Published September 2022
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Fall is right around the corner, and once again we gather here at our monthly Ferreira Fest party where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have a new delicious recipe for you to try out, as well as our exclusive Reading Series, friends and charities news and more! Grab some pumpkin pie and an age-appropriate cocktail at our virtual bar, and come on in!
Ability Online is happy to announce the launch of the brand new and greatly improved Caregiver Community – it will be available at MyAbility.ca. We are so excited to finally be launching this feature! It’s mobile friendly and has tons of new features for member engagement.
Don’t miss our first event since 2019! Tickets are limited and selling fast! 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!
You can always make a direct donation to help provide a safe, bully-free environment by clicking on the logo below – it’s simple and secure.
Open every day, all year, Haven Toronto reduces barriers – and steps – for elder homeless men by providing onsite access to nurses, crisis and housing counsellors, and Support Care Workers.
Clients also access nutritious meals, computers and free WIFI, and showers, laundry and emergency clothing. Learn more at www.haventoronto.ca
Elder homeless men walk 15km a day, on average, to access supports vital to their health and wellbeing.
How far will you go to help? Walk, hike, run or bike this Walktober. Any distance. Any day. 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.
You are invited! On Saturday, October 15th at 10 a.m., Haven Toronto’s team is gathering at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre for an easy hike at the Rouge National Urban Park.
It’s here where we’ll host Walktoberfest, a 7 to 10 minute live-streamed event. During Walktoberfest, we will announce some of the raffle winners following which we will hike the Rouge River Vista Trail. AllTrails says it is an easy 2.6 km hike.
Want to make an immediate difference but don’t know where to start? Simply go shopping at Haven Toronto’s Shop & Share Page – everything you buy there goes directly to an elder homeless man in need, no middleman required – and there’s something for every budget!
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
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our brand-new website! Check it out at cafdn.org. As always, thank you so much for your ongoing support!
Coming soon: New children’s book in partnership with The Wiggles!
We’ve teamed up with The Wiggles to write a new children’s book! Featuring Yellow Wiggle Tsehay, Something in Common tells the story of a group of campers who have all had experience in the child welfare system.
Sign up today to be the first to receive this free e-book when it’s released on September 19!
Something in Common was created and written in collaboration with young people who have experienced child welfare in Canada.
The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this book are fictitious but have been shaped by the stories and experiences willingly shared by young people from care. The stories of children and youth in and from care are diverse and varied and the characters and narratives portrayed in Something in Common are not representative of all experiences. Thank you to all who participated in the creation of Something in Common! Our generous supporter AMJ Campbell will match each digital download of the Something in Common e-book with a $1 donation, up to a total of $30,000 CAD.
Are you interested in volunteering with children and youth involved with the child welfare system? We need you! Big Steps to Success, a mentorship program designed in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada for kids in care, is actively recruiting volunteer mentors. Our Big Steps to Success program, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, is working to change the lives of children by providing them with the opportunity to build stable relationships with trusted adults, helping them to thrive socially and emotionally. Do you want to help change a child’s life by donating your time and expertise? Hundreds of children are waiting for mentors right now! Help build a lifeline that lasts a lifetime.
Get moving for kids in care at our upcoming events!
This October, make a difference while moving and having fun! On October 16, join us at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon to run or walk for kids in care.
Throughout the month, you can also rally your friends and family to donate by participating in our Stand Up For Kids Family Challenge!
You can always read up on the latest news in the online newsletter The Buzz, and if none of the current activities are for you you can always make a donation to the general fund where the money goes where it’s most needed. Just click on the logo below to give!
Louis and Jackie are currently travelling in Europe, visiting Portugal, Spain and Malta.
Here they are in Lisbon!
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming weeks:
Shooter – PAR
Wednesday September 21, 1:30am and 11pm
Friday September 30, 8pm
Saturday October 1, 1:30am
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!
NCIS: A Desperate Man – SUND
Monday September 26, 10pm
A navy lieutenant is murdered, and the team investigates while being interrupted by her husband, who is a detective; and Ray Cruz returns to talk to Ziva about their possible future together.
See screen caps here!
Check here every week for current TV airings!
This month we have 410 screen caps from the series Missing (a.k.a. 1-800-MISSING), episode 304 Off The Grid.
A mother and her young children witness a middle-aged woman being kidnapped in a parking lot. Jess has a vision while trying to corner a suspect that nearly lets him get away. The agents discover that the woman was trying to be as anonymous and invisible as possible and they learn a horrifying secret that hits too close to home for Nicole, who reveals a deadly secret about her childhood. Meanwhile, Antonio encourages Nicole to share what’s bothering her and Jess is asked out by Colin, the undercover agent she worked with previously.
(written by by van_whistler)
Louis plays FBI Assistant Director John Pollock.
Here is a direct link to the album or click on the image 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 26: Lost! – A Dog! Part 1
“Mommy! MR. MUGS IS LOST!
HE’S LOST! HE’S LOST!” Pat shouted.
“How do you know he’s lost?” asked Mother.
“Where did you look?”
“I looked around outside and in the rooms!”
“He’s not here.
I can’t find him!”
“Ask the boys,”
“Maybe they saw him.
Don’t cry, Pat.
Someone will find him.”
To be continued next month!
Pat told Mark and Tom about Mr. Mugs.
“Don’t cry, Pat,” said Mark.
“He’ll come back.
Let’s go into the clubhouse and think.
I can think inside the clubhouse.”
They thought and thought
about Mr. Mugs. Then Mark said,
“This is what we should do.
Pat, you go and ask Cathy and your friends.
Tom, you go up our street.
That should do it. We’ll find that dog!”
Away they went.
Alaina will appear at the 5th DarkLight Con in Paris, France, October 8-9!
Following the fourth edition of their Supernatural convention, People Convention announced that they will bring the cast back to Paris for a fifth event. The convention will take place on October 8-9, 2022 at the Hilton Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Tickets and extras are available on the website.
Amanda writes: “Just moving along. New show is fun!”
Amanda is the Script Supervisor for the new series So Help Me Todd.
The series premieres on CBS on September 29 at 9pm EDT. Click on the thumbnail to read more about it.
Mika was a guest at Vancouver’s GateCon over Labor Day weekend. She writes:
“It’s so good to see my Stargate family again after so long…”
Of course she couldn’t resist taking a picture in front of a Stargate!
Dennis Heaton’s new series The Imperfects dropped worldwide on Netflix on Thursday September 8! Watch the full trailer here!
Dennis writes: “Woke up to this pleasant surprise!”
The drama revolves around three twenty-somethings who, following an experimental gene therapy, are turned into monsters who band together to hunt down the scientist responsible and force him to make them human again. Dr. Sydney Burke, a brilliant scientist looking to fix her past mistakes, both professional and ethical, allies with Abbi, Juan and Tilda to track down the scientist responsible for their grim fates. Meanwhile, Dr. Alex Sarkov, a former child prodigy, refuses to let anyone or anything interfere with his goal of rewriting the human genome and ushering in the next stage of human evolution.
If you love the music used in The Imperfects, you can find the complete soundtracks here!
“There’s nothing like healing your inner child. Nothing like ice cream on a park bench, or windows down driving. Summer’s coming to a close and I’ll confess it’s been a long one. (Tough breaks, mosquitoes, internal turmoil.) BUT when you’re on a swing, wind in your hair, friends’ laughter in your ears. The view is nothing but clear skies and sunshine. Remember that.”
While Eric is travelling in the Mediterranean his company Even Better Painting gave this house a full exterior makeover! For more examples and to book them for your next paint job visit their website!
“When I was a kid, my teachers wanted to put me on medication because I couldn’t sit still. Had a million thoughts at once coming in on all channels. I Wanted you to stand up and sing and act and write skits because I could understand that – but I couldn’t do math, algebra? No way. All the numbers were just scrambled in my head. As this went on, Camp counselors, certain adults were always telling me to sit down. Shut up. Be quite. You’re too loud. And my personal favorite which I will never forget, “Do you have to be so passionate about everything you do?! Well the simple answer then-and now is “F*ck, yes.” I was told time and time again, “You trying to create a revolution!? It will never work.” I wasn’t trying to revolt for the sake of chaos. Yeah, I was a handful. I was trying desperately to express what was inside of me – but couldn’t articulate it with my wildly creative ADHD brain firing off in all directions at once. So then this shirt appears in the mail from my Sis. And at first I didn’t see it. Then I looked again and there it was! The granular motivation I was trying to get out and To put into the world, is right here on this shirt.
Inside of every Revolution is LOVE. Lead with it. Look for it. Hold on to it and then CREATE your revolution. And yes, this is my real hair – long on its way to being donated in two more years when it reaches max length for Locks of Love and to my sis, thanks for the killer Tee and reminder: we are all here for the love.”
“Next stop on the Klam Con Train… San Diego! October 15-16, 2022.”
The event will take place at the Scottish Rite Center.
Read more about it and book your tickets here.
NETFLIX’s Devil in Ohio officially premiered September 2nd. We’re very excited for you all to finally meet the ever charming Sheriff Wilkins. Congrats to Daria Polatin and her wildly talented cast/ crew for bringing this story to life!
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!
Mixed Gourmet Mushroom Creamy Pasta
This pasta is soooo creamy and delicious you won’t be able to stop eating it! Packed with fresh assorted mushrooms with different textures that every bite is one to look forward too. Yumm!
Ingredients for creamy sauce:
1 cup cashews soaked in boiling hot water for 30 minutes-1 hour
¾ cup water or mushroom broth
¼ cup nutritional yeast
1 clove garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 Tablespoon vegan butter or sub for oil
Box of assorted gourmet mushrooms
1 Tablespoon lemon juice about ½ lemon, juices
truffle salt to taste
Grape tomatoes, sliced
1 Tablespoon truffle oil (to drizzle)
First, add the cashews to a bowl with boiling hot water and soak for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can also add the cashews to a bowl of cold water, cover, and soak in the fridge for 6-8 hours.
While the cashews are soaking, cook the pasta according to instructions on the package. Once cooked, strain and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, add the vegan butter to a frying pan on medium high. Once the butter begins to sizzle, add the mushrooms and lemon juice to the pan and stir. Sautéed until natural juices appear. Add the tomatoes and parsley and stir. Sauté until mushrooms are beginning to brown and liquid has evaporated.
Make the cream sauce. First, strain the soaked cashews. Then, add the soaked cashews, water or mushroom broth, nutritional yeast, garlic, sat and pepper to a blender. Blend until a thick and smooth sauce forms.
Add the pasta and sauce to mushrooms and stir. Drizzle the truffle oil and stir. Serve and enjoy! Yumm!
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