It’s time for another Ferreira Fest! Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and autumn has arrived Down Under, and like every month on the 20th day we gather here and check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have lots of goodies for you, from photos to recipes, and lots of things that will make you smile. Celebrate today’s solar eclipse, grab an age-appropriate cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!
Do you believe in Magic?
Join us for a virtual magic show featuring Professional Magician Sawyer Bullock, May 27th from 4 – 5 p.m. EST
A minimum donation of $5 is requested, and all donations will receive a tax receipt. Only one donation per household is requested. The whole family is welcome!
A link will be emailed the morning of the event.
Funds raised will help support virtual programs, including “Project Magic”, for the members of Ability Online.
If magic isn’t your thing, or your life has too much of it already (lucky you!) you can always donate directly by clicking on the logo below. Help children, youth and young adults with disabilities by providing them with a bully-free safe online gathering place!
Haven Toronto is the city’s only daytime shelter for elder homeless men, but they are so much more!
Haven Toronto reduces barriers to health care, housing and food security and provides access to a full-time nurse, counsellors, healthy meals and more. Catch up. Be informed. Stay engaged. SUBSCRIBE. Enjoy weekly blogs and quarterly newsletters with local and national news and insights on issues of poverty, homelessness, social isolation and mental illness.
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
Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is our country’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth and families involved in the child welfare system.
In honor of World Social Work Day, we interviewed Kevin Yarde, a social worker and Supervisor of the TO Investigation Multi-Service Team at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST). We had a far-reaching discussion covering everything from the role of social workers, anti-Black racism and his previous work as Anti-Black Racism Practice Integration Lead, and diversity. June marks 23 years since Kevin joined the team at CAST and feels a responsibility to do the work in a way that honors and acknowledges the strengths of the children, youth, and families they serve.
Read the interview here!
You can always read the latest news here. If you would like to support Canada’s children in the foster care system, please click on the logo below to donate. It’s easy and secure!
Jackie shared a few nice shots from a trip to Palm Springs. Thanks, Jackie!
It’s been years since both the show and its spinoff ended, but people are still passionate about it, and currently there are a few terrific parodies out there. Here is the infamous “Say My Name” scene and more!
Lizzy (stage name: OwlKitty) is a two year-old cat living in Portland, Oregon. She stars in all your favorite movies and tv shows and gets lots of treats and cuddles in return. Offscreen, Lizzy loves her laser pointer, her adoptive mother (a 10 year-old tabby) and the taste of cream cheese. She’s never caught a bird.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming weeks:
April 20, 12:45am/ 1:15pm on AMC
In this tasty romantic drama, a cocky skirt-chasing bartender drops out of law school in search of a top-shelf lifestyle. Later, his romance with a pretty waitress is threatened by an alluring fashion executive who wants him all to herself.
See screen caps here!
NCIS 913 – A Desperate Man
April 22, 8am on PAR
A navy lieutenant is murdered, and the team investigates while being interrupted by her husband, who is a detective (Louis Ferreira); and Ray Cruz returns to talk to Ziva about their possible future together.
See screen caps here!
April 22, 6:50pm on TMC
April 24, 4pm on FLIXe
April 27, 8pm on TMC
May 2, 2:15pm on FLIXe
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 807 screen caps from the sitcom series Hidden Hills – one of Louis’ personal favorites. Louis plays harried suburban family man Doug Barber.
In episode 105 The Getaway, Doug plans a romantic getaway weekend with his wife Janine, but they discover five other couples from Hidden Hills are at the same resort. Of course, misunderstandings and hilarity ensue.
Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the screen cap below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZQ9fh0y-O4RNtDb6v3VdXTdo2InMYuFZ?usp=sharing
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 33: Lost! – A Dog! Part 2 (continued)
… to be continued next month!
Mother and Daddy heard the cans.
They heard the boys laughing.
“What on earth was that!” shouted Daddy.
“What’s wrong out there?”
“Nothing!” Pat shouted back.
“Mr. Mugs is home! HERE HE IS!”
“Look, boys,” called Mother.
“How about sleeping in the house tonight? I think there’s room for about three boys and one dog!”
“That sounds good to me!” laughed Pat.
Alaina was a guest at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2023 earlier this month. Looks like everyone had lots of fun!
Alaina’s comic Agent Mom is being revived! The new issue will be available July 2023 from Caliburn Comics. Stand by for more news!
Karyn has a new haircut and a whole new look!
“No filter ALL ME”
Eugene traveled to Palm Springs this month to meet up with Louis and Jackie and enjoy a well-deserved vacation in beautiful Southern California!
Patrick is currently starring in the new series School Spirits. He writes:
“Mr. A’s yearbook photo. The School Spirits season 1 finale is out now on Paramount Plus (in the US only)!
Thank you for all the School Spirits love!”
Aidan Ferreira is also in the show – scroll down to read more.
Eric’s Paint Company is kicking into high gear now that the weather is getting warmer!
Our team totally revised the appearance of this home! Exterior painting not only keeps your home looking great, but also protects the structure from that Vancouver weather.
Give us a call for a free quote! 604-359-7979
We are experts in managing all types of larger-scale projects: low rise, high rise, town homes and more. We can create a customized plan based on your painting project needs and budget. Hiring the right company to take on a large-scale paint job may be overwhelming or tedious. Key skills such as project management, safety compliance, and quality assurance on service delivery will ensure your project is completed effectively. We have a trained and experienced team that can take on your project and meet all of your needs.
Justin has shared two new poems. Click on the thumbnail images to read them – mature readers only, please!
Check out the entire gallery and poem collection here.
David posted a photo of himself when he was a little boy.
“Friendly reminder than I’m a pirate.”
It must be the parrot…
“I had the absolute pleasure of working with two of the nicest and most top shelf actors in the biz,
Mireille Enos and Chris Diamantopoulos in an episode of Lucky Hank on AMC.
This show is the real deal, the scripts are SO good, the whole team is superb.”
Ingrid has been busy remodeling her new house and discovering how much she loves the process.
“Transitions of life…
They can be beautiful and joyful and exhilarating and they can be challenging and rough and messy. That’s life and living.
There’s a peace that comes with being willing to experience it all with the intention to live above the turbulence and make something beautiful rather than slide into the b.s. I’ve found that the roughest experiences are often exquisitely transformative. Mindset and intention are everything.
The physical transformations of this house are reflective of my recent life changes. Click to see the before and after of this staircase.
Walls came down and things got wild and unwieldy and then this beautiful, sturdy oak staircase emerged.
It’s never too late to transform.
It’s never too late to create.
And it‘s definitely never too late to start living.”
“Are you just existing or really living?
Did you know there’s an art to living? I truly believe there is and I decided to tap into that flow and see where it takes me. I don’t totally know what this means yet but it includes beauty, creativity and connection; aesthetics, purpose and expression.
The renovation of this house is my transition to a new way of living and the backdrop for an exciting new adventure.
I hope you’ll join me in discovering the beauty of life and the art of living.”
Rob shared a story from his early career – click on one of the screen shots to watch the whole video.
“So 35 years ago my first agent called and said I had an audition for a new director who was shooting a @levis 501 campaign. If I booked it – it would get my SAG card. So I go on the audition and end up booking the spot. On the day the director wanted my head to almost hit the ceiling – he kept on encouraging me to go “ HIGHER. HIGHER”. The bed was rigged to bust apart. Didn’t have real springs – I was doing the best I could. The director was amazing take after take. The most important shot was at the end to make sure I showed the pockets. Fun fact – these were my own shorts. My own stunts. My own ass and also that young director who gave me my first shot probably had no idea how much he helped me go HIGHER for the next 35 years. Also a fun fact – my ass ain’t that bouncy no more.”
“It was amazing appearing in this last week’s episode of The Flash. Great Cast and Crew! Thanks!”
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!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
“I’m obsessed with these cookies! They are insanely delicious so I hope you all enjoy.
Happy baking, friends!”
- 1 tbsp egg replacer
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (reduce salt if using salted peanut butter)
- 1/4 cup mini vegan chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- Preheat your oven to 350°F, prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the egg replacer and water to a bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
- Add the coconut, oats, coconut sugar, baking powder, sea salt and chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
- Add the peanut butter, vanilla and maple syrup to the same bowl as the egg replacer. Mix until combined and thick.
- Add the thick mixture to the dry ingredients and mix together. It will seem very dry and first but really get in there and mix well. I like to use my hands.
- Lightly wet your hands and begin to form 12 small balls and place on baking sheets. Once done, press the balls into cookies forming the edges.
- If there is left over chocolate chips just press them into the cookies.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. They will come out delicate looking but will firm as they cool. The bottoms will be lightly browned. 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:
“We had one event in which Gala did face painting and I did henna.
It was good to work as mother and daughter, and now that she is an art student, she is even more special!”
Here are a few photos:
ODDS & ENDS
Aidan Ferreira in School Spirits
Louis’ son Aidan is currently in the new series School Spirits. Our friend Patrick Gilmore also stars in the show. Here are a few screen shots he posted!
Sarah Polley’s Oscar Win
Last month we reported that Sarah Polley won an Oscar. She played Louis’ onscreen wife Ana in The Dawn of the Dead. Sarah’s son played a hilarious prank on her and the story made it all the way into the national news. Check it out!
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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