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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 – Community loses a loyal, long-time friend

Larry Chalmers, article for Lucille & Mike Haines Community loses a loyal, long-time friend Kelowna, and the province of British Columbia, lost a loyal friend and...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Community loses a loyal, long-time friend

Larry Chalmers, article for Lucille & Mike Haines Community loses a loyal, long-time friend Kelowna, and the province of British Columbia, lost a loyal friend and...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 23rd

A big hearty congratulations and thank you to Chris Olson-Brown and the Rutland May Day organizers for this year`s successful event. Brown has been a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 23rd

A big hearty congratulations and thank you to Chris Olson-Brown and the Rutland May Day organizers for this year`s successful event. Brown has been a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 14th

How blessed are we to live where we do - and to reap the rewards of being residents of Paradise? On the heels of a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 14th

How blessed are we to live where we do - and to reap the rewards of being residents of Paradise? On the heels of a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 2nd

So it is that silly time of year again when I make a fool of myself and tell you just how the NHL playoffs...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

If you are looking for something to do this weekend then consider popping into the open house hosted by Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative candidate Graeme...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

If you are looking for something to do this weekend then consider popping into the open house hosted by Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative candidate Graeme...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Nov 30th

I’m rather surprised the sad fact did not garner more media acknowledgement, and I am equally sad I did not have the ability to...
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