Ferreira Fest 79

Published July 2016.

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And once again the 20th of the month rolls around and this means another great gathering here at Ferreira Fest, where we celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira, our chosen charities, and the latest adventures of our many guests. We have a very special interview with Claudia Ferreira this month, along with reflections on recent events, our new Reading Series and much more! Grab an age-appropriate pineapple drink at our virtual bar and come on in - pool's open!
 


 
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 
 

 
 
Louis wanted to share his thoughts on the recent outbreaks of violence, from the Orlando Club shooting to the incident in Nice, France.
 
Listen to the sound clip here:
 

 
 
LF – Our hearts and prayers continue to be with the families and the victims, of those who lost their lives in Orlando. Such a tragedy. Such beautiful lives lost. And to imagine why is unfathomable, unthinkable, and it’s just wrong on every level and it’s just heartbreaking.

Like our culture is, "that’s so three weeks ago, let’s forget about those people now that life has gone on". This is still very real for those people who went through that.

And there’s still people recovering, there’s still people in hospitals, there’s still people who have to live with that every day - imagine being in that club and experiencing any of that.

I certainly don’t feel I have any right to be speaking in public, but here’s our little Ferreira Fest where we can at least share what we think, and it’s just our humble opinion. Please don’t take it personally, this is our two cents. This is what’s happening in the world, we at least have the courage to say how we feel about it. Because I think we’re doing ourselves a disservice by not talking about it.

It’s too real, right now.

It’s just so sad on every level, it’s so hard to digest that we’re living in a world where these things are happening as often as they are. And as human beings, as citizens of the world, we’ve obviously lost track of what’s important.

It’s just such an awful time right now because there’s just seemingly so much hate. Everything that is dividing and scaring people continues to seemingly grow as opposed to the thing that we should be doing, which is uniting.

At the end of the day, the hashtag at this point should be #JustLikeMe, which is something I’ve heard in the past which I love, which is like, we’re all the same. And we all know this. And it’s all the stuff we learn when we’re very young, but somehow keep forgetting, and for me it’s just a testament to how much people have stepped away from their spiritual roots, the idea that we are born out of love.

What’s going on right now is sad and harmful and dangerous, and we need to stay hopeful and optimistic and that’s only going to turn around when we start seeing the similarities, and not pointing out the differences.


If you wish to make a donation to honor those who lost their lives in Orlando please consider making a donation to Equality Florida Action.

We want to invite you to share your thoughts - and your grief - at our Forum. Signing up is easy and free and nobody will send you spam. Please speak up - there or elsewhere, and do what you can to end the senseless, unproductive violence.

Ferreira Fest has always been a safe place to share. We would love to hear from you.

- Louis and the Ferreira Fest Staff
 
 

 
 
CHARITY NEWS
 
Ability Online
 
The recent fundraising campaign for young Emmanuel to receive a special chair was successful and the chair was delivered last month. Thanks to everyone who contributed! You made a huge difference in Emmanuel's life.
 
If you'd like to help more kids like Emmanuel please visit the Ability Online website, or click on the logo below to make a donation. Ability Online provides a safe and bully-free environment for disabled kids to interact online, and Ability Gives funds special equipment needs.
 
 
 

 
Project Limelight

If you missed Project Limelight's latest big show #Fairytale you can now look through the official Photo Gallery on their website.
 
The theme for #Fairytale was Confidence as seen in this cute video of Fairy Godmother Ruby inspiring Wee Fairy!
 
You can also read a nice write-up about Project Limelight's partnership with Simon Fraser University, which has more awesome behind the scenes videos.
  
Our friend Patrick Gilmore moderated the latest Tuesday Night Live fundraising event (see below in the Friends section). Peter Kelamis also attended. The next TNL event will be on Tuesday September 27. If you live too far away to support Project Limelight in person you can easily contribute and make a donation by clicking on the logo to the right.
 

 
The Good Neighbours' Club

The Good Neighbours' Club is participating in The Good Wishes Project, a program designed to provide people experiencing homelessness with three simple wishes to help ease their end-of-life, to personalize the process of dying and to bring comfort and dignity to the last days of those who have lived a difficult life.  
  
Here are the 2015 Service Statistics for GNC, in one amazing graphic - and all despite the ongoing renovations and other major disruptions.

GNC has the oldest baseball team in the Moss Park softball league. For sure, they'll win best dressed!
 

 
Please click on the logo on the right to donate to GNC - it's easy and secure, and your money helps giving older homeless men a hand up.
 
  
 
 
The Children's Aid Foundation

The Joe Carter Classic golf tournament fundraiser was a huge success and had a great celebrity turnout. Read more about it here.
 
The next fundraising initiative is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 16th. This is a great opportunity for runners/walkers to participate while supporting a charitable cause. Runners/walkers can join our Team HOPE or just donate to support thousands of children and youth across Canada!
 
For all current activities and lots more info please check out the monthly newsletter The Buzz.
 
If you'd like to support children in foster care please consider donating to this great cause. Just click on the logo to the right to go to our very own donations page!
 
  
 
 

 
 
MOTIVE
 
TVTango has a MOTIVE Season 4 announcement that will make anyone cringe: The photo is from Season 1 and the synopsis is from Season 2 with a tiny mysterious Season 4 add-on blurb. Apparently the concept of research is not valued at this site!

So here is the real Season 4 cast, in an official Lark Productions press release photo. Yes, we like our Main Man front and center.
 


HiddenRemote has a review of the end of Season 3 as well as the first episode of Season 4 The Vanishing Policeman and last week's episode Index Case.

You can find a super detailed moment-by-moment synopsis of The Vanishing Policeman here. Scroll down for a large amount of screencaps from the episode!
 
 

 
 
THIS LIFE
 
Louis is returning to THIS LIFE in Season 2 as Natalie's estranged ex-husband David Crowley. He will appear in several episodes and just finished filming more scenes earlier this month in Montreal.

Here is a Behind-the-scenes moment from THIS LIFE. Follow the show on Twitter at  @thislifeTV!
 

 
 

 
 
AN INTERVIEW WITH CLAUDIA FERREIRA
 
Louis is the proud godfather of Claudia Ferreira who has graciously agreed to a special chat with Ferreira Fest.

We'll let Louis introduce her to you:
 

 
 
LF – Hi friends! Meet my wonderful goddaughter Claudia Ferreira. I’ve had the privilege of knowing her since she was born. And she means a great deal to me. She is one of my favorite people in the world.
 
She is always, always pushing me to grow and to continue to evolve, and I am just so blown away by her own personal growth, to see her evolution as a, well, it’s really child to teenager, to young woman, to incredible mother of these beautiful children.

I love her so much, and my goddaughter and I are so close. And we’ve been through a lot together and she’s very special to me. She’s family.
 
I have so much respect and admiration for who she has become, having seen her journey through her entire life and I’m just so blessed that she’s in my life, I love her to death and she’s the most amazing mom, and I love her so much.
 
She’s just miraculous, stupendous and fantastic. I love her with all my heart, so enjoy this wonderful story.

 
 
And so, without much further ado, here is the interview with Claudia Ferreira!
 
 



FF – Hi Claudia, this is Bea from Ferreira Fest. We’re so happy to have you with us on Ferreira Fest 79. Let’s start with something really simple – who is Claudia? What gets you up in the morning? Is it coffee, tea, or an energy drink, or something else?

CF – Definitely coffee first thing in the morning. And my children.

FF – Coffee and the kids.

CF – Coffee and the kids, yes.

FF – That sounds perfect. Tell us a little bit about what your typical day might look like.

CF – My typical day… well, right now it’s summer holiday so it’s kind of a little bit scattered because the kids are off from school, but my typical day during school season is coffee in the morning and a work out and then prepping the kids to get to school. And my youngest is still at home with me so we do a lot of games and we look for activities to do around town. And then chores around the house and errands for my husband [and partner in our company "Healthy Living"], if he needs anything done, for his work, but otherwise I’m a stay-at-home parent. Which I’m happy to do that right now when my children are young.
 
FF – Wonderful. And, so, what is one of your favorite things to do with your family when you’re actually able to all be together?

CF – Well, during the summer time, it’s to just be at the beach. We all love swimming so, I think that’s one of our favorite things to, and places to be as far as the water and just being amongst nature, so that’s… or hiking and, yeah, we’re pretty simple like that.
 
 
FF – Yeah, the beach sounds great. Do you have any personal talents or passions that you pursue? Like when you have some free time, what do you like to do?

CF – You know what, I love love love reading. That’s something I spend some of my spare time doing. And lately I’ve taken up squash, and I like racket sports, tennis and squash, and, I don’t know, I’m not sure, I have many, many, many interests, so I think this would be a long question to answer. But I’ll start with just a couple of hobbies that I really like to do, which is reading and playing a couple of racket sports. And yoga, I do love how yoga makes me feel.

FF – So, Claudia, you’re a proud mom of three beautiful children, would you tell us a little bit more about them?
 
CF – We have three children. We have Hailey who’s eleven right now and Jove who’s eight and Sage is three. And they’re all very, very, very different from each other. It’s kind of neat. Their personality, look-wise and routine-wise. Like one’s a night hawk, one’s an early bird and one kind of sits in between, so they really are three very different children.

FF – Well, that’s great that you didn’t get three of the same! How boring would that be?!
 
CF – Good point.

FF – Now, let’s talk a little bit about Sage, your youngest. You told me that she was born with micro and macro lymphatic cystic malformation. Can you tell us what this means?

CF – We didn’t find out until late in the pregnancy. I was thirty-two weeks pregnant and my midwife at the time just realized there was something wrong so my care got transferred to an OB where I was able to be under medical supervision. And we weren’t quite certain what it was other than there was a mass that was showing up on the ultrasound.

And it wasn’t until after she was born and they were able to go in and kind of see what it was… what it is, it was mostly liquids to it, like the mass, is like a malformation, when she was being formed as a human it was just kind of a malformation, like it just grew that way and that’s why they call it a malformation.

And it was in her lymphatic system on her throat and neck and in her esophagus, which kind of posed some danger. And it was fairly large, we had to schedule a procedure. I can tell you a little bit more about that later.

FF – When she was born, how did she grow up? How did that affect a fairly complicated birth and pregnancy, as I would imagine? How did that affect her infancy and her development, growing up?

CF – Maybe I’ll just kind of tell you a little bit about her birthing, and then what happened the first few weeks of her life.
 
 

 
CF – She was born via an EXIT procedure which means, keep Sage hooked onto me via umbilical cord while they intubated her, just to make sure that she had room in her air passage because her micro and macro cystic malformation was all around her neck and her esophagus.

FF – Oh, okay.

CF – So they weren’t entirely sure that she would be able to breathe on her own.

FF – Gotcha.

CF – So, that’s why she had to go through that procedure. And during that procedure they, because it’s such a rare delivery, an EXIT procedure is pretty rare, we had a team of medical students come and so I specifically remember going into the operating room and seeing this crowd hover around me as I was being sedated. And the doctor said, “Everything’s fine, you’re going to be okay.”
 
And it was relatively quick. And then I saw her for, really briefly, I had just been sedated. So when I came around after the operation I don’t really remember, I wasn’t quite alert, but I briefly saw her for about fifteen seconds. It was very brief.
 
And then she got taken away under tunnel to Sick Kids which was across the street, but they have a connecting tunnel. So, because Sick Kids is specifically for children, even if you’re delivering, that’s how the kids get transported to immediate care. They get transferred via the tunnel.
 
So she went off and I stayed and recovered for almost three days. And she went straight to Sick Kids with my husband, he went with her. And they were trying to stabilize her vitals, she was struggling to keep her life for the first few days. The mass was just so big, it took so much, and she was little, she was born a couple of weeks early so was small, she was considered at term because she was thirty-seven weeks, but she was six pounds and eight ounces, and then once they removed the mass she dropped down under six pounds. The mass was significant for her size.

So, you know, it was a lot, it was part of her and so her heart was feeding it, so everything was feeding it. Yeah, so it was, until she was able to kind of stabilize it was pretty scary the first few days.

Yeah, and then once I was a little bit recovered from it I was able to see her. But I wasn’t able to stay at Sick Kids because she was in intensive care.

So, I had to stay at the, they have this great place called the Ronald McDonald House. Yeah, it’s just for families who are, who live away from the hospital, over, I think it’s over forty kilometers. If you’re over forty kilometers, could be fifty, but it’s in between forty and fifty kilometers, you automatically get a right to a room, so that you can be near your kid. They have no curfews, nothing like that, you just walk in and out. And, just very much like a home away from home for families who are at a distance, whose kids are at Sick Kids for treatment.
And that was such a blessing because I hadn’t even thought about it, because it kind of happened quick, because we didn’t find out until week thirty-two.

And, there was basically no questions asked, we just got admitted, they were like, oh, where do you live? Sudbury? Okay, well, here you go. This is taking care of you so you can be with your kid. So it was a blessing to have that. Yeah, and so, the first few weeks of her life, she was getting stabilized and getting stronger and they were trying to get her to, you know, making sure she was feeding well, so that we can prep her for surgery.
 
FF – Wow, okay.
 
CF – So that she can live without, because she stayed intubated, they wouldn’t take out the breathing the breathing tube until right before the surgery.

FF – Right. Gotcha.
 
CF – So, she had to be in intensive care, and she was on lots of different medications to help stabilize her. And so, at sixteen days old, which is so young, but at sixteen days old she went in for surgery, and they removed as much of the mass as they could. Which was pretty well ninety percent of it, I think.
 
FF – Wow.
 
CF – Yeah. It was a successful surgery. It was really long. She was in the operating room for twelve hours.
 
FF – Oh my goodness.
 
CF – It was very, very, very long, for such a little person.
 
FF – Yeah. Oh my goodness.

CF – But it was a success. And she recovered pretty quickly and everything went really well from there. She stayed in intensive care for another week and a half, two weeks, and then from there we got transferred over to the Ear/ Nose/ Throat floor at Sick Kids, and that’s when I was able to stay in the room with her. So I left the Ronald McDonald House and I just stayed in the room with her for a week. Which was extremely uncomfortable.
 
FF – I’m sure!
 
CF – But doable. But nothing in comparison to what she went through.
 
FF – Yeah, oh, I’m sure, I’m sure.
 
CF – That was our experience in the hospital.
 
FF – Wow.


 

 
FF – And then, after that, she just grew up, and it got better as the scars healed okay and everything?
 
CF – Yeah, because she was cut from the top of her ear all the way down and to the other side of the bottom of her ear. So that was a really big incision and it healed very well. And she was able to latch on and breastfeed and she was from there able to live normally like all the other babies. She just looked a little different because she has the scarring, and she’s not centered. Like, she’s not symmetrical. She’s a little bit off symmetrical, but it’s very difficult to see.
 
FF – Yeah.
 
CF – I think, as my daughter I’m just used to seeing it. And, yeah, but so, what we have now is that we, through her first, she seemed to do really well, but when she gets sick, she had paralysis for a few months. I had to literally close her eyes and I have this goo, this eye goo to put on so it would stay shut.
 
FF – Right.
 
CF – And so she did have some stage paralysis for a few months and so that was a thing, for sure.
 
And there’s still some micro and macro lymphatic malformation cysts in there which are like little pockets of liquid.
 
She still has that as well. Still today. So it’s not like it’s a hundred percent cleared, but it wasn’t posing any trouble until she got really sick, then it inflamed a little bit. And then it goes down and then it inflames a little bit and then it goes down.

So it’s always a little bit of a concern when she got really sick, but recently, over the last, since last summer, so almost a year, we noticed it’s slowly growing.
 
And so we have inquired more about what we can do and we’ve since found a procedure called Bleomycin sclerotherapy where they use an injection to try to reduce the swelling. So that therapy will start in the Fall, in the early Fall.
 
It’s a chemotherapy drug that she’ll get injected with to reduce the swelling. So that she doesn’t have to have a scare, you know, we don’t have to have a scare every time, because we’re worried about her air passage. The doctors down at Sick Kids seem really confident, they’ve had great success with this, where she’ll be the fourth child to do this out of Sick Kids Toronto. So with this therapy we’re hoping that it will then reduce some of the bigger cystic malformations in there so that when she does get really sick, because she’s bound to get chicken pox and other illnesses that come with the kids home from school and down and out for a while, so we’re hoping to stay ahead of it with doing this therapy system. So that, so we don’t have those scares, with her air passage.
 
So that’s what we deal with today. But her paralysis is gone.
 
FF – I’m glad.
 
CF – Because she’s not symmetrical, she struggles more with her speech, because her jaw is a little off-centered, so she really has to enunciate things. And that’s something that she’s working with. It’s not a thing for her though, it’s just kind of part of who she is, you know?
 
FF – Right. Well, at that age, kids are so adaptable and so quickly able to learn new things. And just find different ways of wiring themselves, of dealing with what it is that they have, and so she’s got everything going for her in that respect. And she’s a beautiful girl, she’s an absolutely beautiful girl.
 
CF – She is a great, great, great kid. She’s funny and she’s well-tempered and she’s a lot of fun.
 

FF – And at her young age, she has already taught a whole bunch of medical students. How exciting is that? Some of us get really old and never get to teach medical students, so that’s something that she can totally brag about in Show and Tell at some point.
 
 
 
FF – Having gone through all of this, what advice do you have for parents who might be facing a similar situation to what you were in?
 
CF – I think at this point I would say to never to give up looking for answers. There’s incredible things out there and we, for example, we just found out about this through research and research and research. My husband was really great with that. You know, being persistent on trying to get, like at one point we thought maybe if there’s no one here in Canada… we eventually found somebody, after asking a gazillion people, doctors… you just have to make sure you’re diligent about making sure you’re satisfied with the answers. And not just taking everybody’s word for everything.
 
Like making sure you’re comfortable, you thoroughly understand everything and you thoroughly have done your research and that you’re making confident choices about what kind of plan or procedure you’re going to take.
 
And then do it. So, I would say to just, you know…
 
FF – And that’s so important to do your homework, especially if it’s not something that is a run of the mill thing that happens ten thousand times a day. But if you’re in a situation where this is not a very common occurrence, then it’s so important for the parents to stay involved, and do their part because everything that you do, and every step the child takes will benefit another child that comes along at a later time. Because, as you make those connections, you and your doctors and the therapists that you might be with, all of these connections, they have
been made, and they are there for other people to use later on. Which is what’s so exciting about that, that we can do this so much easier today, now that we have the internet and social media, and we’re able to communicate with each other across the world so much more easily when we’re in situations like that.
 
FF – Well, as we get towards the end here, Louis is your godfather, so, what did that mean to you, growing up?
 
CF – Growing up? Well, he was always someone I revered for sure, like he was always lots of fun, and he was always somebody I was able to talk to, which was awesome, coming from a family that was very traditional in the sense that, I think now they’ve evolved into, that we were able to talk more openly, but also growing up it was really tough for them. So having had my godfather there while I was growing up meant a huge, huge deal for myself and my cousins and my brother because I think he was, he’s a cool guy. A guy we all wanted to talk to and hang out with and he’s fun and he’s great and we always have great conversations. And I love him, he’s a great, great, great guy.
 
FF – Wonderful.
 
CF – Yeah.

FF – So, now, if you could describe Louis in four words, what would they be?
 
CF – They would be… I know what they’d be. They’d be fun, fantastic, and too sexy! He’ll like that one, he’ll like that one.
 
FF – That counts as one. That counts as one. You got one more.
 
CF – I’d say he’s a charming man. I think he’s a charming man.
 
FF – Fabulous! Thank you, those are great words, Claudia, thank you so much!
 
CF – Yeah, no problem.
 
FF – So now, if people wanted to know more about Sage’s particular condition, micro and macro lymphatic cystic malformation, is there a place that you can recommend, that they can go to? A website or an organization? And how can we help?
 
CF – So, just for information purposes, the Nationwide Hospital in Columbus, Ohio has the most research done on the specific condition. They have a lot of information if people want to know what it’s about. That would be a really good website to go to just to inform yourself on what it is.
 
FF – Wonderful. We’re at the end here, Claudia. Thank you so much for your time.
 
CF – Thank you for taking the time as well, to find out about Sage.
 
FF – Yeah, this was incredibly fascinating and informative, and a topic that I, and many other people obviously won’t know that much about, so thank you so much for sharing your story, and how it impacted your life, and I hope you have a wonderful evening and a great rest of the summer, and we’ll talk to you soon.
 
CF – Thank you, you too.
 
FF – Okay, bye-bye.
 
CF – Bye.
 
 
Thanks to Casey for all the transcripts!
 
For more photos please visit Claudia's Page here at The Friends of Louis Ferreira.

In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA") we have obtained the parents' express permission to post photos of their children as well as their stories at louisferreira.org. Please do not repost them without the parents' permission. All photos © by Claudia Ferreira.

 
 

 
 
PHOTOS
 
Even if you're not a soccer fan you may have heard that Portugal won the Euro 2016 Championship. Being of Portuguese descent Louis had every reason to celebrate! Billie and Giancarlo, of course, are always up for a party - especially when it involves dressing up!
 


 
 

 
 
IT CAME FROM THE TWITTERVERSE
 

Happy Sunday July 17, 2016
 
 

 
 
SCREENCAPS
 
To celebrate the start of the last season of MOTIVE on USA Network in the US we have 818 screencaps from the episode The Vanishing Policeman. Oscar Vega tries to adjust to his new position as staff sergeant while Angie Flynn rocks a new 'do and rolls eyes over a new team member. The death of a fellow police officer hits close to home for all of them.

Here is also a direct link to the album: http://s906.photobucket.com/user/adminLF/library/Louis%20Ferreira/MOTIVE%20Season%204/401%20The%20Vanishing%20Policeman



 

 
 
THE NEW READING SERIES: MR. MUGS - MEET MY PALS


 
The second monthly reading series is Mr. Mugs - Meet My Pals by Martha Kambeitz, Denise Burns and Josephine Proctor.

Louis credits the Mr. Mugs books series with helping him to learn English at a very young age. 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.
 
You can listen to the book readings on the Reading Series Page.
Here is this month's chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:


 
 
Chapter 2: Picnic Fun
 
Picnic Fun

I like a picnic, Mommy.
It's fun!
 
Oh!
The grasshoppers!
The grasshoppers!
Run, Pat!
Get the grasshoppers!

 
 
Oh, my!
See the grasshoppers!
Fast, daddy!
Get the grasshoppers!
Oh! MR. MUGS!
 
Look, Tom!
The grasshopper is on Mr. Mugs!
It likes my dog!
What a picnic! It's fun!
It's a picnic for grasshoppers!
And what a surprise for Mr. Mugs!
... to be continued next month!
 
 

 
 
FRIENDS NEWS
 
The Affolter Brothers

Are you following the Affolter Brothers on Instagram yet? If not, you should! There is lots of beautiful artwork being posted there right now - sketches and watercolors from Europe. Check them out!

Here is a view of Monaco - "The Ferrari of Cities".

Be sure to check in with the Counter Act website regularly - it is constantly being updated with new photos and character portraits. Louis plays the owner of the diner where a sit-in is happening, as various people get involved in the Civil Rights movement in their own way. With current world events and the recent sit-in in Congress the topic is as hot as ever!

Meanwhile, Thomas Affolter has been shooting sunsets for a current project, and he was also filming Dianna David at the Whistler Children's Festival.

From the Affolter Entertainment Facebook Page:
"BRAND NEW VIDEO! The final video for Will Stroet of Will's Jams new album "Wordplay" has been released! Affolter Entertainment is proud to have produced this French video and collaborated yet again with the wonderful Will Stroet and Kim The! And a huge shout out to the many kindergarten students who are the stars of this fun video! Great people, great music!"
 

Amanda Alexander
 
Need we say more?
Thanks for sharing, Amanda!

Amanda is currently working as the script supervisor for the new Netflix series Travelers, which also stars our friends Patrick Gilmore and Jen Spence, and which features one very special guest star! Stay tuned!
 
 
Greyston Holt

Greyston will be at Comic Con Copenhagen, Denmark, this Fall! You can visit him there September 24-25, 2016.

The hit series "Bitten" Season 3 DVD was released July 19th.



Mika McKinnon

Mika has been covering a lot of exciting space topics lately, from the Space Launch System (SLS) test firing to the Juno spacecraft arriving at Jupiter. Fun  Fact: Our update manager Alma's uncle is also working on SLS! It's a small world after all!
 
"FYI: The Space Launch System rocket booster is enormous. This is not even half of one segment. The rocket has FIVE segments. That's big. Like, really big."

 
"Turns out a recently-fired rocket smells like burnt tires."


Here are more of Mika's articles about Juno on New Scientist, The Week and Astronomy.

And finally, here is Mika's pet hedgehog on the go:
 

"Obligatory hedgehog tax: Sometime little friend has places to go and has no patience for snuggles."
 

Eugene Lipinski

The Romeo Section has started production on Season 2. The show premieres October 5, and Eugene will be reprising his role as Al. Several Behind-the-scenes photos have been posted of recent shoot but none of them include Eugene.

In the meantime, if you live in Canada you can catch an encore presentation of the first season Wednesdays at 9pm on CBC Television. Louis guest stars in about half of those episodes as the character Fred Foy.
Troy Mundle

SADinVAN
Troy's web series Single and Dating in Vancouver won four awards at the Austin WebFest including Best Lead Actor for Troy!

SADinVAN has also qualified for the Marseille Web Fest in October. Congrats to the entire SADinVAN team!

Troy recently lived it up at the DemonX Wrap Party, you can also check out the series Facebook Page and trailer (Troy doesn't appear). He also starred in No Compassion, No Mercy - you can watch the trailer here.


Dennis Heaton

Dennis live tweets during new Motive episodes on Tuesday nights! Catch his hilarious comments at @DennisHeaton2!

Heather M from The Televixen did a great interview with Dennis about Motive's Season 4. It's  very insightful and contains the following gem:

Heaton says the decision to devote part of season 4 to the mystery of Vega’s illness arose from a desire to serve both the character and Louis Ferreira. “The illness came out of wanting to give Louis an opportunity to drill into Vega, who is a very still waters run deep guy,” he recalls. “It started with,”What can we do for that character?’ All of the things that come off of that…the friction with Angie, the [relationship] with Betty, the march out of being a detective, evolved out of that initial desire to let that character look in the mirror for a while.”
 
Read the entire interview here.

Here is Dennis on the set of MOTIVE with Tommy Flanagan  who guest starred in Season 4 episode 8 "Foreign Relations".
 
 
Patrick Gilmore

Patrick's IMDb listings have been updated with his Travelers credits! Here's an official Netflix ad with Patrick's credit.
 
 
Patrick's typing something really important and in character.
 
This fabulous photo was taken by Arnold Pinnock, somewhere on the set of Travelers.
 

No Men Beyond This Point was released on DVD July 12th, you can get it now at Amazon.

And here is Patrick delighting the crowds at June's TNL fundraiser for Project Limelight! Thanks to our friend Troy Mundle for sharing this photo!


 
Eric Banerd

Star Trek: Beyond opens July 22nd. If you're an eagle-eyed moviegoer you may spot Eric who plays a Swarm Soldier!

Zajac Ranch For Children
Eric writes: "I made some big goals this year to contribute to other people. I'm proud to say my company EB Painting is sponsoring the Zajac Ranch For Children. They've built a large new building at the ranch that will act as a movie theatre for screening movies and a space for other activities. I've partnered up with one of my suppliers, Dulux Paints, to do all of the painting in the facility for FREE! We start painting on Friday! Super stoked. Check out their website and if you're inclined to make a donation to them please do, the ranch is an incredible opportunity for children with all types of disabilities to experience summer camp! Pictures to come..."
Eric celebrates Canada Day!

Here's Eric with his ride from a recent project.
 
And here are the dates and venues for the 2016 summer tour of Eric's band The Wild Romantics!

Such a heavy schedule will make anyone thirsty, so here's the band enjoying a well-deserved beer.
 
 

 
Jeff Cathrow

Jeff writes:
"I met with my old publisher Editions Ltd. in Emeryville while I was in the Bay Area  (I  literally grabbed a box of prints to take to them on my way out the door the day I left here---I thought what the heck, these aren't doing me any good sitting here in this box...).
 
The meeting went well and I'm glad I took the prints to show them.  They decided to put together a series of 30-50 images that will be a part of Studio/EL's regular lineup soon.  They have a Print On Demand program for hospitals, retirement homes, hotels and such---instead of buying original art at a high price the client can choose among Studio EL's catalogue and order as many or as few images needed---Studio/EL then prints the image(s) chosen on paper, canvas, acrylic or metal substrate and at a price between original art and posters.  Unlike posters, they don't have to make large print runs that take up space and cost a lot to produce, either.
 
Those architectural detail images were taken primarily in Portugal, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Paris and Morocco."

   
From the StudioELArt Facebook Page:
"Busily curating a collection from prolific photographer Jeff Cathrow. Vintage charm never goes out of style!"

Jennifer Spence

Jen guest-starred in several episodes of Travelers, alongside our friend Patrick Gilmore! Her IMDb listings have been updated accordingly.

A Film Poster for Jen's recent short film Ganjy can be found here.

Jen's series You Me Her is now on HBO Canada!


Ingrid Rogers

Photographer Ray Kachatorian took some pictures of Ingrid and Rob.
 

photo by Ray Kachatorian
"Love this man so much. Thanks for the great shot Ray."

Rob Munic

A blast from the past - it's Teenage Rob in a Starburst commercial!
 

Rob's latest film Over, Under, Through just wrapped filming. He wrote the script, and you can see some great still images here. The movie is about a Korean Immigrant family set in K-Town.
 
And here's another great shot by photographer Ray Kachatorian.
 

photo by Ray Kachatorian
Ray Kachatorian is no joke with the camera.
 

Peter Kelamis

Peter attended the Tuesday Night Live event that Patrick Gilmore moderated. Of course the two Stargate Universe alumni couldn't resist taking a picture with their former colleague Brad Wright who was a storyteller that evening!
 

 

Bradley Stryker

We've updated Bradley's IMDb listing with credits for Max 2: White House Hero which is currently filming (here's a photo) and Drone which is now in post-production.
Drone Logline: Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman. Note that FYA co-founder Patrick Sabongui is also involved in the project.

Bradley's script for The Dragon Run is a Finalist in the 2016 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Contest. Congratulations!
 
Bradley's feature film Land of Smiles won Best Feature Film at the Honolulu Film Awards...
 
 
...as well as the Best Feature Film Award at the Mexico International Film Fest! Congrats to the whole team!
 
 
 
A million thanks to our Updates Manager Alma who always finds the coolest stuff that our interview guests have been up to!
 
 

 
HEALING BODY ART
 
Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. Please visit her website for lots more photos and fascinating facts and information about this ancient artform. And if you find yourself in Vancouver - visit her studio and treat yourself to some Healing Body Art made just for you.

Nicole writes:
 
This month I thought I would show the natural stain progression of henna on skin.
Picture one is fresh henna paste applied to skin, it looks black. This paste stays in place for some time (3-24 hours) and then is removed by scraping off.

Picture two is the next day after the paste is removed. Notice a reddish tone.

Picture three is two days after paste is removed. Now the henna is a darker brown colour. This stain should last about two weeks!

Not all henna looks the same once the stain has developed. Every region produces a different variety of henna and this produces differing stains. I tend to stick with Pakistani henna and Indian Rajistani henna.
 
 
 

 
 
IN MEMORY OF OUR PETS
 
Jacob
2006 - 2016


 
Jacob was born under the back porch, along with his brother Martin. When I moved I took them and their mother with me and built a pen for them in the new yard. Although he was mostly feral Jacob was always friendly with me and over the years he didn't mind being petted. Earlier this summer he damaged his radial nerve and became paralyzed in his right front leg, so when he returned from the hospital I decided to get him used to being an indoor cat. He was coping very well, both with his disability and living indoors. His death was completely unexpected. Jacob taught me trust, adaptability, perseverance and making the best of any situation. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.   - Bea
 
 
If you've recently lost a beloved companion animal please send a memory and photo to Ferreira Fest so we can share it here with all of our friends.
 
 

 
 

 
 
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