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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

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Nov 3, 2016

It is easy sometimes to forget how fortunate our lives are. Sadly, it often takes another's tragedy to shake us into a harsh wake...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – HALLOWEEN

I meet the upcoming Halloween with mixed emotions. Part of me is saddened how the annual event has seemingly shifted away from the focus of...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Politics!

Like a snag in a sweater it seems life is unraveling at a rapid pace for Donald Trump. It's about time and quite frankly...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Podge Hockey Predictions

If you are not a hockey fan then toss this week's column in the trash now. Welcome to my annual installation of silly seasonal fridge...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

Constant changes here to stay. I suppose that goes with the turf when one has substantially bypassed the half century mark, however I must admit...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

Perhaps it was awareness that October and Thanksgiving are not far away. It may have been the company of my best male friend, or...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

In the spirit of a true Hodgepodge here are a plethora of thoughts on a splattering of topics. I'm feeling mixed emotions in response to...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

I'm comfortable suggesting Scaredy Cat's life expectancy has been reduced by one life. Assuming prior to yesterday the celebrity cat still had credit for...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Ginger Goodwin

What does it take to become a martyr? In the case  of 31-year-old Albert Ginger Goodwin all it took was a single bullet. Canadians seem...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

I'm going to chalk it all up to heat inspired stupidity. I shudder to think such incidents could happen without a justification or reason....

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