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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge

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Charlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, a current Kelowna City Councillor, and a Director on the Regional District of the Central Okanagan Board. He spent more than 25 years as a full-time newspaper journalist and has a diverse background in public relations, promotions, personal coaching, and strategic planning. A former managing editor, assistant editor, sports editor, entertainment editor, journalist, and photographer, Hodge 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 41 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 a third hockey book, as well as a contracted historical/fiction novel. His 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. Charlie is a skilled facilitator, a dynamic motivational speaker, and effective personal coach. His hobbies include gardening, canoeing, playing pool, and writing music. Charlie shares his Okanagan home with wife Teresa and five spoiled cats.
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Brothers come in all shapes and sizes

Brothers come in all shapes and sizes. Mine happens to be short, round and bald - but I adore him anyway! (It’s okay Vic...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Schmautzy is shooting pucks on the big rink

Schmautzy is shooting pucks on the big rink For the average hockey fan he was not exactly a household name or super hero, however for...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – 2021 Civic Awards nominees are all winners

Civic awards nominees are all winners While Covid19 has kicked the crap out of most of our regular lifestyle there are those among us who’ve...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Podge pictures, paranoia and parents

In the spirit of HodgePodge - a smattering of thoughts. A fond farewell to my friend Rolli Cacchioni who died earlier this month. Rolli and...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge. Jan Johnston – The three r’s

I have mixed emotions about the whole thing. City Hall’s loss is hopefully Jan Johnston’s gain. Either way a fabulous human being has retired and...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Finding ‘Smile-able’ Survival Tactics until Spring

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge Finding ‘Smile-able’ Survival Tactics until Spring Not sure about you but I am definitely ready for spring. For the past few days I...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Music makes the world go on

Even groundhogs are having a rough time handling this Covid-19 situation. It’s almost like one cannot count on anything in these odd times. In...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Put on a mask or stay home.

There is a light in the tunnel now.  For some it's merely a flicker, for others it's akin to a sun-lamp or grow light....

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – 2021 NHL Predictions

If you are not a hockey fan then toss this week's column in the trash now. In our upside down world where nothing is like...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Beware of the monster within

Beware of the monster within HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Perhaps Donald Trump should have had his infamous "big beautiful wall" built around himself rather than along...

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