Summer is definitely here in the northern hemisphere, and we gather in our little corner of the internet and check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have lots of goodies, from screen caps to a new recipe, shows updates and our exclusive Reading Series. Grab a refreshing age-appropriate cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in! Pool’s open!
What is Ability Gives?
Ability Gives is dedicated to helping families acquire necessary equipment and aids for children (under 18 years of age) with a disability or a complex medical condition.
We have given the gift of independence to more than 200 children to date, valued at over $450,000!
Why is Ability Gives Important?
Having a child with a disability brings a unique set of challenges to a family’s life. From learning how to manage their health needs to wanting to help them achieve their personal best, it’s a 24/7 undertaking!
And then you add in all the “extras”, the adapted equipment, specialized seating, writing aids, etc., that quickly drain often limited financial resources. It is that drain that commonly prevents many children from getting the equipment they need. We need to help these families because they can’t do it alone!
You can help change a life today!
We want to bridge that financial gap and turn the impossible into possible! You can help us build that bridge. Click here to contribute to Ability Gives!
You can of course also donate to the general operating fund of Ability Online and help provide a safe, bully-free monitored online environment for children and young adults with disabilities. Click on the logo below, it’s quick and easy.
Haven Toronto is the only facility in Canada dedicated to serving elder homeless men age 50+.
Our onsite library has room for books. Share your love of reading with our clients.
Drop off books any day between 9am and 4pm at 170 Jarvis Street in Toronto, or donate online towards the purchase of books.
Elder homeless men cannot afford simple necessities like shampoo, toothpaste, socks or shoes. When you Shop & Share in our online store, you help ensure more basics for more people.
There’s something for every size budget there, and the best part is that there’s no middleman – anything you purchase goes directly to an elder homeless man in need.
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 excited to announce that the 37th annual Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Gala – Teddy Bear Affair will be held on Saturday November 4, 2023!
The Foundation Gala is an evening of elegance and inspiration in support of families, children, and youth whose lives have been impacted by the child welfare system. At the heart of our work is a fundamental belief in the transformative power of listening with intention, empathy, and compassion to the communities we serve. Learn more by visiting the link in our bio and save the date for November 4, 2023!
The Corsage Project gives high school students in financial need a prom night to remember by providing free formal wear to graduating students who have overcome. In partnership with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, The Corsage Project’s annual Boutique Ball supplies brand-new dresses, shoes, and accessories, giving these students a sense of normalcy, a chance to connect with other youth, and make memories with their peers and friends without worrying about cost. Click on the photo to learn more!
Read all the latest news and featured stories here.
Please consider helping out kids in the foster system by clicking on the logo below – all donations are tax deductible.
Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming weeks:
June 22, 3:30pm, 11:30pm – SHO
June 24, 5:45pm – FLIXe
June 27, 4:15pm – SHO
June 28, 2:35pm – FLIXe
June 30, 8pm – SHO2e
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 913 – A Desperate Man
June 24, 8pm – WE
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.
Check here every week for current TV airings!
Several of Louis’ past shows and movies have been in the news lately.
Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira) was the military commander onboard the Ancient starship Destiny in Stargate Universe. Unfortunately for Young, not everyone on board Destiny was in the military. If Young was going to lead the crew of Destiny home, he was going to have to adapt his command style.
Stargate Universe Reboot
Sadly, no, there’s no reboot, at least not yet. But people are talking about it, and various news outlets have picked up an interview with Robert Carlyle and Brian J. Smith about the topic.
Stargate Universe stars Robert Carlyle and Brain J. Smith discussed being open to revisiting the SYFY series, 12 years after the series ended.
A Decade Later, Stargate Universe Stars Still Down For Revival of SYFY’s SG-1 Spinoff. The crew of Destiny is still out there in space, waiting for another adventure.
Everything Put Together
The Sundance Festival website has useful recommendations for watching certain movies before heading to the festival to watch the movies there: Get Acquainted With This Summer’s Filmmakers Through These 13 Sundance Films:
“Before you see White Bird… watch Everything Put Together.
When a young couple (Radha Mitchell and Louis Ferreira) face a devastating loss, their friends feel so uncertain about how to respond that they desert them. ‘A searing parable of human frailty and isolation, the film probes the impact of an unexpected tragedy on a community homogenized in mini-vanned, manicured affluence,‘ writes Rebecca Yeldham in the 2000 Festival Program Guide.” Watch it here!
Dawn of the Dead
The classic 2004 Zombie movie remake has been remastered in a Collector’s Edition in 4K UHD. The new release sits in a black case alongside two 1080p Blu-rays containing both the theatrical and unrated versions. The insert and slipcover feature the original US theatrical artwork. Extra features, which are primarily upscaled SD and HD, are included on each disc. Check the list here, and read the review!
Purchase the new collector’s edition here.
This month we have 287 screen caps of episode 105 of Durham County. In Dark Man, Ray Prager (Louis Ferreira) gets close to Audrey Sweeney so he can manipulate Mike Sweeney’s family. Mike and Audrey reach a boiling point while she staunchly defends Ray. Our friend Greyston Holt also stars as Ray Prager Jr.
Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the screen cap below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/17tZn0-_0BTfn55ha_p4dGbWz5jIRwvDF?usp=sharing
Jackie shared a photo of herself and Louis on Memorial Day weekend. Thanks, Jackie!
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.
To speed up loading times of these image- and media-heavy pages the second half of this book will continue on a new page.
Here is this month’s chapter.
Listen to the sound clip here:
Chapter 35: Fun at School
Fun at School
Off we go…
… to be continued next month!
What Are Long Necks For?
“Here we are! Out you go!
Have a good time!”
One by one the boys and girls
tumbled out. Away they ran
to have a look at what was inside.
“I’ve always wanted to come here,”
“So have I,” answered Jim.
Let’s get up closer. I want to have
a good look.”
Alaina has wrapped her work as Twyla Twist on Season 7 of the series Riverdale. Click the screen cap below for a video narrative!
You can also watch a clip of Alaina getting her Twyla Twist makeup done for this final episode. Click here to see it!
Alaina also just finished filming Waltzing with Brando. In the movie, Hollywood star Marlon Brando recruits a Los Angeles architect to build the world’s first ecologically perfect retreat on a small, uninhabitable island in Tahiti.
Our resident professional Intimacy coordinator Karyn Mott has posted a number of infographics from her company Principal Intimacy that give great insights into what goes into those one-on-one scenes we take for granted.
Intimacy coordinators are intimacy professionals who work on film, television, and performance capture projects.
The Affolter Brothers
The Affolters got involved in the new Spiderman movie Into The Spiderverse! They write:
“Feeling all tingly about getting to participate in this celebration of animation and Spider-Man. Thanks to Sony Pictures Animation for the opportunity to bring the SpiderVerse into the world of needle-felted stop-mo!”
From the movie IG feed:
“We’re impressed! Fans from across the world understood the assignment. Check out these 6 artist’s custom-made clips in this recreated SpiderVerse trailer.”
“This week we re-released our San Andreas episode with Mika McKinnon! Mika joins us to talk the Rock, rocks, and why the real emergency supply kit is knowing your neighbors.”
On older article Mika wrote in 2019 about an upcycled instrument tied to an auspicious accelerator has recently resurfaced in Symmetry, an online publication covering particle physics.
Composer Hainbach has reposted the story in conjunction with drum loops he created with the machine .
“A composer has given new life to an amplifier used within a historically significant particle accelerator. In May 2019, a Berlin-based, classically-trained symphony composer with a fondness for converting old scientific gear into musical instruments posted to a discussion forum: ‘Any nuclear scientists here? 184[-inch] cyclotron question.”‘
Troy went horseback riding!
Click the photo for more pictures and a little riding trail video.
“My happy place.”
Sawyer just graduated from Carleton University!
“2023 | Global International Studies | Dream 2. a cherished aspiration, or ideal. I’ve dreamt of this moment a thousand times, but maybe more importantly I worked for it.”
Eric recorded a new video for his company!
“Let’s talk about paint colors! Choosing the right colors can be the most difficult part of the painting process. At Even Better Painting, we can help! We work with amazing designers to make choosing the perfect color easy and fun!”
More news from the Instagram feed of Eric’s company Even Better Painting – check out these amazing Before and After photos:
“Another summer exterior painting project complete!
Our team of professional painters totally transformed this home.”
Jen was featured in the Asian Heritage Month compilation by UBCP/ ACTRA.
Click on the photo to see the rest of the collection.
“In honor of Asian Heritage Month, some of our wonderful members share their thoughts on the Asian experience in the industry and how they would encourage those starting their careers.”
“Stepping into a season of softness in my life. Doesn’t mean I don’t have lots more goals and ambitions but I’m breathing into my dreams and listening to that still small voice.
The voice is whispering, ‘To thine own self be true; inspire others and be inspired; do things to uplift our world and live an expansive life filled with beauty, grace and gratitude.'”
Click here to watch several new videos on her Instagram feed!
Peter was a guest at KS Kollectibles on June 10 in Redlands, California.
It’s always great fun to meet Peter at a con. He’s an accomplished voice actor with a long list of credits and an incredible talent for making up voices.
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!
“I am currently living in the date capital of the world where the dates are so fresh they literally melt in your mouth and are as soft as butter. They are fantastic on their own but I couldn’t resist turning them into this sweet peanut butter chocolate heaven. Yummm.”
- Immediately remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the milk over the chopped chocolate. Rotate the bowl so the chocolate is completely submerged. Cover the bowl with a plate and let stand undisturbed for 4-5 minutes.
- Remove the plate and whisk the chocolate into the milk from the centre out, whisking until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
- Keep the bowl of ganache at room temperature. Test the consistency by pouring a tsp of ganache into a small ramekin and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- After chilling, the ganache should be smooth and firm, but still creamy on the palate. If the glaze is too firm, add a tbsp of room temperature non dairy milk and repeat the test. If it’s too thin, melt some chocolate and whisk in, repeating the test.
- Once you are happy with the final consistency, add the vanilla and whisk.
- Remove the top of the date, slice into the middle of the date and remove the pit. Add your peanut butter and then dip it into the chocolate ganache. Sprinkle some flaked sea salt.
- Place dates into the fridge to set. Enjoy!
- 15 Medjool dates
- Peanut butter right from the jar
- Pinches of Flaked sea salt
- 4oz vegan Dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/2 cup Silk Oat milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Finely chop your chocolate and place into a heatproof bowl and set aside.
- Pour your oat milk into a small saucepan and heat over medium, bring to a low boil.
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