Ferreira Fest 171

Published March 2024
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Spring has sprung in the Northern hemisphere of our fair planet while it’s cooling off Down Under, and it’s time for our monthly gathering where we check in with Louis Ferreira, his friends and chosen charities. We have so much good stuff for you – lots of shows news, photos, screen caps, a new recipe from Jackie, our exclusive Reading Series and much more! Grab a refreshing Spring cocktail at our virtual bar and come on in!


Louis received this year’s Birthday Project on time and he absolutely loved it! Thanks to everyone who participated! If you missed out this year never fear – plans are already underway for next year’s Birthday Project. We usually start it at the end of the year.

Here’s a photo and a short video of Louis IN his Birthday Project. Enjoy!

“I just want to thank everybody for my wonderful birthday gift! I appreciate each and every one of you! Sending much love and every happiness to you!
I am Groot! No, I’m not Groot. I am Groot…”


Ability Online

When a child is lonely, it’s not fun.
When a child is lonely because they have a hard time making friends, that is worse.
When a child can’t make friends because they are “different” (the way they look, walk, talk, or behave) that is wrong.

MyAbility.ca provides a safe online space for youth of all abilities/differences to connect for friendship and support. In our online communities there is zero tolerance for bullying. Our amazing peer volunteers model good social skills and help create an atmosphere of positivity, away from all the negative “noise” found on public social media platforms that care more about numbers than people. Our brand new, mobile friendly and fully accessible platforms provide access to role models and mentors, inspiring content and resources for self care and self-improvement.

There are hundreds of thousands of young people with all kinds of disabilities/health challenges across the country who are experiencing social isolation just because they are “different”. And we want to reach them.

After 34 years of doing this, we know the impact of our program is transformational. We have helped youth who are non-verbal find their voice in our text based platform. We have helped members improve their social skills to make it easier to make friends offline. With words of encouragement and tons of compassion, we have helped our members build self-esteem and confidence. And by welcoming everyone and being all inclusive, we are breaking down the social stigma associated with having a disability or health challenge, showing others their potential to shine. It just takes one person to believe in you to make a difference.

We are committed to upholding the safety and confidentially of our vulnerable members. We invest heavily in technical security and in providing multiple ways for our members to engage and connect – from lively chat sessions to Wellness Wednesday activities; from shared experiences in “the Journey”, to topical discussions curated by the youth themselves. And we will share our success stories with you! And we hope you will share our stories with others.

Join us in connecting thousands of young people to reduce social isolation and build self-worth. No child deserves to be lonely, or left out.

Our three virtual communities are now fully launched!
We have separate online communities for youth, young adults, and their caregivers and families. They all promote inclusion, respect, personal growth, emotional well-being and the sharing of experiences.

Upcoming Events:

May 30th – 4th Annual Whisky tasting and Scottish dinner at The Caledonian in Toronto. Tickets will go on sale after March Break! Send us a message for more information.

September 11 – 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton. Send us a message for more information.

Raffle Donations
We are seeking donations of products (sports memorabilia, hockey tickets, electronics, household items) for our two fundraising events. Tax receipts will be issued for FMV of all donated items. Message Michelle to arrange for your donation.

Event Sponsorship
We have a variety of sponsorship levels for our events ranging from $150 to $2500. Your support enables us to transform more lives! Message Michelle to sponsor our Whisky Event in May.

New Gift Card Program
By purchasing gift cards through FundScrip, you will be supporting our online programs, helping us reach the most vulnerable young people, at a time when they just need a friend. Show them YOU care!

Of course you can always contribute directly to Ability Online and ensure that kids with disabilities will always have a safe, bully-free place online – just click on the logo below!

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto is the only daytime shelter for marginally housed elder men in Toronto.

Thanks to donors and volunteers like you, we managed to collect tens of thousands of dollars worth of clothing (coats, boots, hats, gloves, socks, underwear, shirts, pants and more) that have benefitted hundreds of our members during this cold winter season.

Please remember that we accept donations all year round! We cannot do this without you.

We accept in-kind donations of Men’s gently used clothing, including jackets, pants, shirts and shoes. Not included are socks, underwear and suits. Prior to donating gently used Men’s clothing, please secure drop-off details by emailing Haven Toronto.

Of course you can also give to the general operating fund of the organization by clicking on the logo below. Please note that you will be linked to our very own donations page which still bears the former name of the shelter – The Good Neighbours Club. Your donation will still arrive at Haven Toronto.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

The Youth Mental Health Fund in British Columbia, supported by Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, is making a huge impact!⁠
With 30 young people who have been involved in child welfare impacted, including 12 Indigenous youth, the outcomes are remarkable:⁠

Improved Mental Health: 90% saw improvement.⁠
⁠Increased Resilience: 73.3% developed stronger coping strategies.⁠
⁠Enhanced Self-Esteem: 86.7% reported improved self-worth.⁠
⁠Stronger Connections: 66.7% felt more connected.⁠
⁠Progress Towards Education Goals: 83.3% are advancing educationally.⁠
⁠Progress Towards Employment Goals: 53.3% are making strides in employment.⁠
Through therapy sessions, mental health medications, and supportive initiatives, we’re working tirelessly to destigmatize mental health challenges and remove barriers to accessing vital support. Together, we’re creating a brighter future for youth in British Columbia!⁠

⁠⁠International Women’s Day 2024: “Creating My Own Spaces”

“I’ve been very intentional about putting myself in (and sometimes creating) spaces where I feel I’m surrounded by my people. I can’t really function in spaces where I can tell the environment isn’t for me – I either leave or change it.”
⁠At the age of 13, Favour refused to be placed back into foster care. From that point on, she became her own advocate, seeking out and creating her own spaces of familiarity and home. This International Women’s Day, we celebrate women like Favour who #InspireInclusion by fostering communities that empower, uplift and inspire other women. ⁠
Read Favour’s story!

In addition, we also have a campaign ongoing right now where if you sign up to be a monthly donor with us before March 31, your first 12 months of gifts will be matched by our Board Chair Dan and his partner Kathryn – so your impact is twice as much. More information can be found here.

You can make a general donation any time by clicking on the logo below!



Louis’ new mini-series Shōgun is currently airing on Tuesdays at 10pm on FX. We are halfway through the 10 episodes. Louis appeared in episodes 2 and 3, and there may be two more down the road depending on editing. Stand by for screen caps from all episodes in the upcoming newsletters!

Episode 2 – Servants of Two Masters

Read a super detailed episode recap that mentions Louis

Episode 3 – Tomorrow is Tomorrow

Read a super detailed episode recap that mentions Louis.
Here’s a less detailed episode recap that mentions Louis in the Feudal Gestures addendum (scroll down).
This episode review includes a photo of Louis!
This is a different review, and it has the same photo in a Who’s Who format.
Here is a great explanation of the various family factions in the series, it includes a photo of Louis.
And here’s a great collection of location images from this monumental production!


After 12 seasons Louis guest starred on NCIS again, playing Harlan Atwood in Season 21 episode 3 Lifeline. Here are some reviews:

Here’s one on EW.com that mentions Louis by name!

There are many more that don’t mention Louis by name on Fangirlish, Celebdirtylaundry, TVfanatic and Parade.


Louis will reprise his role as William ‘Buck’ Spivey, the original leader of the S.W.A.T. team, in an upcoming episode. It will also star Louis’ good friend Peter Onorati.

We’ll let you know when it airs!


Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:


Friday March 22, 2:15pm – SHO
Sunday March 24, 1:50pm – SHO2e

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after hearing of a plot to kill the President. After being-double crossed for the attempt and on the run, he sets out for the real killer and the truth. Louis plays FBI director Howard Purnell whose allegiance changes in the course of the story.

Click here or on the image to see more screen caps!

Check here every week for current TV airings!


This month we have 149 screen caps from Louis’ second NCIS episode (2103) Lifeline – read reviews and recaps above.

When the NCIS team engages in Walk-a-Mile day to gain a new perspectives on different departments, things take a turn when Kasie receives a distress call from a mysterious man.

Louis plays Harlan Atwood.

Here is a direct link to the album: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VqdKeFRP5QkgbjBIt0K7ebCyPnqT3ZVT?usp=drive_link


Louis and Jackie attended a live taping of Kelly and Mark in Las Vegas! Louis worked with Mark Consuelos on the hit series Missing, and Kelly Ripa guest starred on episode 306 Looking for Mr. Wright. They have maintained their friendship for many years.

Jackie writes: “Thank you Mark and Kelly for such a great time watching your live taping in Las Vegas! We had a blast! Love you guys.”

Thanks for sharing, Jackie!

Louis, Mark, Kelly and Jackie
Mark and Louis
Louis knows the way!
Jackie and Louis


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 herehttps://louisferreira.org/the-4th-reading-series/

Here is this month’s chapter.

Listen to the sound clip here:

Chapter 44: Georgie Giraffe (continued)

One morning Georgie saw something.
“Look! What’s that!” he shouted.
“Look at that color!
It’s red and it’s fast!”

Mr. and Mrs. G. Saw the red color, too.
“I know that color, Georgie,”
said Mr. G. “It’s fire!
Animals are afraid of fire.
The water! The water!
Run for the water!” he shouted.

They ran and ran.
The giraffes told the animals about the fire.
They ran for the water nearby.
Elephants, tigers, bears, and monkeys
ran for the water.

“Run for the water!” shouted Mr. G.
“Run or you’ll be trapped!”


Alaina Huffman

From Creation Entertainment:
Alaina Huffman (Abaddon/ Josie Sands on Supernatural) is joining us on The Road So Far… The Road Ahead 2024 Tour in select cities!
Alaina will be appearing in: Seattle, Washington D.C., Charlotte and Orlando.
Get more details and tickets here!
Seattle June 28-30
DC September 20-22
Charlotte October 11-13
Orlando November 22-24

Jonah, the movie Alaina and her son Lincoln starred in is now streaming on Apple TV!

Here is the official poster for the movie – check it out!

k’Aryn Mott

k’Aryn is an Intimacy Coordinator (IC) and Mental Health Professional. Check out their new website!

Their most recent work was on the epic miniseries Shōgun, and with their diverse training and background experience they were able to fulfill several important roles in the production process. They write:

“Not all ICs come with specific training to support with scenes of heightened emotion…. just like not all feel confident working with other specialized content- shibari, historical, musicals, comedy etc.
With a background in Mental Health, counselling childhood development and neurological development, I felt confident supporting in scenes of heightened emotion, challenging content and working these themes with babies, youth and cast and crew.
This applies to anyone on set and can offer choreography specifics to clearly tell the story.
I am grateful to a showrunner, executive producers and production planners who saw value in this kind of support on their production. It was an honor to be there on the day of these scenes.
Emotionally charged scenes… yes they are ‘pretend’ and yet the bodies of all the folks performing and working on the show are real! I am so so grateful for my lifelines in the community of mental health coordinators!”

Intimacy coordinators are intimacy professionals who work on film, television, and performance capture projects.

Troy Mundle

Troy’s riding lessons paid off! He writes:

“What a blast working on Calamity Jane. A Western, horses, an amazing and talented cast and crew. Thank you Terry Miles, it was a pleasure collaborating with you again!”

The show is now streaming on Apple TV and Amazon.

Troy Mundle (right) as Deputy Richard in Calamity Jane

Dennis Heaton

The Writers Guild of Canada nominated Dennis Heaton’s script for The Amityville Curse for the 2024 WGC Screenwriting Award in the Movie of the Week/ Miniseries category!

Here are all the nominees:
Bad Romance: The Vicky White Story | Written by Gregory Small & Richard Blaney
The Amityville Curse | Written by Dennis Heaton
Bones of Crows, “To Be Here” | Written by Marie Clements

The Awards ceremony is on Monday May 13, 2024 at Koerner Hall in Toronto

His script was also nominated for The Canadian Screen Awards/ TV which take place during Canadian Screen Week (May 27-31, 2024) in Toronto. Congratulations, Dennis – we’re keeping our fingers crossed!

Patrick Gilmore

Patrick’s latest Hallmark Channel movie The More Love Grows premiered March 16.

Watch a clip with Patrick here! Then read some reviews on TVInsider and Fangirlish (the latter mentions Patrick by name).

The movie also stars H. Warren Christie from Motive.

Sawyer Ferreira

Sawyer ran a marathon in a snow storm! Congratulations on being tougher than most people! She writes:

“Headphones died immediately due to harsh weather conditions. Thank goodness I had backups and a best friend supporting me.”

Eric Banerd

Eric’s company Even Better Painting always goes the extra mile to get the job done, and Eric is on the job to make sure everything gets done right!

“This was a fun project from a couple of years ago. We painted two of these buildings at an assisted living home in Vancouver. It was tricky access, but turned into being a very successful project with happy and returning customers. Exterior painting season is right around the corner. If you are thinking about having painting done this year, contact us early so we can properly schedule your project.”

Jennifer Spence

Jen’s new series The Trades starts this week on Crave TV!

If you have access to the channel check the lineup for Friday March 22!

Hopefully the series will be picked up by other channels as well – we’ll let you know.

In the meantime you can watch the trailer here, and browse their website here.

Rob Munic

Rob posted a FIERCE workout video – click on the screen cap to watch it!

“When I was a kid, I had ADHD – ADD. Couldn’t sit still. Wouldn’t sit still. I was BORED. So I would climb. First trees. Then buildings. I could scale the school in under two minutes. In gym class, they wanted me to do pull-ups and rope climbs – I did and got bored. I mixed it up. I always worked out unconventionally – The higher I climbed and changed perspectives – Life looked better from the top. I still climb. I still love the view. I am unconventional – And I am NEVER BORED.”

Peter Kelamis

The Klam continues to make the convention circuit!

Peter will be at Anime Ohio at the Sharonville Convention Center June 21-23, 2024.

Peter was a featured guest at Frankfort Anime Fest 2024 last month. Hope you got to meet him!


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!

Sautéed Bok Choy

“I love this appetizer so much, it’s super simple and easy to prepare and will no doubt, impress your family and friends! Happy cooking!”

Bundle (4-5) of Bok Choy, rinsed, dried and then halved lengthwise
1 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 tsp sesame oil
Chopped walnuts
4 figs, marinated in balsamic vinegar

Heat grapeseed oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
Add the bok choy in a single layer, cut side down. Drizzle it with coconut aminos.
Cover the pan and cook until the bok choy’s core is fork-tender for approximately 3-5 minutes. If the bottom of the pan becomes too dry, add a tablespoon of water. Flip the Bok Choy and cook for another few minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Arrange the bok choy on a serving plate. Drizzle the pan juices on top, then drizzle it with the sesame oil and sprinkle the walnuts and chopped figs. Serve and enjoy!


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