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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, and current Kelowna City Councillor. He spent more than 25 years as a full-time newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, and strategic planning. A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge has also co-hosted a variety of radio talk shows and still writes a regular weekly newspaper column titled Hodge Podge, which he has crafted now for 34 years. His biography on Howie Meeker, titled Golly Gee It’s Me is a Canadian bestseller and his second book, Stop It There, Back It Up – 50 Years of the NHL garnered lots of attention from media and hockey fans alike. Charlie is currently working on his third hockey book, as well as a historical/fiction novel. Charlie is proprietor of Hodge Communications based in Kelowna, B.C. Charlie’s creative promotional skills and strategic planning have been utilized for many years in the Canadian music industry, provincial, national, and international environmental fields, and municipal, provincial, and federal politics. A creative thinker and innovator, Charlie believes in helping clients make their best choices; assist them with strategic plans, and decision make. Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic and motivational speaker, and effective personal coach. His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa, three cats, and a very spoiled dog.
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – March 24, 2017

It's a mixed bag of emotions as I whip out today's HodgePodge. With a glimpse of sunlight attempting to penetrate the daunting sky I...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Inside Kelowna General Hospital

More observations from inside Kelowna General Hospital. As mentioned in last week's HodgePodge there are a other issues of legitimate concern regarding KGH aside from...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – March 10, 2017

Like most folks I've often wondered how my life may have unfolded had I lived in another era. I'm fascinated with early history and...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Politics. Whats next Donald Trump?

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Scary times in Trumpville

Scary times in Trumpville I am really not sure whether to laugh or cry. The scenario is so mind boggling and bizarre it borders on...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – The Best of for 2016

On a regular basis each year I run three columns: Charlie's Angels Christmas List, Podge's Tourist Guide of Where to (and not) to Go,...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Tell the Tooth!

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 10, 2017

As he loomed over my prostrate and confined body, sharp pointy instruments of pain in his hand, the daunting question popped into my terrified...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - March 10, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Jan 27, 2017

If I had a new dog I would call him Russ. (As in 'this man's new best friend' Russ). Sorry Tez, Curtis, Jim, Keith ......

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Are you afraid yet?

I'm not sure how this happened. If one suggested a year ago I'd care this amount regarding the mind boggling election antics of our...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Charlies Angels List 2016!

Can I take a mulligan on the start to 2017? There is an irony to it all, I'm sure. I've just not figured it out...
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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge. New Years 2016 / 2017

It's been a particularly interesting, enjoyable year for me, and one I am proud to have ventured through. Without question, there were numerous trials...

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