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Hodge Podge 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.

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...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Kissed by an angel

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 5th, 2017

Like many Kelowna folks my fixation for the good ole game of hockey took a significant slap shot to some vital parts earlier this...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Kissed by an angel

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – April 21st, 2017

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - April 21st, 2017 There is no more Sing's Cafe and no more Syd Hodge - but there is hope...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge talks Politics & Fear.

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Politics & Fear

I'll chalk it up to a paranoid flashback, but I confess to still being somewhat rattled. Three a.m. found me staring blankly at my bedroom...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Kissed by an angel

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – April 7th 2017

I have my media hockey pool cohorts exactly where I want them. (Sometimes my pre-meditated brilliance astonishes even me.) Through stunning strategy, perceptive picking, and...
Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge - Kissed by an angel

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Kissed by an angel

As often as I vent my frustration regarding mean, insensitive people (or rather their selfish or bullish behavior), this past few weeks served up...
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...
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