BURLINGTON There is expected to be a large gathering of people in Burlington this weekend to take in another fine lineup of entertainment.
Actor/comedian Shaun Majumder has organzied the second-annual “The Gathering - Fire, Food, Music” festival Friday-to-Sunday in the Baie Verte Peninsula community.
Headlining the musical entertainment is Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, joined by his sons Devin and Sam as The Jim Cuddy Family Band. Hometown singer Rex Goudie, Nova Scotia songstress Carmen Townsend, Steady Brook native Brian Byrne, and local musicians Adam Baxter, Mena Lodge and Nolan Newburry will also be performing.
The event also celebrates the culinary arts of the province — bringing together chefs Roary MacPherson, Mark McGrowe, Roger Andrews, Jillian Lake, Angie Ryan, and Adam Blanchard.
All profits go back to the community in support of Majumbder’s overall community development project. It includes the construction of a community greenhouse and luxury camping, remote guest cabins, and eventualy a central lodge. The project has been the focus of a documentary on W Network called “Majumder Manor.”