Toronto-born Jason Bangerter arrived at Langdon Hall in the fall of 2013 as executive chef of the Country House Hotel & Spa and winner of five AAA/CAA diamonds and Conde Nast Traveller magazine’s best hotel in Canada.
by Joel Rubinoff, The Record, April 7, 2019
If there’s a thematic thrust to this year’s Kitchener Blues Festival — which takes place Aug. 8-11 at three stages in downtown Kitchener — it’s the preponderance of Canadian pop rockers from the past.
“It’s a Canadiana theme this year!” pronounces artistic director Claude Cloutier, who announced this year’s homegrown-heavy lineup on Saturday.
“We have Darby Mills, Nick Gilder, Tom Cochrane, Kim Mitchell, The Northern Pikes.”
It’s year 19 for what has been touted as “the biggest free admission blues festival in Canada,” with an official attendance of 140,000 over four days and an economic impact of almost $4 million.