Ferreira Fest 170

Published February 2024
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Welcome to another Birthday Edition of our monthly Ferreira Fest gathering! We celebrate Louis’ birthday and check in with our charities and friends. In addition, we have our exclusive Reading Series, a new recipe from Jackie, photos, screen caps, shows news and so much more! Grab a wedge of virtual birthday cake or a donut and come on in!


We have fulfilled our pledge to gather 1000 birthday wishes for Louis this year! With our sponsorship of $.10 for every wish this adds up to exactly $100 (about CDN $135) which will be donated to Haven Toronto on Louis’ birthday. Thanks to Cindy for sponsoring the project and to everyone who participated!

We managed to cover two lawn bags with flower-embellished wishes for the “Lawn Bag to Lunch Bag” challenge, and two bags with quilt pattern decorated wishes for the “Lawn Bag to Sleeping Bag” challenge. There were enough stickers to even cover the bottom of two of the bags!



Ability Online

At Ability Online our mission is to provide a social network technology platform that gives youth with disabilities, parents, and professionals a safe, secure, and positive online experience every time they log in.
We strive to remove social barriers and reduce the stigma associated with being different, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence.
We aim to promote independence and a better quality of life with learning and skills development.
Above all, we want to promote respect, acceptance, and inclusion.

Research Partners:
We have been fortunate over the years to have partnered with some excellent researchers from across Canada, many of whom have helped us evaluate the effectiveness/impact of an online environment for providing support and information to various individuals with a variety of disabilities or health conditions.
To date we have collaborated in clinical research with these organizations:

Research Reports and Published Articles:
You can access below some of the reports and articles done in collaboration with our Partners:
Development of an Online Father’s Group
Online Support for Adolescents with Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy
Kidney research 07 08
Adolescents Kidney Disease 2009

Please consider making a donation to help ensure that disabled kids, youth and young adults always have a secure bully-free online place to socialize – just click on the logo below!

Haven Toronto

Toronto is currently experiencing several extreme cold weather alerts. Haven Toronto is providing important supports to its elder, homeless members during these frigid, dangerous days.

How Haven Toronto Is Helping:
Haven’s day center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, where we provide a warm, safe place for registered members (homeless men 50 and over) to spend the day and access free healthy meals and a variety of warm clothing they may need.
We also offer several social programs (library, computers, games, TV) and provide access to onsite medical support to monitor frostbite and other health-related issues. We can provide this critical support because of contributions from generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and community-based donors. Thank you!

How Can You Help?
If you happen upon a homeless person in your neighborhood, you can provide them with a warm blanket, make sure they are not in immediate danger, offer to take them to an emergency warming center, or, if necessary, contact the police to seek more urgent help that they may require.

Let’s all do our part to help those in need during these frigid days.

You can also help by giving 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

As we celebrate Black History Month at The Children’s Aid Foundation with this year’s theme “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build,” we’re sharing stories from former youth in care, and highlighting Black-focused programs and ongoing efforts to create a more equitable future for Black and Black-Biracial youth involved in the child welfare system.

By the Numbers:

Click the block above to learn more!

Black children and youth are significantly overrepresented in the child welfare system for a myriad of reasons including systemic racism, poverty and intergenerational trauma. Data from the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto shows that African-Caribbean Canadians are overrepresented in care at five times their representation in the population. African-Caribbean Canadians represent 41% of children and youth in care, despite making up only 8% of the population in Toronto. In Ontario, Black children make up just 7% of the overall child population yet represent 13.9% of children living in government care.

In 2020, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada made it a strategic priority to address this overrepresentation. Together, alongside partners, allies, donors and advocates, we’re aiming to reduce the number of Black children and youth entering care, increase high school graduation rates and help youth transitioning out of care live meaningful, independent lives.

You can help by donating – every penny helps and will make a difference! Simply click on the logo below and follow the instructions.


NCIS: Lifeline

Louis will be on NCIS (Season 21, Episode 3) on Monday February 26. It’s his second time on the long-running series, playing two different characters.

The NCIS team experiences fresh views during Walk-a-Mile day, then Kasie receives an urgent mystery message.
Louis plays Harlan Atwood.


Louis has a small part in the critically acclaimed new mini series Shōgun. He plays Captain Ferreira in Episode 2 Servants of Two Masters which premiers February 27 on Hulu/ FX. Mark your calendars now!
Watch the the new extended trailer here!

When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, Lord Yoshii Toranaga discovers secrets that could tip the scales of power and devastate his enemies.

Here is an article that mentions Louis as a cast member: Final trailer for Shogun, the ambitious Disney+ series arriving this month

Breaking Bad

An iconic show like Breaking Bad isn’t going to fade away anytime soon. People are still writing articles about it, and here’s a recent one from Collider by Hannah Saab and Alyssa De Leo that mentions Louis and his character Declan:

The 20 Best ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes, Ranked According to IMDb

Here is an excerpt:

In “Say My Name,” Walt is already a ruthless criminal who will do anything to expand and protect his drug empire, and he also makes sure that everyone knows it. So when he encounters a new minor antagonist Declan (Louis Ferreira), he quashes the character’s resistance against Walt’s plans and rules about his territory.

There is also a page dedicated to Declan at the Breaking Bad Wiki. Check it out!

Stargate Universe

Despite its far too short life of only two seasons, Stargate Universe keeps popping up in the news, and here is a very thorough article that explores the reasons for its untimely cancellation:

Vince McMahon Killed A Major Sci-Fi Franchise?

(Spoiler alert: No, he didn’t.)


Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:

February 21, 8:50pm – SHO2e; 10:30pm – PAR
February 22, 2:15pm – SHO; 8pm – PAR
February 23, 1:25am – SHO
February 24, 12:35pm – SHO2e
February 25, 2:20am – SHO2e
February 28, 3:30pm – SHO
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after hearing of a plot to kill the President. After being-double crossed for the attempt and on the run, he sets out for the real killer and the truth. Louis plays FBI director Howard Purnell whose allegiance changes in the course of the story.

Click the screen cap for more!

February 23, 8pm – BBC
February 24, 1am – BBC
In this tasty romantic drama, a cocky skirt-chasing bartender drops out of law school in search of a top-shelf lifestyle. Later, his romance with a pretty waitress is threatened by an alluring fashion executive who wants him all to herself. Louis plays a buddy of the lead character.

Click the screen cap for more!

S.W.A.T. – School
Season 2 Episode 11
February 27, 9am – SUNDANCE

The SWAT team faces difficult reminders of a past school shooting when they receive a warning that a copycat plans to re-enact the crime. As the team races to stop the new threat, they flash back to the day of the tense first mission. Louis plays former SWAT team leader William ‘Buck’ Spivey.

Check here every week for current TV airings!


We have 244 screen caps of the Motive Season 3 Episode 9 Best Enemies.

Here’s a plot summary, adapted from IMDb:
The Victim: Nika Reid, an assistant to renowned but sleazy photographer Eric Sharpe, who likes to party hard with his young female models and staff, most who will do whatever he says to gain his influence to get ahead in the business. The Killer: Stacy Lawford, who works at a local online gossip blog called Wicked City. Stacy also happens to be Nika’s roommate and best friend. Eric discovered Nika’s dead body in bed with him when he wakes up after a late night party at his studio. The detectives at first believe Eric is the person who stabbed Nika. Stacy inserts herself into the story, covering it for Wicked City. Stacy’s vehemence at Eric being the killer raises suspicions in Angie. Meanwhile, Internal Affairs has issued requests for meetings with the team, each who has a different perspective of how far they will go to protect Angie concerning another case.

Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the screen cap below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dCpBQFc9mX0ZmPRdB44dGoCiGy8IcA96?usp=sharing


Louis’ goddaughter Claudia and her husband visited with Louis and Jackie last month. Here they are enjoying a meal together.

Claudia joined Ferreira Fest for an interview about her youngest daughter Sage in July 2016. You can read the interview in Ferreira Fest 079!

And while it’s not exactly a photo, Louis sent this cartoon of himself wishing everybody a Happy (Belated) Valentine’s Day!

And Jackie shared a beautiful Sunday morning look from Southern California.

Check out the scenery!


The fourth monthly reading series continues in Mr. Mugs – Rockets Away! – Part 2  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 eBayAmazon 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, and you can read and listen to the first half of this book here

Here is this month’s chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Chapter 43: Georgie Giraffe (continued)

Mr. G. thought and then told Georgie,
“You know, Georgie, you can’t change like that.
Your long legs are for running fast.
You can outrun the tiger, the bear,
and the elephant.
With your long neck you can look
away out and up and see things.
Little animals can’t see what you do.”

“Think about that, Georgie.
You are a giraffe.
So you should be a good one.
You won’t be happy trying to be
something you’re not.
You’ll have to change your thinking,
Georgie. You can’t change
what you look like.”

Georgie thought about what Mr. G.
had told him.


Alaina Huffman

Alaina writes:
“March 12. See me, Osric Chau, Tahmoh Penikett and my little Lincoln as Jonah!”

After an alleged abduction of Margot’s son Jonah, Ozzie and Darren, journalists investigating supernatural causes, are determined to expose the truth. During their investigation, Ozzie grapples with his own haunting memories, leading to intense skepticism about Margot’s story.

Fun Fact: Alaina was pregnant with Lincoln when she filmed Stargate Universe with Louis. In the series, Louis’ character, Colonel Everett Young, was the father of the child.

K’Aryn Mott

Intimacy coordinators are intimacy professionals who work on film, television, and performance capture projects. The following infographic is from Principal Intimacy Professionals.

Our friend has officially changed their name to K’Aryn (they/ them). They are a Mental Health Coordinator + Intimacy Coordinator for theatre, film and television.

This month’s insight is about working with water.

“Working with water requires additional considerations as an Intimacy Coordinator. Here are some of the things we at PIP consider. Some top hashtags for intimacy coordinators, consent, and boundaries in the film industry are (click on the items for more info):”

#IntimacyCoordinator #intimacydirector #ConsentInFilm #SetBoundaries #SafeSet #RespectfulFilmmaking #FilmIndustryEthics #InclusiveProduction #BodyPositiveFilmmaking #EmpoweredActors #IntimacyOnSet #Waterprotocols

Justin Breault

Justin got new headshots done! Here is one – click on it to see the others in the series!

Justin would like to thank Karolina Turek for her fantastic photos. Check out her website at https://www.karolinaturek.com/!

Justin is an actor, stunt performer and personal trainer in Vancouver, BC.

Greyston Holt

Greyston makes his home on Salt Spring Island where he also grew up.

Besides being a talented actor Greyston is also an accomplished photographer and he frequently posts gorgeous views of his home.

Check out his Instagram feed for more examples!

Troy Mundle

Troy (center) is continuing his work on the Star Wars fan spinoff series Bucketheads. He plays the main character Torin Sereta. Here’s some news from the producers:

“We’re alive! Meet us at Fan Expo Vancouver Booth 805 this weekend to get the latest plans for Bucketheads Chapter 3 and other Star Wars content we’ve been working on. Plus meet the show creators Andy and Marco as well as some of the cast and crew.”

Patrick Gilmore

Season 3, Episode 2 of Family Law “A River in Egypt” guest stars Patrick Gilmore as Bryan Beasley and Britt Irvin as Michelle Fischer.
“These two are sickeningly in love, and Nina is doing her best to be happy for her dad.”

Family Law streams on The CW on Thursdays (check your listings for times) and on Global TV Network in Canada.

Eric Banerd

Eric’s company Even Better Painting was at the BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place!

They also shared a successful kitchen remodel:
“From brown and down, to modern and light. We can’t wait to help you transform your space!”

David Dingess

David’s newest album Songs Maybe The Kids Will Like is now available on Spotify.

Click on the album cover art or the song list for a link to listen to the album.

David has recorded a number of musical pieces for our exclusive Reading Series and for our Elmer the Safety Elephant collection. He’ currently composing and recording music for video games.

Jennifer Spence

Our friend is currently starring in a new series called The Trades which premiers on March 22! She writes:

“I love this group. From the minute I read the pilot I was hooked. Creator Ryan Jay Lindsay and co-pilot Andrew James McMichael have built such a compelling world with a truly authentic voice, and characters I immediately fell in love with and felt like I knew or wanted to grab a beer with. This is a workplace comedy we’ve never seen before, complete with dirty jokes and the biggest wet dream of an ensemble of actors rooted by kick ass numero uno Robb Wells . And no one else could have led us through block-shooting-8-episodes-all-at-once-in-2-months-with-10-hour-camera-days better than Warren P. Sonoda. What a champion. Huge huge thanks to our incredible producers and beautiful crew for keeping us afloat amidst heatwaves, fires and floods. Maritimers are my people!”

Peter Kelamis

Peter is keeping busy on the Con circuit! He’ll be at Frankfort Animefest on February 24th, and at South West Florida Comic Con on March 3rd. Click on the links for more info and to get tickets!

“OH MAN!!! Very cool to be the voice of Yodarha in this game! Looks like you guys are enjoying it!

“After just 11 days, Granblue Fantasy: Relink has sold over 1 million copies worldwide! A million thanks to our wonderful community of skyfarers for helping us reach this milestone.”

Peter made a discovery at the grocery store:

“Super Saiyans!
They’re not just for Breakfast anymore!
This would be a great item to get signed at an upcoming Con!
Just Saiyan!”

“Cheers to the best town in all of Saskatchewan — Wullerton!”
(Peter in Corner Gas 20 years ago)

Peter is having 21st century problems…
“USB Cords are the “Lost Socks From The Dryer” of the New Millennium.”

Peter writes:
American Dreamer, a film I got to be a part of a couple of years ago is finally getting a release!!!
Got to work with Peter Dinklage and Shirley Maclaine! Very excited to see the final cut!”

Watch the trailer here.

Bradley Stryker

Bradley writes:
“I did an episode of Tracker (premiers February 25th).
That’s it for now.”

Series Logline:
Colter Shaw travels the country in his old-school RV to help police and private citizens solve crimes and locate missing persons until his latest case changes everything.

Episode Logline (“Springland“) Season 1, Episode 3:
As Colter helps a young woman locate her free-spirited sister, he digs deeper into how her last days may lead to a dark secret she unearthed in this tight-knit town.

Bradley played the role of Tom Tozer. Congrats, Bradley!


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!

Gluten Free Vegan Vanilla Mini Donuts

“For all you donut lovers, I know how hard it is to find GF/ Vegan donuts out there. Try making your own homemade fluffy and delicious little minis. Yummm! Happy baking, friends!”


1 1/4 cups gluten-free Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Flour
1/3 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat your oven to 375F. In a large bowl, whisk, measure and sift the gluten-free flour, cane sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  2. Add the vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar, dairy-free milk, and vegetable oil. Whisk together until smooth.

3. Prepare a mini donut pan by spraying it with cooking oil or coconut oil.

4. Spoon the donut mixture into the donut pan, being careful not to overfill them. If you have extra batter, you can fill up a few silicone baking cups for a couple of mini cakes to bake alongside the donuts.

5. Place the donut pan in the oven and bake for 10 to 13 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

6. After the donuts have cooled about a minute, transfer them to cool completely on a wire rack.

7. Melt some vegan dark chocolate and or white chocolate for the glaze. I added some pink pataya to the white chocolate for the pink color.

8. After the donuts have cooled, dip them in the chocolate and transfer to a wire rack.

9. Enjoy your donuts as is or decorate them with sprinkles, shredded or flaked coconut, or colored sugar.


Every month Vancouver artist Nicole Pilich shares one of her henna creations with Ferreira Fest. And if you find yourself in Vancouver visit her studio and treat yourself to some Healing Body Art made just for you.

This month Nicole writes:

“Talking about storms! We have just had two in a row, and if you know us in Vancouver we don’t fair well with any sub zero temperatures along with precipitation. Lots of snow and frozen roads here. Disruption to many services and institutions. But for me – I am so-called essential and had to brave the storms to make it to work!”

“I have not been doing anything yet but I asked [my daughter] Gala to submit something as she is only doing artwork now in her school. She sent this with no title but it’s cute and I thought you’d like it.
Take care and talk again soon,

And that, dear Friends, is about it for this month! Thanks for visiting often! Be sure to follow us on “X” / Twitter for all the Louis news you can handle and TV reminders!

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We hope to see you all next month!