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Published August 2016.

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Good news! It’s the 20th of the month and we’re throwing another great party at Ferreira Fest to celebrate the acting career of Louis Ferreira, the newest exciting projects of his friends and our chosen charities! We have lots of good stuff for everyone this month – great photos and screencaps, auction items for your personal collections, our second Reading Series and much more! Pick up an age-appropriate pineapple cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

The Summer Newsletter for Ability Online is now available! Lean more about using iPods to enhance communication and learning, and a new program called Anxiety Busters to deal with anxiety disorders.

If you know a child with a disability who would love to have more online friends and a safe space to interact with others like them, please refer them to Ability Online. Learn about their great work with disabled youth on our Ability Online Page. You may also support their vital programs by making a donation – just click on the logo below.

Project Limelight

If you missed Project Limelight‘s last big show #Fairytale, here are ways for you to catch up!

You can check out the Three Tenderloins clip or watch Princess Celestial and Wee Fairy sing “Little Me”.

The next Tuesday Night Live fundraiser is on September 27th.

And here’s an easy way for you to help with Project Limelight‘s next big show: click on the logo below to make an easy, secure donation!

The Good Neighbours’ Club

All summer long the Good Neighbours’ Club has monthly outdoor BBQs for the men. As you can see from the picture, they are very popular.

The GNC Mural  

“Since we installed our mural in late 2014, it has received lots of attention. We see people stopping and taking pictures, we’ve seen some on-line, others stop and stare and wonder what is inside and what we do. A few have even stepped inside to ask what we do. It has become unique in the neighbourhood.

The faces represent the men from a variety of backgrounds and professions who found themselves stepping thru our front door, being welcomed and treated with dignity.”

“We are very grateful to have a library that allows the men to sign out books. It honours Major General Bruce Jarvis Legge who was a distinguished Canadian and former Chair of our Board. Bruce Legge served as the Assistant Crown Attorney, as a Pension Advocate and Chairman of the Ontario Workmen’s Compensation Board. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1959, and served as the Chairman of a number of Commissions of Enquiry in Canada and the United States on issues of safety and workers’ compensation.”

The GNC Library

It’s easy to support the great work of the GNC. Just click on the logo below and you will be taken to our very own donation website. Every penny helps!

The Children’s Aid Foundation

Our contact Abby Wong at The Children’s Aid Foundation writes:
“I thought I would share with you a recent video of the Joe Carter Classic – it gives a great look at the celebrity guests who attended, the fun they had and the great cause they supported.”
Click here to watch!

Upcoming Events
September 7th – 2nd Annual AMBI Gala – Cinema to Help the World
7pm-11pm at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
“The night before TIFF’s opening, celebrities and artists will gather for the AMBI Gala in support of disadvantaged youth in Toronto. The legendary Aretha Franklin will headline the entertainment, with Martin Short as Master of Ceremonies, James Franco as Honourary Co-Chair and Sylvia Mantella as Chair. The AMBI Gala 2016 will benefit two charities – the Children’s Aid Foundation and UforChange.”  

September 13th – 17th Annual Recognition Night
6pm-9:30pm at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Koerner Hall
Recognition Night is an evening honouring the incredible resiliency and achievements of the bright and deserving young people we support, while celebrating the commitment of our generous donors and volunteers.”

You can always read the latest news at the online newsletter The Buzz. And if you are able to make a donation to help kids in foster care please click on the logo below which will take you to our very own CAFDN donations page.


MOTIVE has almost finished its run on CTV in Canada. After a two week hiatus new episodes will start airing again on August 22. There are only 2 episodes left!
A preview for Natural Selection can be found here. And here is a review of the episode The Score.

MotiveTV shared a Behind-the-scenes shot of filming parts of an episode on a Genie lift.

Even if you don’t live in Canada you can follow some of the excitement of the new episodes by following MotiveTV, cast and crew members on Twitter, as many of them live-tweet during the show.



Louis had some special house guests this summer – a pair of mourning doves nested on the front porch and raised a clutch of babies. Jackie shared some photos.

Listen to the sound clip here:

LF – “We had two little birds, mom and dad, and we found out they were two doves, and they would take turns on the nest. They’ve flown out; one of them is right here, in my backyard, because she sees this as her home, and all four of them hang out around the house. And it’s really, really special. I could not believe how fast they grew. And within a week they were gone. Just out there in the world and… Quite amazing.”

Maxim Roy from the Season 2 This Life cast posted a funny photo from a day’s filming in a very hot car. Luckily their sense of humor got them through it. Thanks for sharing, Maxim!


MOTIVE‘s run is almost over! This month we have screencaps from episode 8 in Season 4 – Foreign Relations. Oscar feels the pinch of bureaucracy on the job and Angie gets a new colleague from Interpol!

Here is a direct link to the album: https://ferreirafestscreencaps.shutterfly.com/pictures/5162


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.

This month’s section is Chapter 3: A Picnic of Mr. Mugs – Meet My Pals .


The Affolter Brothers

The Affolter Entertainment website has been redesigned. It looks very snazzy – check it out!

The Counter Act website is up and running; find out more about the short film starring Louis as the owner of the diner where the story takes place. Watch for the movie at a short films festival near you in the coming months!

The Brothers’ latest filming projects include the Aprons for Gloves event and Carrie Underwood at Sunfest2016.

While Nathan sketched caricatures at the Maritime Festival in Steveston…

See more on Instagram!

Jon did some “Food Court sketches” while doing some serious peoplewatching!

See more on Instagram!

Justin Breault

Our friend Justin won 1st place in the 30-39 division at the 37th Johnson’s International 5-Miler!
Congratulations, Justin!

Justin writes:
“I’ve been in St. Stephen for less than 24 hours and I’m remembering why my childhood, in a small town, was such a great one. Seeing old friends and acquaintances has filled my heart with so much happiness and love. Yeah, I’ve become soft over time….and that’s ok 🙂
This morning I placed 3rd overall in the international run and 1st in the 30-39 division. They gave my trophy to the wrong guy however, realizing their mistake, he came over and insisted that I take the trophy. That’s the type of standup people that St. Stephen produces.”

Amanda Alexander

Amanda’s IMDb listings have been updated – check out Amanda’s Page! Please note that her credits for Travelers have not appeared yet on IMDb.
Now that season 1 of Travelers has wrapped Amanda is off to new projects! She writes: “I start The 100 in August and then a Netflix series called Altered Carbon in November.” Stay tuned for more on those shows that are so lucky to have her!

Amanda has kindly signed two Stargate Universe DVDs, donated by our researcher Agi. The DVDs were also signed by showrunner Brad Wright and director Andy Mikita.

They will be auctioned at this year’s Don S. Davis Memorial Auction at Dragon Con in Atlanta on Sunday September 4. If you are at Dragon Con this year be sure to bid on these unique items!

Greyston Holt

Greyston has been jamming in the studio and writing music lately…

So now his dog Niko really wants some TLC!
Click to watch the video clip.

Mika McKinnon

Mika will be at Dragon Con September 2-5 in Atlanta, GA. Check out what she’ll be up to there!

Spacepod: Episode 56 – Fiction Science with Mika McKinnon
“The day after Juno arrived at Jupiter, an astrophysicist gave me a cocktail and asked me for storytime about working in fiction.”

And of course here is the obligatory photo of Mika’s hedgehog, this time in his sleeping bag!

Eugene Lipinski

Eugene has updated IMDb listings which have been added to Eugene’s Page.

He has been busy filming Season 2 of The Romeo Section in Vancouver and following NASA’s latest space exploration missions since he’s a huge space buff!

So – just for Eugene (and all you other space buffs out there) here’s a picture of the Juno spacecraft which has just gone into orbit around Jupiter!

Troy Mundle

SADinVANSingle And Dating in Vancouver – is going to be at the 2016 Marseille Web Fest – October 21 & 22! 

“Pack your passport, honey, ’cause SADinVAN heads to Marseille, France to attend the Marseille International Online Fest this October. The Vancouver series is one of only 25 International series that will be screened at the 2016 Marseille Web Fest. The Festival runs from October 21 through 22nd at the Jolliet Theatre in Marseille, France. Be sure to follow SADinVAN on Twitter and Instagram for updates!
For more info on the Marseille Web Fest check out their website, Facebook and Twitter.”

Watch the Official 2016 Marseilles Web Fest Teaser; Louis makes an appearance at the end! Find out more about the series’ creator on Troy’s Page!

Dennis Heaton

Dennis’ Page has been updated with new IMDb listings – check it out!

He live tweets during Motive episodes, which air on Tuesday nights at 10pm PST. Check out his many fun and informative tidbits on Twitter!

And here is Dennis sporting an epic beard and posing with Motive cast members from episode 411 Natural Selection.

Patrick Gilmore

Here’s Patrick and the cast of Travelers !

The Travelers premiere date has been officially announced!

TRAVELERS, a Netflix Original Series! Coming October 16th at 10pm on Showcase and a worldwide release on Netflix to follow!

Starring Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Jared Abrahamson, Nesta Cooper, Reilly Dolman & Patrick Gilmore.”

A Blast from the Past: Watch Patrick in Deconstructing Destiny, as he explains all the technical details of the Ancient space ship… or not…

A handful of great movie scenes as reenacted by Patrick. Not for fans of those movies!

And finally, watch Patrick play Watermelon Roulette: You put rubber bands around the middle of a watermelon until it blows up into two halves…

And since Patrick’s own website is currently down please visit Patrick’s Page right here!

Alex Appel

Alex will be at Dragon Con in Atlanta on August 26 and 27. Ferreira Fest will catch up with her and her latest projects. Send us an email if you’re going to Dragon Con and would like to meet her! Until then, please visit Alex’ Page!

Eric Banerd

Eric’s Page has been updated with new IMDb listings:

Off the Clock (Short) (2016) – Jimmy
Logline: Daryl Murphy is a detective on the hunt for a troubled young girl. Does she even want his aid?

Aftermath (TV Series)  (2016)
– Episode #1.4 … Soldier
Logline: The Copeland family battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague – and the rise of supernatural creatures.

Eric writes of his recent trip to Iceland:
“My friends Sean Poague , Michael Jaworski and I recently took a trip to Iceland. We drove for 9 days around the Ring Road and packed as much as we could into that time. We camped almost every night, cooked most of our own meals out of a small propane burner and ate a lot of cheese and crackers in our 4×4 Dacia Duster. We were able to experience much of what Iceland has to offer and capture the footage in this video. Enjoy!”

Eric’s band The Wild Romantics got a lovely review for their recent performance at the Serenity Music show. Check it out!

The band will play at The Fox Cabaret (Vancouver, BC) on August 25th. Tickets are now available!

The Wild Romantics playing at Music in the Park – Eric’s on drums!

Rob Munic

Rob has a number of new IMDb listings, so his page just received some major updates. Check out Rob’s Page!

Rob is a producer and writer on the new series Ice which is filming already in Vancouver.

Logline: A diamond dealer navigates the culturally diverse and otherwise treacherous world of the diamond business.

Ice was ordered to series by AT&T’s Audience Network and the cast has been announced.

Here’s a photo from the first day on-set with David Alex Boorstein (President of TV at FUQUA FILMS by Antoine Fuqua). Rob writes: “First day. First rehearsal. All good.

Peter Kelamis

Peter has several new IMDb listings, so his page has been updated accordingly:

Why We’re Killing Gunther  (2017) Rahmat
Logline: A group of eccentric assassins are fed up with Gunther, the world’s greatest hit-man, and decide to kill him but their plan turns into a series of bungled encounters as Gunther seems to always be one step ahead. (The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as Gunther.)

Beat Bugs (TV Series) (2016)
Logline: Beat Bugs is an animated series, revolving around the lives and adventures of five charming and funny child-like bugs who live in an overgrown American-style backyard. (Each episode is inspired by a Beatles song. It airs on Netflix.)

Here’s Peter on stage at the Ice House
Comedy Club
earlier this month.

Intimidation at its best:
Peter is about to audition for the role of a cop.

Bradley Stryker

Bradley’s full-length feature film Land of Smiles has a new teaser! You can read all about it on the LoS Facebook Page.

The movie also won the Award of Excellence in film making at the Spotlight Horror Film Awards.

And here’s Bradley paying a visit to the folks at Stan and Deliver Films.


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.

This month Nicole writes:
“This is another Jagua tattoo which produces a blackish blue tattoo. My client lost a sporting bet and his punishment was to get a (temporary) facial tattoo.

He picked the famous
Mike Tyson tattoo of course!

The funny thing was that he had to meet his girlfriend’s parents for the first time that weekend… :-)”


Ice Bucket Challenge Results

Many of you will remember that Louis participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS/ Lou Gehrig’s Disease – in the middle of a panel at Dragon Con!

With so many celebrities taking part the search for a cure for ALS has received much-needed funding and several major breakthroughs have been made. Read the exciting news here! It only goes to show that awareness is often the first step to the solution!

The Don S. Davis Memorial Auction

Every year Louis and Ferreira Fest donate some items to be auctioned off for a good cause at the Don S. Davis Memorial Auction on Sunday September 4th at Dragon Con in Atlanta, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Hanover Ballroom, sections C/D/E at 4pm. This year’s proceeds benefit a cause that is near and dear to our hearts – the fight to end homelessness. The funds raised will go to The Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency (ACSS).

The ACSS’s mission is to empower homeless individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and lead the fight in breaking the cycle of homelessness in Greater Atlanta and beyond by providing a hand up – not a hand out.

This year we’re contributing four truly unique items, so please come and bid high!

Louis is providing an original Stargate watch – a rare and valuable item that was given to Stargate cast members on the 10th anniversary of Stargate SG-1. Fewer than 1000 exist. Agi donated Stargate Universe DVDs, and our friend Amanda Alexander kindly autographed them, along with directors Andy Mikita and Brad Wright. Like every year, Louis autographed a photo from the Stargate Universe days. It has been framed for safety and ease of display. Here’s your chance to own one!

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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