Community Connection: 20 Questions with Quentin Derhak

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Quentin and his wife, Kelsey have two children: Gauge and Beau. He is a real estate agent with Century 21 and has also been a barber for over 20 years with a private shop at his home. Quentin started a podcast called Q and U which is literally an extension of his barber chair. It’s where he can connect with people and just let the conversations flow.

Quentin is also involved in Super Strength for Super Kids, a strongman competition held annually in Brandon, MB. This year they are hosting an event at Anytime Fitness to raise money for Dream Kid Ava, a Brandonite who knows the meaning of true strength. His involvement with the organization is the result of a conversation he had with a friend he made on set while shooting a movie (Nobody) a few years ago. For additional information on this event, please click here.

Favourite Adam Sandler movie: Happy Gilmore

You are asked to bring one item to a cookout, what do you bring: As a hunter, Venison for meat. If I’m asked to bring a salad, I make one with cherry tomatoes, garlic, rosemary, feta, and balsamic vinegar that’s usually a winner.

Star Trek or Star Wars: 100% Star Wars. My wife mixes the two up on purpose because she knows it drives me nuts.

Greatest game show of all time: Family Feud

The first time you cut a client’s hair, do you recall what you charged ($): $12.00

Ultimate Super Bowl halftime show (maximum 3 musical acts): Chris Stapleton, Metallica, and Jay-Z

Climb a mountain or jump from a plane: Jump from a plane, I bungee jumped once, but actually just fell out of the platform before I was ready. Lost my balance looking over the edge.

Favourite sandwich: Toasted Tomato off the garden with mayo

On a scale of 1-10, how good are you at trivia: 10. My wife just shakes her head at the amount of useless information rattling around in my head.


Place you most want to travel: Bora Bora

Last Halloween costume: Ghost Rider

When people stand-up for a standing ovation, are you one of the earlier to stand-up or the later: Definitely out of my seat early.

What were you afraid of as a child: Lightning. I remember sneaking out of my house late at night up on Marquis when I was 12 or 13, and lightning struck a hydro pole on 26th about half a block in front of me. I high tailed it home and freaked out a bit whenever a storm rolled in for years.

What was your last impulse buy: A 3D Printer

What object do you misplace/lose the most: My glasses

How do you plan to celebrate July 1st: My birthday is on the 2nd, so we are heading to our family cottage at Manipogo for the weekend. Probably set off some fireworks from the dock.

Organized to the smallest detail or “organized” chaos: Organized chaos. I run in 50 directions, but manage to get everything done. My day starts at 4am and I’m pedal to the metal till I shut down at 10pm.

If you had your own boat or yacht, what would you name it: All-A-Borscht!!!

What food always brings you back to your childhood: Kutia. It’s a cold Ukrainian soup made with wheat, honey, and poppyseeds. I make it for Ukrainian Christmas and eat buckets of it!

What is one supply that is running low in your house right now: Protein Powder. Had a very watery, half scoop shake this morning.