|Born||Sydney, Nova Scotia|
|Occupation||CBC Sports broadcaster|
|Children||Bruce and Darcy|
Oake was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and raised in Sydney's "shipyards" neighborhood until the age of 14, when his family relocated to Newfoundland. As a pre-med student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Oake volunteered at the campus radio station, which was his introduction to broadcasting. This quickly became his passion, and he decided to pursue a career in the radio and television field.
After part-time work at CBC St. John's, he was hired full-time by the network in 1974, and has been employed by CBC to this day.
Oake relocated to Winnipeg, and became the sports anchor on CBWT's 24Hours from 1979 till about 1989. From there, Oake was hired by Hockey Night in Canada, the CBC's flagship television program broadcasting NHL games to a national audience.
Oake is probably best known as a regular contributor to Hockey Night in Canada. Since the 2003–04 season, he has hosted the second game of HNIC's Saturday night double-headers, first alongside Kelly Hrudey, and starting in 2008, Marc Crawford.
Along with hockey, he has covered many important sporting events including the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Canadian Football League, and many other sports. He won the 2003 "Best Host or Interviewer in a Sports Program or Sportscast" Gemini Award. In 2004, he hosted the hockey docudrama Making The Cut.
During his career, Oake has covered a total of 11 Olympic games for the CBC, including the 2008 Beijing Games where he did play-by-play for flatwater and rowing events.
Oake currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He and his wife Anne have two sons, Bruce and Darcy. His son Darcy is a popular illusionist with experience in multi-media performances.
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