.
“I’m going to be a good boy…”
Pat was asleep.
Franco Lo Presti
Franco Lo Presti was interviewed about 14 Love Letters, his recent film on the Hallmark Channel. Here is a short excerpt:
“Louis Ferreira, who played my father in ‘Bad Blood’ has become my mentor in life and he is like a second father to me,” he said. “I made so many wonderful, life-lasting connections on that show. We became a family.”
Congrats on the new gig, Franco, and way to go!! Read the entire article here.
Alaina is at the Colorado Springs Comic Con this weekend, August 19-21, 2022 at the Broadmoor World Arena.
Get your tickets here.
We’ll have photos of the event next month!
Alaina shared a Twyla Twist boot appreciation post. Twyla was the character she played in the series Riverdale, and she stood out due to her colorful and creative footwear!
Karyn had an interview published, talking about one of her specialties – coaching intimacy onscreen.
Intimacy in film can be very traumatic for actors who do not receive proper guidance; intimacy directors provide them with tools and actions to deal with any issues caused by having to act out intimate scenes in front of the camera or on stage.
“This weekend is filled with a lot of full emotions! Very honored to have the opportunity to talk about intimacy onscreen with The Vancouver Sun!”
Justin is a personal trainer and a stunt performer in the Vancouver film industry. He recently had a stunt role in the series Peacemaker, which airs on HBO Max.
“That time Darcy Hinds and I got attacked by butterflies in a jail cell…”
“I start a new show called So Help Me Todd next week. Season 1! Let’s hope it’s a hit!”
We’ll keep our fingers crossed! For film industry people like Amanda a sudden show cancellation is a financial disaster. Contracts are often signed well ahead of filming, and if the show is cancelled they are essentially jobless until a new round of shows starts production. A hit show renewal means job security for the near future. Best wishes to our resident script supervisor!
Coming soon on Lifetime TV!
From a recent article on Deadline.com:
House of Chains is inspired by the disturbing true story of a troubled married couple who imprisoned their six children within their home due to an intense religious ideology. It tells the story of a seemingly normal, suburban family whose dark secrets remained hidden for years. Following their own set of strict religious beliefs, parents Laura (Suvari) and Tye (Holt) keep their children separated from the outside world. As the children grow older and begin to ask questions, Laura and Tye become increasingly authoritarian, leading them down a path of child abuse, neglect and imprisonment. In order to keep their younger siblings safe and to free themselves from their parents the older children band together and risk an escape to alert authorities and save their family.
Mika has done a number of interviews and articles about her passions – science fiction and rocks.
The Science of Wormholes
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, Science Museum Director Roger Highfield talks to Stargate advisor, Mika McKinnon.
“You get more interesting stories when you have rules that you have to work within – it’s not fun if you can always just magic your way out of a situation and there’s no tension. We were incredibly consistent, not only using real wormhole science but a specific type. Every time we had a new episode, I would go and check if there were any new relevant physics papers. I had about 700 papers by the time we finished.”
– Read the full article here.
After repeated pandemic delays, Gatecon is happening in Vancouver this year!
For the first time, they’re also doing livestream tickets if you desperately want your Stargate fix but aren’t up for travel.
Mika will be on a panel at 11am Friday September 2 ONLY.
For those who like to rock: The most interesting rock formations on the planet, by Mika McKinnon
Think of a rock. It’s angular, grey and on the ground, right? Wrong. Rocks come in a staggering variety of shapes and colours, which help us decipher the stories of their geological lives. Here are just a few of the fantastic rock formations found on this planet…
Eugene’s recently completed movie will air on October 29th on Lifetime!
An Amish Sin, which traces the story of an Amish teen trying to escape her 18th century lifestyle, will premiere October 29. Rachel (Ratzlaff) is an Amish teen who refuses to obey her parents’ command that she marry the man who abused her as a child. When she attempts to run away, she is caught and sent to a “rehab” for Amish girls who don’t follow the rules. Managing to escape from the facility, she makes her way to a neighboring city.
The newest hot movie release Prey features a face you may recognize!
Our friend Troy Mundle (Bucketheads Captain Torin Sereta) plays a French Trapper named Spyglass.
Great job and Congratulations on the role Troy!
“Very thankful to have been part of the team to help tell this story. So much talent, amazing and dedicated people, friends made and memories that will last a lifetime.”
“Also, I came across this on Twitter. Someone replaced Louis’s face with a velociraptor. Enjoy!”
Click on the screencap on the right to watch the little clip of the most famous scene of Breaking Bad.
Eric is trying out a new look! Here’s a recent selfie with a mustache.
Eric’s company Even Better Painting is keeping super busy as everyone is in a race against the clock to get outside paint jobs booked before Winter gets here.
Check out some great examples of their work at Even Better Painting! If your house needs a little professional TLC to look its best, give Eric a call and let his crew work miracles on your home!
Justin has posted a new poem. You can see a full size version in Justin’s Gallery by clicking on the thumbnail.
Mature readers only, please.
Our young friends should go here instead.
When David isn’t writing, recording or performing his music he enjoys making collage-style art. Here are three recent examples of when the muse struck.
Actor and comedian Peter Kelamis joins Elise Baughman on Adventures Anime! And yes, he had her laughing this hard SO many times in the interview!
They chat about Goku in the Ocean Dub of Dragon Ball Z, Rolf in Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy, other voiceover roles, and much more!
Peter is a fantastic voice actor and always has his audience in stitches during con appearances!
Simon King writes:
“Honoured and humbled to have the legend that is Peter Kelamis join us in our brand new studio this week! We talk celebrity luggage, impressions and tell the infamous “Vegas” story.”
What’s Wrong With Simon King – Episode 23 – Peter Kelamis Part I
Peter is very excited to be appearing at Fanboy Expo in Orlando, Florida over Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, 2022. Tickets are still available at the cheaper Early Bird Pricing. Seeing Peter live in action is an unforgettable experience!
“Hope to see you there! Gonna be a fun one!”
Bradley guest starred in Animal Kingdom!
“Filmed this a year ago, and alas it finally hit the ol’ airwaves last night. Fun show. Great cast. Should be a fun ride.”
Animal Kingdom airs Sundays at 9pm on TNT. The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody who, after the death of his mother, moves in with his estranged relatives, the Codys, who run a criminal family enterprise set in Oceanside, California that’s governed by the respected matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody.
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!
“Nothing like a hearty vegetable stew, the ultimate comfort food! Happy cooking, friends!”
1/2 small red onion, diced
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 celery sticks, small dice
2 cups white or brown mushrooms, sliced
6 carrots, sliced
1 cup pees
2 large yellow potatoes, sliced into cubes
1/2 cup red wine
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 carton of vegetable broth
1 tsp parsley, oregano, basil, garlic powder and mixed Italian.
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
Heat a large pot on medium and add grapeseed oil.
Once hot, add onions and sweat for 5-7 mins. Add garlic and celery and stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add your mushrooms and cook on medium high until the natural juices are released.
Add all of your veggies along with vegetable broth, wine and tomato paste. Stir.
Add all of your spices, stir and bring to a boil.
Lower to simmer and cover for an hour or until vegetables are cooked through.
Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
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:
“My hairdresser is retired and only does a few people ( friends) now and she and I have worked out an exchange. She styles my hair and I give her a temporary tattoo.
She had me work on her twice this summer. Once for a backyard party and once for a wedding. Both times to cover her veins on her shin.
We used Jagua to give her a black color.”
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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