Rogers Daytime Ottawa co-host Derick Fage takes refuge in his hot tub
Derick Fage believes that being bullied as a child has shaped who he is today. But so has his supportive family, who got him through the tough times and encouraged him to get in front of an audience.
“When I was really young, my parents wanted to help my self-confidence and selfesteem,” says Derick, as he relaxes on the Daytime Ottawa’s red couch after taping. “I fell in love with acting.”
Today, Derick co-hosts Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV – a gig he feels passionately about, and one that brings out his natural curiosity. His acting blossomed during his teen years when Derick hosted high school assemblies, took part in school plays, and joined an improv team at the Great Canadian Theatre Company.
When he received his high school diploma, Derick did administrative work in his father’s accounting firm, but his true love of acting was always in the back of his mind. While at the firm, he decided to try out for a murder mystery dinner
THIS PAGE: Monika Palitza, Derick’s partner, was the designer for their backyard sanctuary that includes a hot tub and dining area; FACING PAGE: A green roof enhances the
top of the storage shed.