Published May 2023
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It’s the 20th of the month again, and this means we’ll check in with Louis Ferreira’s friends and charities, and see what else is in the news that is important for our little circle! We have the usual rubrics and updates, a new recipe for you to try out, and another section of our exclusive Reading Series, for our young and young-at-heart visitors. Grab a refreshing pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in! Pool’s open!
Ability Online‘s Magic Show fundraiser is coming up next week! If you haven’t reserved your tickets yet please do so soon – a donation of $5 minimum will get you access to the online event!
Click on the poster or here to send an email to admin Michelle and secure your spot!
If magic isn’t your thing, consider volunteering! Get as much as you give (and a whole lot more)! Volunteers are the heart and soul of Ability Online. We couldn’t and wouldn’t exist without them. They come from all walks of life, and personalities, and they have a varied mix of life skills, roles, and perspectives.
Together, they contribute a vibrant diversity to our organization that makes it an exhilarating place to be.
All of our volunteer opportunities qualify for community service hours. Unpaid student internships are also available for College and University students. For any kind of volunteering with Ability Online, the first step is always to get to know us, and then decide what role you might want to play. Orientations and training is done over the phone and online. No travel required! For close encounters of the right kind, contact us.
Of course you can always make a direct donation to help kids with disabilities – Ability Online provides a safe, bully-free online environment for them. Click on the logo below to make a tax-deductible donation!
Haven Toronto is the only drop-in center in Canada dedicated to elder homeless men. Haven Toronto is a sanctuary where elder men can feel safe, form and cultivate friendships, and be part of a community.
On the Shop & Share site you can be part of the solution – you can purchase food for the clients there, from a single meal to food for a week for one man, to entire meals for everyone: there’s something for every budget! Apart from meals you can also purchase clothing and other supplies that will go straight to an elder homeless man in need – no middle man required!
We support elder men impacted by poverty & homelessness, who have gone without eating due to a lack of money, and who enjoy a healthy hot meal thanks to the generosity of Second Harvest.
Food Rescue is the action of preventing good surplus food from being wasted by collecting it and redistributing it to feed people in need.
We work with businesses across the food supply chain to reduce the amount of edible food going to waste, which in turn averts the release of millions of pounds of greenhouse gases. The food Second Harvest recovers is redirected to thousands of charities and non-profit organizations, ensuring more people have access to healthy food.
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
Sweetness is ecstatic to announce a partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to release a limited edition Stand Up For Kids Colouring Cookie Kit. Ten percent of all sales from the kits will be donated to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada to support its programs and services for children and youth in need.
The ultimate ‘Snack-tivity’ motivates kids to unleash their self expression by simply playing with their food!
Sweetness had such a great response to the launch of their new limited edition Stand Up For Kids cookie kit!
Here’s a little bit more information about the children and youth it supports. Click on the thumbnail images to view the full infographics.
The 3-pack Stand Up For Kids cookie kit in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is now available on our website and in selected retailers near you! Get yours today!
There are so many creative fundraisers out there! Check out the one with the two seventh graders who participated in a writing contest and donated the proceeds of their books to the Foundation!
You can always give directly to help children in the foster care system get a better start in life – every penny helps! Click on the logo below to start.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming weeks. It’s another Shooter festival!
May 21, 4pm – SHO
May 22, 3:45pm – FLIXe
May 24, 10:10pm – SHO
May 27, 8pm – FLIXe
May 28, 12:50pm, 10pm – SHOe
May 29, 12:15pm – SHO
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!
“Even-keeled, tactical in his thinking, and almost always at odds with SGU’s brilliant-but-erratic Dr. Rush, Col. Everett Young (Louis Ferreira) represented the final word in military experience and leadership aboard the Destiny. Fittingly, Ferreira brought plenty of actual acting experience to his Stargate role, having previously appeared in dozens of movies and TV series — under his early-career stage name of Justin Louis — from the 1980s onward. Though his post-SGU career features a lengthy starring turn in Canadian crime series Motive (as Detective Oscar Vega) and an extended stint on The Man in the High Castle as a D.C. resistance leader, tons of TV fans likely know Ferreira’s later work via his short but high-impact turn as would-be meth kingpin Declan on the final season of Breaking Bad, as well as via the later films in the Saw horror-verse, where he played recurring minor antagonist Art Blank.”
Review: Stargate Universe – A Stargate For The Rest of Us
This 14 year old review by Tony Matutai at TVOvermind has re-surfaced, and it’s absolutely worth reading (or reading again!). Not only does it give a concise introduction to the show, it also zeroes in on the complexity of the characters and storyline, such as “the tough and fair leader afflicted by a secret ‘condition’ Col. Everett Young played by Louis Ferreira.”
This month we have 425 screen caps from the third season Motive episode 307 Pilot Error.
The victim: pastry chef Chelsea Richmond. The killer: pilot Brad Calgrove, a first officer for his airline.
Chelsea had recently moved from Florida to Vancouver, her cocktail dress clad dead body found frozen in the freezer in her rented house. The detectives will have to discover the reason for Chelsea’s move to discover the motive and Brad as the killer. Meanwhile, Oscar makes some professional and personal decisions based partly on his medical diagnosis. Angie can see that something is happening in Oscar’s life, but doesn’t know what. (Adapted from IMDb)
Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the screen cap below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lnn-DpPivyEgMRav3ObOttCGMKRcRN3l?usp=share_link
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 34: Let’s Make Sure
Let’s Make Sure
- What is the opposite of:
2. Can you make something that is:
Do You Know
1. Why the boys called it the B.C.H.?
2. How Bill made the trap?
3. Why Pat liked the clubhouse tree?
4. Why Mother didn’t punish Pat for going near the nest?
What Do You Think?
1. Why do you think Mother told Pat about Lyo and Bijou?
2. Do you think going away was a good idea? Why or why not?
3. Pat thought Mr. Mugs was lost that day when he went away. Do you think Mr. Mugs was lost?
4. Why did Mother let Pat run away?
Karyn is an Intimacy Coordinator at Principal Intimacy. Those are the people that train actors for scenes with physical intimacy. They can be extremely uncomfortable and Intimacy Coordinators help them prevent and deal with any kind of emotional fallout.
“Proud, honored and grateful to be part of this team. Choreography is a part of the work. This is why you will find me in classes, workshops, at panels, reading books/ articles, connecting in community and continually availing myself to learning and growth opportunities!”
Eugene shared a photo from the filming of Bau, Artist at War.
Eugene played Abraham Bau, the father of the title character Joseph Bau. The movie is based on the true story of Joseph and Rebecca Bau whose wedding took place in the Plaszow concentration camp during World War 2.
The official trailer for Bucketheads Episode 3 has been released! Troy resumes his role as Torin Sereta in this unaffiliated series set in the Star Wars universe. Watch it here!
Patrick had another photo session with Kristine Cofsky from The Portrait Sessions. Kristine does awesome work – be sure to check out here website and Instagram Feed!
Here is one of his latest portraits. He writes:
Thank you @ThePortraitSessions for years of bringing out this smile.”
Sawyer just celebrated her 24th birthday last month!
Happy Birthday, Sawyer!
While Eric is traveling Down Under his company Even Better Painting is doing, well, even better painting in the greater Vancouver area. Check out their website to get free estimates on any paint job – big or small! Got some specialty lighting to hang for an event? Their sister company Even Better Lights has got you covered!
“We stained all of the wood surfaces in this beautiful boathouse structure in Horseshoe Bay last summer!
The Boathouse is a part of the Horseshoe Bay Sanctuary Villas, and includes a wood decked gathering hall that is the perfect on-water venue for a wine-tasting, a pilates workshop or a sailing demo. Upstairs, there is a resident’s lounge, a come-and go casual perch where you can enjoy watching the passing variety of harbor vessels or chat with your neighbors. Check out this link to learn more!”
Justin has been busy and shared five poems! As usual, click on the thumbnails below to see large versions. Adult readers only, please! Our young or under age friends should go here instead.
The entire gallery can be viewed here.
David landed his dream job of composing the music for video games! You can try out his latest gig for Puzzle Wizards – check out the trailer!
“Puzzle Wizards is a new cozy co-op puzzle MMO from the creators of Puzzle Pirates. Puzzle to harvest, craft and battle with friends to restore and decorate your village, power up your wizard and build a new world with your Guild. Puzzle Wizards is in early-access preview on iOS, Android and coming soon to Steam.”
Congratulations, David! Way to go!!
The Destiny team on Stargate Universe was one with many scientists, and one of the most memorable by far was Dr. Lisa Park, played by Jen Spence! Watch her on Dial The Gate for a discussion of her life, career and memories from the other end of the universe.
Jen also shared a recent photo of a scene with Gabrielle Miller and our friend Troy Mundle, as well as Crash the dog. Looks like everyone had a great time!
From Ingrid’s IG Feed (click image to watch the movie):
“A few things I’ve found to be key in the art of living…
Ingrid’s husband Rob Munic posted some great Then And Now photos of Ingrid with her son Ajna for Mother’s Day!
- Honesty with self and others because honestly hiding behind layers of lies big or small is exhausting and unfulfilling.
- Gratitude for the smallest or biggest things in life…a perfect cup of coffee or loving embrace swells the heart and buoys the soul.
- Tapping into true purpose… life takes on a flow and it feels expansive and hopeful.
- Life is here for the taking. Let’s get it!”
Peter was a guest at 4 State Comic Con in Hagerstown, PA!
Peter was at the big Dragonball Z convention…
And then he went on to KamehaCon!
SO BERRY NUTRITIOUS
Our friend Jackie has an Instagram feed 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!
“If you are a pasta lover, this easy to make recipe will keep you coming back for more.
Happy cooking friends!”
- 4 cups assorted mushrooms washed, stems removed and cut into bit sized pieces.
- 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
- 2 tbsp shallots, minced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 3/4 cup veggie stock
- 1 tbsp truffle oil or to taste for drizzling
- 1 to 2 tbsp of olive oil or any neutral tasting vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast or to taste
- Chopped mixed herbs, chives, parsley and basil
- Gluten free spaghetti of choice. I use Jovial GF rice pasta
- Pot of water with a sprinkle of salt
- Heat a large pot over high and sprinkle with salt.
- Heat a large sauté pan over medium to medium high heat. Once hot, add the oil followed by the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook the mushrooms until they relate their moisture and start to caramelize. Add the tomatoes.
- Once the water starts boiling, add your pasta to the water and stir.
- Once the mushrooms have started to brown nicely, add the shallots and cook for another minute. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute and then deglaze with try r wine and let reduce by about half. Add the stock and let reduce by about a third.
- Hopefully your pasta is cooked al dente by now but if not, turn off the heat and wait for the pasta to finish cooking.
- Reserve one cup of pasta water before draining.
To serve pasta:
- Add your herbs and drizzle your truffle oil over your mushrooms and taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper and add more oil if needed.
- Lastly, add the drained pasta directly to the mushrooms. If the pasta looks a bit dry, add a bit of the reserved pasta water and gently toss.
- Toss the pasta and serve with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.
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 shares a photo of a poster with artwork by her daughter Gala who is currently traveling in Bali:
“This piece is a propaganda poster from the viewpoint of Mother Nature, aimed at taking back the planet and reclaiming its power.”
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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