Ferreira Fest 60

Published December 2014.

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It's December 20th, and that means it's time for Ferreira Fest, the monthly celebration of Louis Ferreira's acting career, his friends, and making a difference in this world! This month we have a very special edition that takes us way back in time and fulfills the wish of many: it's the Elmer The Safety Elephant Edition! We have music, interviews, movies and so much more! Help yourself to a free pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in for a Happy Holidays party!



The latest issue of the monthly newsletter The Buzz is now online. Check it out!

During the month of December, 20% from the sale of these necklaces will go to CAF. Click on the image for more information on how to get yours!

We also received a lovely holiday card from The Children's Aid Foundation:

Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause, and help underprivileged children have a wonderful holiday this year! Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows - please check with your tax adviser. And for every donation made you will receive a small Louis-related gift. Click on the logo below to go to our special donations page - it's easy and secure.



It's Christmas at The Good Neighbours' Club!

photos by Lauro Monteiro

Want to help spread some holiday cheer to older homeless men in Toronto? Please consider a gift - no matter how small - to the Good Neighbours' Club. They are working hard to bring in people from the cold who have nowhere else to go during the day, and winters in Toronto are brutal. If you are reading this while you're sitting somewhere warm and dry, please think of those who don't have those basic necessities and make a donation. It's easy - just click on the logo below and send a gift that really matters, it's safe and easy. Your donation is tax-deductible, please ask your tax adviser for details.

As always, you will also receive a small Louis-related gift when you donate. Thank you!



One of Louis' first jobs was to educate young children about traffic safety in the guise of Elmer the Safety Elephant. Here is a little background from the Official Elmer Page:

The role of Elmer the Safety Elephant is to teach young children how to stay safe. From the day he first appeared over 50 years ago, he was an instant hit with kids. The character and his message are as relevant (and as much needed) today as ever.

Elmer the Safety Elephant was born in 1947. That year, his impact was dramatic. Traffic collisions among Toronto children dropped an astonishing 44 per cent – even though vehicle registrations increased by 10 per cent!

Costumes were created so Elmer could appear in schools and at events.

Elmer's original safety rules were based on a study of collisions involving children 5 to 9 years of age. The study showed that the vast majority of mishaps could be traced to six hazards. This resulted in the slogan "Elmer and I never forget" and six traffic safety rules. Elmer now has seven traffic safety rules, and addresses many aspects of child injury prevention, including playground, fire, school bus, railway, home and Internet safety.

A CBC Television clip from 1955 takes a look at how Elmer the Safety Elephant came to be and how his message is bringing safety to the streets.

Direct link to the video: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Digital%20Archives/Lifestyle/Living/ID/1784052320/
From the CBC Archives: An Elephant Brings Safety To Our Schools

Louis shares a few memories of his time as Elmer with us. Listen to the sound clip here:

FF – Yeah, Elmer the Safety Elephant. Remember when you had the big costume? It must have been right out of high school or something.

LF – Yeah. Yeah, no, that’s when I’d just moved in with Greg Allen. So I’d left my neighborhood and my mom and our Ontario Housing and moved in with my grade 12 theater teacher. It was one of my first jobs ever. And I was super excited because it took me out of the factories and into the world of acting. And I was very excited.

We had our own truck with Elmer the Safety Elephant’s face on the side of it. I went with a partner and we would do two schools a day. She would drive and then we’d get there and I would put on my Elmer outfit, which made me seven feet tall, with the head. And inside the actual costume was a hula hoop. So if I took my hands and held the hula hoop I could shake it from side to side and the kids really liked that.

The other thing was, and so we’d go and I would do a kind of a Barney voice, really, is what it sounded like.

It was like: “Hey kids, make sure you look both ways before you cross the street!” And then I would shake the hula hoop and they would laugh. And I’d teach them all about road safety and stuff.

The weird thing was, though, we were at one school, I think at the time I was either twenty or twenty-one and smoked. And so, I got fired when one of the principals caught Elmer the Safety Elephant smoking in his Elmer the Safety Elephant truck and thought perhaps this wasn’t a good image for the children – or for anyone – to see! (laughs).

So after the Barney voice I’d go into the truck and light up a cigarette like I was some badass of acting. Like some rebel. Full-on Jimmy Dean posing in the window with a cigarette.

So that was the end of Elmer for me.

But it was, I had a good time until then. And it paid good money and I loved it. I don’t think I should’ve been fired. I should have just, I should've at least had a warning.

It had to be funny. It must have been funny to see me, like, “Is Elmer the Safety… is there a guy smoking? Elmer the Safety Elephant!” It’s funny.

Here's photo of a very young Louis getting ready for an outing as Elmer the Safety Elephant.

Thanks to Louis' former high school drama teacher Greg Allen for the great photo!
Read an exclusive interview with Mr. Allen in Ferreira Fest 26!

In 1964 an official "Safety Song" was published which the children could sing to help them remember Elmer's Safety rules. I was able to obtain a rare copy of the sheet music and asked David Dingess, a young composer and musician/ singer to record it for us.

"Elmer's Safety Song" was composed by Dolores Claman with lyrics by Richard Morris.

Here is David's beautiful re-creation of this long-lost song.

Here is the sheet music:

David kindly took the time to sit down with Ferreira Fest and talk about his recording.


FF – Hi David, and welcome to The Friends of Louis Ferreira. We’re so thrilled to talk to you today about your recording of Elmer’s Safety Song. But first let’s get to know you a little better.

So, tell us about yourself, what you do, what your passions are and what gets you up in the morning.

DD – All right, well, first of all I love art in pretty much any way possible. It actually annoys my girlfriend to pieces because I just talk about the way things look and things like that all the time. But I also am a poor choice of Renaissance Man. I like to longboard and play pool and be good at things that most people aren’t, just because…. And I especially love sound. And that’s about it.

FF – All right! Can you tell us a little bit about your music?

DD – A lot of my influences come from experimental music, soundscapes, I like James Blake and things like that. I’m more on the cold side of music, so definitely digital, which is funny because the output of my music is all analog because I didn’t grow up with any sort of sound technology education. I just had a very classical boy choir which led to more choir which led to being a music major at school.

So I have piano and guitar and things like that in my arsenal but I really like to listen to digital music.

FF – So, you sing as well? You’re a singer as well as a musician, an instrumental musician?

DD – Yes.

FF – Okay. How did you get involved in collaborative music? And that’s mostly how I know you, as a collaborative musician. And when I say collaborative musician, I mostly talk about people who don’t do just music for music’s sake but people who compose or work on music that collaborates with other media. For example, in your capacity, as I know you, as a composer for theater and for theatrical pieces.

How did you get involved in this kind of composing and music?

DD – I used to just make the music, put it on the internet, throw up a status and let the few people who were interested have that share, which was nice. And I made a really close connection with Julie Mulvihill who was a dance professor here for a while. I took a movement class with her and I mentioned to her, one day, that I made music and she immediately gave me an opportunity to compose for a piece she was doing based off The Little Prince.

So I got to do that and that was my very first run at it, so of course it was me and my iPhone recorder on a piano and I played, I think it was a twelve minute piece. I sat there and just played things over and over for probably two or three hours.

And then that little portion of it stuck out to me.

And it just, it just fit. And because of that, when I was at the Dance Minor Concert, I had Iona (Iona Holder) come up to me, after the show and she said, “You’re composing for Death of a Salesman.”

And I said, “Okay.”

And so that’s kind of where it all started.

FF – And Death of a Salesman was kind of also special because you actually composed in a different time period. Because it’s set early in the 20th century, so definitely not the digital age, so the challenge was to compose music that would actually fit the time period.

DD – There’s a lot of like… there was a lot of research of what kind of music was going on there. And more of the slow-paced music then, because there was a lot of like ragtime jazz and things like that that would have been more accessible to Willy, but the play doesn’t necessarily call for happy music so I had to find a way to approach such a depressing play in a time where the music was so “up”.

FF – And of course you got an opportunity to work with a really good sound designer, too, who was able to manipulate, and I remember the cross-fades from it sounding period to bringing it into the 2000’s.

DD – Right. Yeah. A lot of it was help with the format or the way that it was presented was definitely altered in a more suitable way. But the composition part was mostly just sticking to the jazz chords, the circle of fifths that were going on during that time.

FF – Right. And actually that particular composition took you out of town, too.

DD – Yes. I got to be a part of National KCACTF. And I studied for a very short and, I miss it so much, but a very short week with Rob Kaplowitz who is a Tony Award winning sound designer.

FF – I bet that was a real thrill!

DD – It was. It was a thrill and a story with that was that I was his least favorite student because we went for drinks after one of the rehearsal days and I explained to him my theory on art and what should be free and what should be paid for. And I justified sound designing as a job because you’re in the midst of working when you’re a sound designer. But I said that musicians who make something and then in retrospect are still making money, unless you’re gambling on the stock market, that shouldn’t be lawful. And he was angry. And ever since then he sends me Facebook articles about justifying musicians, and I fire back, but it’s all healthy.

FF – Yeah. Well, it’s good to have that kind of exchange of ideas with other composers and musicians because there’s certainly a range of opinions about the professions out there. So that’s a good thing when that happens.

All right, let’s talk a little bit about Elmer’s Safety Song specifically, which is why you’re here today. And so, Elmer’s Safety Song is, of course, a part of a vital child safety campaign in Canada. Tell us a little bit about your process and the challenges in making this piece of sheet music come alive. Because originally I just handed you a piece of sheet of music and said, “Here, record that.”

DD – Yeah, so once I figured out what the music called for, the rest was trying to find the style and it was difficult to find style in a piece that was, quite literally, irretrievable on the vast world of the internet. There was nothing to look at that kind of reflected, like if I went and looked up Smokey the Bear, which would be sort of our American equivalent, it would give me all sorts of songs.

But I think because it was of that time and that it still isn’t carried on today, which kind of made me wonder anyways, but it doesn’t continue on and so it was hard to kind of recapture that history. So I found videos that sort of explained the job of Elmer the Safety Elephant and the statistics.

And so I wanted to capture the importance of it and make it as authentic as I possibly could because it was supposed to be approached by children and so it needed to be approached by children today.

FF – So, you recorded the song on your own studio equipment and tell us a little about that, for the tech geeks among us, as much as you know.

FF – I used Ableton Live, I was taught Ableton in high school, in a very small amount, never any formal training, so I’ve just been kind of... When I have, when I say, “I want to do this” to sound, I’ll eventually find someone with the education, or something on line that will explain to me. And so I’m just now getting a grasp of equalizers and things like that, so I’m constantly working on studio quality.

But for the equipment I had a Toneport UX1, which is their first product for recording and it’s supposed to be used for a multi-track recording for a very small ensemble, probably just one person because it has such a… yeah, it’s just got the vocal and the guitar port. But I’ve just been using that because it was the first piece of equipment that was handed to me and I’ve been using it ever since.

FF – What prompted you to make the musical choices that you made for this? Other than, you know, your research and stuff, such as the keyboard sound quality and the echo effects that you put in.

DD – I did some research on what really, really young kids find approachable. You know, watching Barney and things like that. And the timbre, the piano was there, but it wasn’t always the main instrument, so sometimes I doubled with a xylophone and things like that. It kind of sounds like things like that that can be taught in a pentatonic way so that children can see that music is very approachable.

FF – Right.

DD – And so I definitely went along with that style. The reverb, and things like that, were added because I wanted to try, it was just a one man show, but I wanted to capture that the person singing and the person, and Elmer, were, you know, two different individuals. And maybe even like that’s where he would have been on the stage.

FF – Right. So we see the rules and then we see, or, we hear the rules and we hear Elmer actually singing it, so that’s where it came from.

DD – Right.

FF – And that became very clear that they’re actually the same voice, but it’s two different people talking.

As a young professional you want to do, of course, as many different styles and take as many different opportunities that provide your work with a wide variety, but what is your favorite thing to do, musically speaking?

DD – I’m finding right now that, the great thing that I just love about, like, theater is that I have to hold all the reins with my art. I couldn’t imagine being able to let people slice and dice it. I do love to cater to something that’s bigger than me, so it’s such a great combination for me because I don’t want anyone to tamper, but at the same time, I’ll edit it all day long, myself, for you, you just tell me what you need.

So that was a great experience. But I think what I’ve enjoyed the most is, right now I’m working on a senior capstone of a friend of mine called Body Unabridged. And she’s given me all the reins to create music based on these short essays that she’s writing about how she feels about her body and different body parts and what comes to mind.

And because I love, modern dance now is a little more, it’s more free to, there’s no, it’s not required to have any rhythm or things like that within the pieces so that lets me, lets those experimental things keep churning.

One of the pieces is called Spine. And it’s a nine minute long piece but the first four minutes I recorded some celery breaking, over a microphone, and I took out all the treb, and so, and then I put a lot of reverberation. So it sounds like someone’s popping their spine.

And then I added a bunch of reverberance for ambience, so it’s constantly filling the room while this person is speaking over it.

I like going into the abstract with real footsteps turned into rhythm for the beat piece, just things like that.

FF – But what I seem to hear is that you really enjoy the collaboration with other artists, other media?

DD – Absolutely. Especially anything movement oriented.

FF – So, theater, dance, anything that’s physical, onstage that you can actually collaborate with and be a people partner.

DD – Absolutely.

FF – Rather than, oh, write a piece for that and we’ll play it sometime.

DD – And I find that some pieces, when I collaborate, some pieces, I have to watch what I’m writing for and other times it’s like, oh, and that thought gives me this, and then I can hand it off and see what… and I’ll go back to the drawing board thirty times before I’ll let them actually, even now I’m like, “Please don’t, please don’t put that song up I want to edit it right now.”

But I guess it’s, art is never done.

FF – Well, thank you so much for your time there, David. Where can we learn more and find out more about your work?

DD – I have a website at DavidDingess.com and you can find me also on Bandcamp, there’s some links through there, and on the website there’s a list of all the projects that I’ve been honored to work on, so…

FF – Thank you so much for your time, David, and we’ll have your webpage up in a little bit. Thank you.

DD – Thank you.

Thanks to Casey for the transcript!

Please make sure you visit David's web page right here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira, and check out his website at daviddingess.org.

David does "The Louis"

And here are some special holiday gifts from Louis to all of us, and especially those who have longed for Louis to read another children's book.

Here Louis reads a small booklet that was handed out to children all over Toronto.

The program also provided book covers for children, such as this one:

Here Louis reads the instructions on the book cover.

Elmer Book Cover Movie with Music from Ferreira Fest on Vimeo.
Direct link/ URL: http://vimeo.com/114844795

As with any campaign geared towards children, there is a plethora of Elmer paraphernalia out there, such as pins, badges and even figurines. You can occasionally find them on eBay.

Here are a few examples of the many Elmer items that were produced:
Thanks to Greg Allen, David Dingess and Louis Ferreira for their contributions to this special Elmer edition!

Please visit our new Elmer Page often to re-watch the movies whenever you want, and bookmark it so every child in your life knows where to go to learn about traffic safety!


Louis' latest short film ARTHUR has started its fundraising campaign! Watch the short clip below and find out more!

(Sorry - this video has since been taken offline. As of September 2016 it is no longer available.)

Please consider contributing to "Arthur's" IndieGoGo campaign - there are all sorts of perks associated with it, such as being listed in the end credits or on IMDb, or obtaining Associate Producer or Executive Producer status. If you've ever wanted to be a movie producer, here's your chance! Please be sure to check out the Official ARTHUR Page on IndieGoGo!

Louis gets to play a bad guy in this one! He portrays the heroine's abusive boyfriends. Check out more photos in Ferreira Fest 58 and Ferreira Fest 59.

Paola was so kind as to send us another still photo of herself and Louis on set during the filming. Thanks, Paola!

And if this makes you want to see more, here are a few screencaps of the promo video:

If the slide show doesn't work for you, here is a direct link to the album:




According to script supervisor Amanda Alexander MOTIVE wrapped principal photography on December 17 and everyone is now on their holiday break.  Amanda had Season 3 broadcast news as well:

Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

As part of a first-look strategy for “Project Latte,” Bell Media’s subscription on demand video streaming service, episodes of original Canadian series will premiere 24 hours in advance of their network television premieres. MOTIVE is included in the Project Latte lineup. All 26 episodes of the first and second seasons, along with weekly first-look episodes from the upcoming third season, will be featured.

Read more about it on The CTV Insider.

Here is a new press release about MOTIVE's season 3. The section about MOTIVE includes a tiny spoiler, so please read on with caution!
MOTIVE (Season 3) (Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning March 8 on CTV)
The dramatic Season 2 finale of original Canadian crime drama MOTIVE saw Detective Angie Flynn's (Kristin Lehman, THE KILLING) past and present fatally collide when her involvement in a new trial about an old case called everything she stood for as a detective into question. With Sergeant Cross (Warren Christie, ALPHAS) at the centre of it all, and the personal toll he paid as the price in the end, viewers were left wondering if Angie was calling it quits as a member of the homicide team.

The third season picks up six months later – with a burnt-out Angie having left the homicide team. But a case with direct personal implications for her beloved partner Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira, SGU STARGATE UNIVERSE) draws her back into the fold. MOTIVE also stars Brendan Penny (THE ASSISTANTS) as the team's ambitious Detective Brian Lucas and Lauren Holly (NCIS) as the team's lead medical examiner, Dr. Betty Rogers.


After 5 official Festival selections Through The Pane has won 12 Awards - and counting! Way to go, Pauline and Louis!

Official show photographer Peter Holst has made another photo from the shoot available. Please check out his work at www.peterholstphotography.com

Daniela Flor, Rudy Lenz, Jason Rodriguez, Andy Hodgson
A wheelchair makes a great dolly substitute for smooth camera movements!


Louis played the character of Declan in Breaking Bad's season 5 episodes Buyout, Say My Name and Buried. Metástasis (meaning "metastasis" in Spanish) is the Colombian Spanish-language shot-for-shot remake of the highly acclaimed U.S. crime drama.

Sony Entertainment Television (Latin America) was working with Colombian producer Teleset on the series, which is set in Bogotá, Colombia and its surroundings and consists of 62 50-minute-long episodes.

In the US the series aired on Univision.

Brian kindly posted a screen cap of the first scene with Declan II. It's from the meeting with Mike Ehrmantraut where they discuss the sale of the stolen methylamine from the train heist.

Declan II is the bald man on the right.


Justin Breault posted this photo of a friend's birthday party which Louis attended. Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot Pauline Egan, Louis' friend and co-star from "Through The Pane".


Louis says he took the picture of this beautiful tree in Whistler, BC.

Billie sez: Bah Humbug!

Vega and Dr. B on the case

Vega and his study partner are running lines between takes


Since we're featuring one of Louis' earliest jobs with Elmer The Safety Elephant this month it seemed fitting to bring you 232 screencaps from his oldest IMDb credit: Doing Life (1986).
The story: Tony Danza stars in this drama based on the true story of Jerry Rosenberg - the world's first convict-turned-attorney. When two cops are dead, and he's the chief suspect, Jerry finds himself in a maximum security prison awaiting the death penalty. One night, as a fellow inmate is executed, Jerry resolves to save himself by studying law.
According to Louis this is not his first professional credit, but it is the first one listed on IMDb where he had a role that was listed in the movie's playoff. He plays Bobby, a young inmate in the prison who becomes one of Jerry's friends and students.

You can watch the movie on Amazon Instant Video.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/15556

Every month Louis reads a chapter from one of his favorite books, Are You as Happy as Your Dog? by Alan Cohen. Mr. Cohen has kindly granted his permission for us to post Louis' book reading clips here. Please join me in thanking him and be sure to visit his website at alancohen.com.

Click on the thumbnail of the book cover to purchase a copy of the book:

Did you realize the book has also been translated into other languages?
Check it out on Mr. Cohen's page!

Click on the thumbnail of the cover art to go to Amazon.com where you can purchase a copy of the Spanish version of the book, ¿Eres Tan Feliz Como Tu Perro?
Here is this month's chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Chapter 22: Keep it simple

Munchie deals with what is in front of him. He does not schedule into the next decade or wrestle with the decision over whether to lease or buy the car. None of his brain cells are occupied remembering various PIN numbers.

All of life is exactly where he is.



Jen has a new IMDB listing:

The Whispers (TV Series) (filming) - Episode #1.12 ... Tech Specialist
Storyline: An unseen force is manipulating society's most innocent-our children-to act in favor of its cause. As the kids unwittingly help this unknown enemy, the clock counts down in this suspenseful race to save humanity.

Jen also had a part in the short Mina.Minerva which was screened at the Whistler Film Festival earlier this month on December 4th.
Storyline: When a petty argument nearly pushes seventy-year-old identical twin sisters Mina and Minerva to fisticuffs, decades of unaired baggage threatens to implode their already strained relationship.

Read more about it at Reel West, and follow the movie on Twitter!

Here are two pictures of Jen and husband Ben Ratner at the UBCP/ACTRA Awards 2014:


Jen's latest SyFy movie A Christmas Tale has been renamed Christmas Icetastrophe. It airs December 20th at 9/8c on Syfy. That's tonight! Reruns are scheduled for December 21 at 1:30am, December 25 at 9pm and December 26 at 1am.

Storyline: All they want for Christmas is to stop a horrific meteorite from crystallizing their entire town!

On February 9, 2015, her movie Down River will be screened at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Please visit Jen's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.


Rob participated in MPIC Event's 4th Annual Holiday Poker Party/Toy Drive. Here he is with all kinds of goodies!

Way to go, Rob!! Please visit Rob's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.


In the past month Peter posted a few photos on Twitter that speak for themselves...

Peter also shared some great casting news: he plays a part in the new movie Big Eyes!

On New Year's Eve, he will be doing a show in Calgary at The Laugh Shop Comedy Club.

He is scheduled to appear at Creation Entertainment's Official Stargate Convention in Chicago, IL on August 14-16, 2015.

Be sure to visit Peter's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira!

Bradley has a new IMDB Listing:   
Nightfire (pre-production) - Roger Williams
 - Stay tuned for more details!

Over the past few months we have watched Bradley's screenplay "Silent Hero" steadily work its way to the top of the Big Break Screenwriting Contest. It finished in the top three - out of 7000 entries! Congratulations, Bradley!

Bradley has finished his recurring role as Skipjack on Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles. He shares two more photos of himself on set:


Please visit Bradley's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira!

Many thanks to Alma for tracking down all the Friends updates!



Our French correspondent Anne reports:

Season 2 of Motive has finished airing in France now.

No other ongoing series is broadcast except the Missing series on Téva every night at 6pm.

Here are the French titles for the Season 2 episodes of Motive:

Mauvais karma (Raw Deal)
Légitime défense (They Made Me a Criminal)
Carte maîtresse (Overboard)
Préjugés (Deception)
Sans issue (Dead End)
Faux amis (Bad Blonde)
Le grand saut (Pitfall).
Héritage (Angels with Dirty Faces).
Mère et fils (Abandoned).
Esperanza (Nobody Lives Forever).
Une balle pour Joey (A Bullet for Joey)
Le baiser de la mort (Kiss of Death)
Protéger et servir (For You I Die)

Thanks for all the goodies, Anne!


Ildi reports that Stargate Universe is still shown in syndication in Hungary. It airs on Channels AXN and AXN Black. Here is the schedule:


Click on the images to go to the channels' websites for more info!

Thanks, Ildi!



Right now it is free to stream Louis' Star Trek: Voyager episode Once Upon A Time on Startrek.com. How long that will be case, no one knows as they seem to be rotating the free episodes. It is also only accessible from the US. So hurry and watch while it's there! Click on the screencap to watch the episode.

Thanks for the link, Agi!

Louis Ferreira as Trevis in Star Trek: Voyager - Once Upon A Time

As of publication time we have had friends from 86 countries and 427 different regions visit this site. Welcome, everybody! We're so glad you found us! Please visit often and email us and tell us more about you, or leave a message in our guestbook!


Once again it's time to gear up for the great annual birthday project! Each year The Friends of Louis Ferreira send Louis a box of cheer for his birthday on February 20.

This year's theme is "homemade".

So: make a birthday card from scratch! There's no need for grand artwork (unless you're so inclined). Make something from the heart, write something heartfelt, share something from the bottom of your heart.

Alternatively, you can make a donation to one of our charities (see above or here) or a charity of your choice.

If you've participated in a birthday project before - the instructions and mailing address are still the same. If this is your first time or if you'd like the instructions again please send an email to Ferreira Fest.

Be sure to put your card into a larger envelope before you mail it out, and please do not seal the inner envelope. No autograph or contact requests, please - this is strictly to wish Louis a happy birthday.

All cards must arrive here by January 31, 2015, so send them out now, please.

Questions? Please ask.

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 a weekly Louis photo!

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We hope to see you all next month!

And here's Louis with a special message for all of his friends here at Ferreira Fest:

But wait! There's more!!

Louis Ferreira and Eugene Lipinski are celebrating with the staff of COOP Radio in Vancouver.


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