Published on March 5, 2013 by Casey
Ray St. Germain (born in the St. Vital area of Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a musician, author, and radio show host. He was the 2006 federal Liberal candidate for the Winnipeg Centre constituency and the presenter for the 1969 Canadian variety television series Time for Living.
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St. Germain wrote, produced, and hosted the nationally-syndicated, award-winning, Big Sky Country that aired for 13 years on Global Television. He also worked with The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), producing and hosting the series Rhythms of the Métis. He is also a voice actor for the children’s series Tipi Tales that airs on the Treehouse Network and APTN.
St. Germain has hosted over 600 television shows on CBC Television, Global Television Network, and APTN. He has been an on-air personality and program manager with NCI-FM Radio for seven years and hosts a program called the Métis Hour X2 on Saturday mornings for the Manitoba Métis Federation. St. Germain has entertained Canadian Forces stationed overseas with concerts in Germany, Israel, and Cyprus.
St. Germain has received awards for his contributions to Canadian culture, including the Aboriginal Order of Canada, the Order of the Sash – Saskatoon and Prince Albert, and a position on the Aboriginal Wall of Honour in the Winnipeg Friendship Centre. St. Germain was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
He currently lives in Winnipeg, and has five children (Chrystal, Cathy, Ray, DJ, and Sherry) and four grandchildren (Jeff, Jordan, Catie, and Cody).
His daughter, Sherry St. Germain was a Top 30 semifinalist in season one of Canadian Idol.