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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, and Kelowna City Councillor. He spent more than 27 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.

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – July 21st, 2017

To Stanley who is turning three;   Happy third birthday to my great-grandson Stanley. With the intense heat and smoke in the air I will likely not...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – July 14th, 2017

It's an Okanagan déjà vu all over again. No sooner have we survived a deluge of rain for an extended period of time than...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – July 7, 2017

My brother is in town this weekend. If you run into him do not believe anything he says about me. Vic is a lovely man...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Happy Birthday Canada!

Happy Birthday Canada In true Canadian style we will pour out of our homes Saturday to celebrate, wave flags, eat cake, sing and dance and...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 23rd, 2017

For most it was simply another night of hockey chat in the summer, dressed up as the NHL Awards and Expansion Draft night -...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – The ‘New kid in Town’ is back in...

  The 'New kid in Town' will soon be back in town visiting with old friends. Gene Carr, hockey player extraordinaire who dazzled ole time Kelowna...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Okanagan Flooding & Weather Challenges

Okanagan Flooding & Weather Challenges Okanagan Flooding - It's times like now when a writer, prone to the use of cliché's, must suppress the desire...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 29, 2017

Congratulations to the lonely and lightly populated state of Montana, who have managed to accomplish something no other state or province has done in...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 19, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge I continue to marvel at the unpredictable nature of life. Just when we figure we have it all sorted out,...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Election, Politics & Hockey thoughts – May 11,...

Only in B.C. can we have an election that makes things more complicated than before. Once again the majority of predictions and polls were wrong...
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