Ferreira Fest 173

Published May 2024
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It’s finally happening – louisferreira.org is moving to a new dedicated WordPress server! If the site goes down in the next few days please try again later. The publication of a Ferreira Fest always signals the start of the party, but it really goes on all month! And this time we have a lot of stuff to share, from shows news, charities and friends updates, our exclusive Reading Series, S.W.A.T. screen caps and so much more! Grab a refreshing age-appropriate pineapple cocktail and a Jackfruit Burger (recipe below) at our virtual bar and come on in!


Ability Online

The Whisky Tasting Fundraiser for Ability Online is early this year!
Join us to sample some of the world’s best Scotch whiskies paired with traditional Scottish fare, and our guest favorite live auction of high-end, exotic whiskies and other fabulous items.

So come join the party and experience Scotland’s best, one wee dram at a time.

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:00 PM
Where: The Caledonian – 856 College St. Toronto
Price: $150 per person
Get tickets here!

Just announced! Get ready to bid on:
– Six different bottles of rare, single malt whisky from The Caledonian
– Two tickets to see Jennifer Lopez perform at her “This is Me…Live” concert at Scotiabank Arena on August 2nd (approx value $760)
– 2-night getaway to a beautiful beach house in Kingsville, ON (sleeps 7; approx value $850)
– One month access to YIP Fitness, incl. personal coaching and unlimited virtual classes (approx value $140)
….more great items!

FundScrip is a fundraising program that lets you raise funds with your every day shopping (i.e. groceries, gas, gifts and household items).
When you purchase a $100 gift card, you receive the $100 card, and in addition, a percentage is donated to our fundraising campaign. It’s like getting free money! Over 250 retailers to choose from!

Find out more here.

Of course you can always donate directly and help kids with disabilities by providing them with a safe, monitored, bully-free online environment. The pandemic may no longer make headlines, but it’s still very much around, and kids with compromised immune systems are still stuck in isolation. Click on the logo below to help!

Haven Toronto

Haven Toronto is a non-profit based in Toronto that, for more than 90 years, has operated a day center for elder, homeless, and socially isolated men 50 and over. Haven Toronto offers services that include counselling, housing outreach, access to nurses, system navigation, meals, showers, clothing, laundry facilities, mail and telephone service, access to computers, and much more. Our vision is a safe and just community in which elder homeless men have the opportunity to live a quality, dignified life.
For more information, please visit our website.

Donate to the Haven Toronto Care Kit Program!

Here’s how:

Click here or on the image on the right, select a kit and quantity to purchase and Bargains Group takes care of the rest. They will process your order and ship your selections directly to Haven Toronto where they will be distributed to the men. Thank you!

GIE Day 2024

SAVE THE DATE: The14th Annual Sinai Health/ UHN Geriatrics Institute Education Day takes place on Thursday, June 20th, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST via ZOOM.

This year’s theme is based on the movie Up, where we will explore a variety of topics ranging from homelessness to grief and loss, caregiver support and dementia. Register using this link.

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 Children’s Aid Foundation Children and Youth in Care Day 2024

Be there for kids in care! There are many ways we can support children and youth in care, from volunteering as a mentor or tutor to fostering or advocating for the services and supports they need.

Learn more about the ways you can support the safety, success, and well-being of children and youth in Ontario’s child welfare system by clicking here!

The Corsage Project: Helping Graduates Make Lasting Memories

For students graduating from high school, few events are looked forward to as much as the high school prom. A pivotal experience in a young person’s life, considered by many to be a rite of passage that marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments, friendships, and memories that will last a lifetime.

The prom experience can also be costly – according to Global News, the price of a prom dress alone could run up to $1,200 in Toronto. In addition to formal attire, there are also additional costs for cosmetics, shoes, and accessories. It’s an expensive experience that can be out of reach for many teenagers. Enter the Corsage Project—a non-profit program working in partnership with Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, that provides female-identifying secondary students in the Greater Toronto Area with all the glitz and glamour of the prom celebration.

Of course you can always give to the general operating fund by clicking on the logo below – every penny helps, plus it’s easy and secure.


Don’t Let Them Out

From Deadline.com: ‘Don’t Let Them Out’: Emily Rios, Louis Ferreira And Bonnie Root Topline Horror Feature

Emily Rios (Snowfall, Breaking Bad), Louis Ferreira (S.W.A.T., Breaking Bad), and Bonnie Root (Cruel Hearts, The Movie, Cold Case) will star in the new independent horror-thriller feature film Don’t Let Them Out.

Don’t Let Them Out centers on a struggling woman who journeys to a property she has inherited in hopes of selling it to pay off her debts.

But upon arriving to the property, the story takes a terrifying turn when the woman is lured into a desperate scavenger hunt down a perilous rabbit hole. The female-helmed film blends psychological twists with haunting horror elements in the vein of Hereditary and The Conjuring, adding in sinister themes of generational trauma woven into the storyline.

Louis plays a character named Jimmy. Read more about the writer Lila McLaughlin here. Stand by for more info in upcoming newsletters!


Scroll down for more screen caps!

From The Direct:

Louis Ferreira makes his 9th appearance in S.W.A.T. Season 7, Episode 11 as William ‘Buck’ Spivey, a former LAPD sergeant and S.W.A.T. team leader.

Spivey meets up with his old boss Hicks for drinks in this episode to reminisce about old times before the conversation turns to one of their fellow colleagues who is missing from the bar.

The Moore County News has an interview with Jay Harrington who plays Sergeant David ‘Deacon’ Kay in S.W.A.T., and he mentions Louis while discussing his directorial debut. Read the interview here!

SHŌGUN 109 Crimson Sky

Louis makes his third appearance in the epic miniseries Shōgun (stand by for screen caps in Ferreira Fest 174/ June 2024).

At the docks, Captain General Ferreira (Louis Ferreira) tells Father Dell’Aqua that the heretic (John Blackmore) has returned. Read a very detailed episode recap here.

Discussions and negotiations have begun for a possible follow-up storyline!

What Shōgun Season 2 could look like after bombshell update

With the news that Shōgun star Hiroyuki Sanada has signed a deal to reprise his role as the cunning strategist Lord Yoshii Toranaga, plans could be in motion for a second and third season, according to Deadline. With that said, let’s take a step back and check on who’s still in the show, the characters who are left standing.

The Europeans

We can’t forget the presence of the Europeans. Father Visitor Dell’Acqua (Paulino Nunes) is still in Japan and still has a mission to fulfill. Father Martin Alvito (Tommy Bastow) and Blackthorne also have an uneasy truce after he arranged the Englishman’s release at Mariko’s behest. It remains to be seen if he ends up being a player in Toranaga’s court. Vasco Rodrigues (Nestor Carbonell) is also still in Japan. While he may not have love for the church, neither does he have one for the Japanese.

Ferreira, Dell’Acqua, Alvito and Rodrigues

Ferreira (Louis Ferreira), the captain of the Black Ship, is stranded in the country without a permit from the Regents. For now, these are the characters still in play.
Shōgun is streaming on FX, Hulu and Disney+.

Stargate Universe

GameRant has recommendations for The Best Viewing Order For The Movies & Shows in the Stargate Franchise. Here’s an excerpt:

Instead of another movie based on Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis, the writers created Stargate Universe. It featured a new cast with an edgier tone. The new story arc focuses on a team lost in space traveling on the Ancient ship Destiny. It features an excellent cast with actors like Robert Carlye, Louis Ferreira, Lou Diamond Phillps, Ming Na Wen, and more. Stargate Universe was a compelling sci-fi series with good character development.

Dawn of the Dead

Once again, the zombie movie that simply refuses to die is in the news again these days! This time Lifestyle Asia has posted a list of the 18 best zombie movies to watch – Dawn of the Dead comes in at number 6.

Dawn of the Dead
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Cast: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Louis Ferreira
Synopsis: Ana (Polley), a nurse, is unaware of a zombie outbreak in the suburbs of Milwaukee. But when she is attacked by her husband Luis (Ferreira), she flees the scene and joins policeman Kenneth (Rhames) along with a young married couple and a salesman. Will they survive this attack by the living dead?

The article includes a link to watch on Amazon Prime.


Here are Louis’ TV listings for the upcoming week:

Dawn of the Dead – STZEN

Tuesday May 21, 12:22am and 9pm

Flesh-eating zombies terrorize a group of people who has taken refuge in a shopping mall in this suspenseful and stylized remake of George Romero’s 1979 classic. Louis plays the husband of the main character.

See screen caps here!

S.W.A.T. 318: Stigma – SUND
Tuesday May 21, 11am

The team searches for Buck (Louis Ferreira), who has been in a downward spiral after screwing up with the private security firm he’s working for. When he stops returning phone calls, both Hondo and Street head out to look for their mentor. The search evolves into a full-on mission when they discover that Buck might be planning to take his own life.

See screen caps here. Related episode info is here.

Shooter – PAR
Tuesday May 28, 12am and 8pm

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.

See screen caps here!

S.W.A.T. 114: Ghosts – WE
Wednesday May 29, 2am

Hondo’s team must track down a serial killer who escaped justice by faking his own death.

Hondo worries about the mental health of his former mentor Buck (Louis Ferreira) as he deals with depression in the aftermath of his firing.

See screen caps here!

Check here every week for current TV airings!


Louis returns to S.W.A.T. as former team leader William ‘Buck’ Spivey in Season 7 Episode 11 Whispers, and we have 266 screen caps for you! Buck is doing well after his attempted suicide (Season 3 Episode 18 Stigma) and has officially joined the Grumpy Old Men’s Club. Co-starring is Peter Onorati as Mumford. Peter is one of Louis’ best friends and they have worked together multiple times.

Tan finds himself on a one-man mission to save his new love interest and her journalist co-workers when mercenaries take over a black-tie correspondents’ dinner. After the group escapes, it’s up to SWAT to track down the well-trained men before anyone else is hurt. Meanwhile, Hondo and Nichelle return home to find their house trashed, placing them at odds when it’s revealed that Nichelle has a secret. And when Hicks, Mumford and Buck take a trip down memory lane, it threatens to end their decades-long friendships.

Here is a direct link to the album, or click on the image below: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Yg4QF4KbW7nYtj-v1PZXnIyM13lXB-xL?usp=drive_link


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 46: Georgie Giraffe (continued)

… to be continued next month!

“That was a close call!” said a tired-looking bear.

The elephants and the bears thanked Mr. Giraffe.

“Don’t thank me,” said Mr. G.
“Thank Georgie. He saw it first.”

“It’s a good thing you have a long neck,” chattered the monkeys.

“Yes, you can see things I can’t see,” said the tiger.

“And with your long legs,” shouted the bear, “you can run so fast!
You got to my house in time to get me out.”

“I like being a giraffe now,” Georgie answered.
“It’s a good thing to have a long neck and long legs.
I like being a giraffe and I always want to be one.”


Louis and Jackie visited Sawyer in Ottawa last month!

Louis is currently filming a project in Greece. During his time off he and Jackie enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean seaside. Here’s Jackie at the beach with Louis photobombing her in the background.

Here they are visiting beautiful Aegina Island in Greece!


Alaina Huffman

Alaina was a guest at Basingstoke 2024! Here she is at a panel with David Blue. The two worked together with Louis on Stargate Universe.

Alaina writes:
“A time was had! Thank you for coming out, Basingstoke!”

Alaina will also be at Creation Con in Seattle June 28-30. Get tickets here if you want to meet her!

Alaina’s recent movie Waltzing with Brando is currently playing at Cannes 2024. We’ll let you know when it becomes available to watch elsewhere.

Aryn Mott

Aryn is an Intimacy Coordinator and Mental Health Professional in the Vancouver area. Intimacy coordinators are intimacy professionals who work on film, television, and performance capture projects.
Visit VanCityIC and VancityMHC for more info, and check out their Instagram Feed for all sorts of great grounding exercises that you can easily do in times of stress.

“I’m grateful to have joined this awesome cast, crew and creative team on the Pilot of Suits LA, and thankful for our Director and Executive Producers who want to assure the confidence of their cast.
Also – such a huge honor to work with the world renowned and immensely talented director Victoria Mahoney!”

The Affolter Brothers

The Affolters have great news!


Honored to be nominated alongside so many brilliant BC filmmakers and artists. This film was a breathtaking journey and wouldn’t have been possible with our equally breathtaking crew and cast. Special shout-out to the incomparable Tyler Pelke and the courageous people of Altona for sharing their story with the world.”

Justin Breault

Justin has a new baby/ best friend!

“Finally got to bring her home. She’s a healthy 9 lbs 8 oz. Keeps me up through the night and makes lots of whiny noises.
Hopefully she grows out of it, probably won’t though.”

Listen to Justin shredding it on his axe on his Instagram Feed and Stories!

Sawyer Ferreira

Sawyer celebrated her 25th birthday on Earth Day last month – congratulations from all of us!

“25… Thank you for being a friend, traveled down the road and back again. Surprise! Surprise! Pet rocks deserve ponytails. I act like it’s my birthday everyday. My name is Miss Sawyer, thank you and goodnight!”

Sawyer ran another half-marathon on her birthday!

And Louis and Jackie sent their best wishes!

Eric Banerd

Eric’s paint company Even Better Painting is hard at it in the greater Vancouver area. Thinking about New Color? Repairs? Let’s chat! Go to www.ebpainting.ca, or email or call (604) 359-7979. Free estimates!

“From weathered to wonderful, we gave this home a vibrant makeover that stands the test of time! With precision prep work including power washing, scraping, and caulking, we’ve unleashed a spectrum of colors onto its exterior canvas.
Dropped sheets in place, plants tied back—every detail attended to as we embarked on this transformative journey.
Trust in our expertise to breathe new life into your surroundings.

Contact us now and let’s give your home a new vibe!”

Jennifer Spence

“Happy Asian Heritage Month! Let’s ensure API representation continues to grow and accurately reflect the world around us in front of and behind the camera.

We’re celebrating the amazing Asian-Canadians on our screens this month!”

Ingrid Rogers

Ingrid has been sharing her journey into menopause and graceful aging with heartfelt video messages on her Instagram Feed.
She writes:

“Life’s challenges can be rough but here’s a reminder to you and to me not to succumb to the problem. There’s always a way out! There’s always a solution!
If you need help I’m here. We got this!”

Click on the screenshot to watch the video!

Peter Kelamis

“This is an event that I am really looking forward to.
It will make for an EPIC Father’s Day! Grab Dad and come on down or surprise him with a signed item!”

Peter wished everybody a happy Mother’s Day!
“Hope you all have an amazing weekend.
All you need is love…”


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!

BBQ Jackfruit Burgers

“Jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world and loaded with antioxidants. When cooked, it’s a tasty vegan meat substitute. Its stringy texture even looks like pulled pork! Enjoy!”


1 can young Jackfruit in brine, drained, rinsed and shredded (cut the hard ends off)
1 Tbsp grapeseed oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder, smoked paprika, parsley, onion and herb seasoning blend
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup BBQ sauce of choice or more to taste
The fixings – gluten free burger bun, arugula, sliced tomatoes, sliced pickles, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms and Dijon mustard.


Prepare all of your burger fixings and set aside.

Heat a sauté pan on medium and add the oil.

Add the minced garlic and stir for a few minutes until fragrant.

Add the shredded Jackfruit and stir.

Add all of your spices and stir for a few minutes.

Next, add the barbecue sauce and a bit of water, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes, adding more water if it looks dry or is sticking to the pan. The Jackfruit will become more tender as it cooks.

Toast burger buns and then assemble your Jackfruit burger and enjoy!

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