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Suzy Carroll, formerly of San Francisco, California, asked Rex Goudie to autography her “Shed Crawl” T-shirt Saturday during The Gathering.
Suzy Carroll, formerly of San Francisco, California, asked Rex Goudie to autography her “Shed Crawl” T-shirt Saturday during The Gathering.

Rex Goudie was all about “Music and Friends” during his third annual shed crawl in Burlington on Saturday.

The community of 300 residents attracts hundreds more during The Gathering.
Goudie, accompanied by his partner of five years, Tia England of Middle Arm, are expecting their first child in January. Goudie’s family stood by him as they did in 2010 when the 29-year-old made the journey back home from Oakville, Ont., where he had moved to see if he could make it in the music industry after competing on Canadian Idol in 2005.
It’s easy to see how the charming and well-spoken son of Dwight and Tana Goudie was “Idolized.”

The community of 300 residents attracts hundreds more during The Gathering.
Goudie, accompanied by his partner of five years, Tia England of Middle Arm, are expecting their first child in January. Goudie’s family stood by him as they did in 2010 when the 29-year-old made the journey back home from Oakville, Ont., where he had moved to see if he could make it in the music industry after competing on Canadian Idol in 2005.
It’s easy to see how the charming and well-spoken son of Dwight and Tana Goudie was “Idolized.”

While host Shaun Majumder was off on one of the chef hikes, his wife Shelby was socializing and sampling some of the dishes prepared by chefs on “The Gathering Grounds.” According to locals, Shaun is otherwise usually lurking behind the scenes, keeping busy picking up garbage or whatever else needs to be done.

It took Goudie several years to unveil his own album, “One Hundred Pages Later”. His second album “Look Closer” didn’t do as well, but in in 2007 he received the Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Solo Artist.
He didn’t have a lot of time between his shed performances Saturday in Brulington, but did say he recently graduated from his Mechanical Engineering Technology program at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s. He’s has also been active in the local music scene in the capital city while living in Paradise.
Billed as an annual celebration of “fire, food and music” for Burlington, Middle Arm and Smith’s Harbour, The Gathering is organized each year by actor/
comedian Shaun Majumder, a Burlington native.

Chef Chris Chafe’s Pirria De Res, a Mexican beef stew, topped off with feta and sprig herbs from the community greenhouse, was a pleasantly popular dish, one of several unique combinations served up at The Gathering Grounds as folks grouped together on Saturday before the evening entertainment. Chafe is the chef at One 11 Chop House.

Proceeds from ticket sales go back into the community in support of BSM Manor, a not-for-profit business that aims to fuel the Baie Verte Peninsula as a significant tourism destination.
The community development project includes the construction of a community greenhouse, luxury camping or “glamping,” along with remote guest cabins and eventually a restaurant and central lodge — the focus of the TV series “Majumder Manor.”
This year’s festivities took place Aug. 27-30.
Perhaps not attracting the attention he used to from young girls — who, he says, would chase his sports car around town — Goudie still has passionate followers. A woman from San Francisco, whose husband is from Corner Brook, was one of several fans who got him to autograph her neon yellow shed crawl T-shirt before everyone made their way to shed number two.
Nestled on the other side of King’s Point, about 15 minutes by boat, it is a nice drive to Burlington other than a few bumps, as long as you can avoid the large holes on the Indian Brook and Black Brook bridges on the Baie Verte highway.

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