By Tyler Sutherland
The Manito Ahbee Festival is right around the corner and will include a familiar face as host this year.
Canadian actor and former “Corner Gas” star Lorne Cardinal will have hosting duties once again of the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, taking place Friday, November 5 at MTS Centre.
A multimedia marketing campaign will launch this week and features a contest for fans to vote online for their favourite “Lorne character.” Cardinal will either be dressed as a rocker, hip hop artist or country star when he appears on stage to host the show, which will be broadcast on APTN.
The five-day festival from November 3-7 will celebrate and showcase Aboriginal music, art and culture. Seventeen Manitoba artists and industry professionals are nominated for awards.