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Charlie Hodge

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.
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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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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – It’s starting to smell a lot like Christmas

It's starting to smell a lot like Christmas. One can decorate a house top to bottom in baubles, tinsel or lights however until the aroma...
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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Hurry Up & Wait

Hearty congratulations to the owner/operators of newly opened Browns Socialhouse on Harvey. Sorry I missed the party. The anticipated opening of the popular chain restaurant/pub...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Do you believe?

Yes Taylor, I believe there is a Santa Claus. I admit that's not a scenario I have contemplated for a while, however as a young...
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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Online Shopping!

It was just a split second sort of flashback, but inspired a flood of childhood connected memories and magic moments. "Look at the huge pile...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

I am sure there is a name for the infliction. Psychologists undoubtedly have a term for the seasonal scenario or disorder that engulfs a significant...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Remembrance Day (Curtis a Pastor)

I'm fortunate in the fact I have a number and a variety of Brothers in my world. It is one of those special beacons of...
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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...
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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...
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