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Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

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: Hospital holiday

HodgePodge: Hospital holiday By Charlie Hodge. I hope 'Nicholas' finally escaped. If he hasn't managed to break his shackles of intervenes tubes and medical monitoring machines yet...

HodgePodge: Carol Checks Out

HodgePodge: Carol Checks Out By Charlie Hodge. By now, Carol has checked in, checked off and checked out. Brave? Cowardly? None of our business? Regardless - it...


HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. A true HodgePodge of issues within limited space. The majority of today's column is not overly cheerful. Foremost a sad farewell to Donna...

New Year’s HodgePodge

New Year's HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. Like thousands of Canadians, and others around the world, I welcomed in the new year of 2020 Tuesday night in...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge: Charlie’s Christmas Angels

HodgePodge: Charlie's Christmas Angels By Charlie Hodge. Only time and space for a few more Charlie's Christmas Angels submitted by readers and sprinkled with a few of...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge: Last Chance for Angels.

HodgePodge: Last Chance for Angels By Charlie Hodge. There were a few years when I fully stopped believing in Santa Claus. Thankfully that phase did not last...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Angels 2019.

HodgePodge: Angels 2019 By Charlie Hodge. I'm one of the few folks in the world who loves snow but does not ski. I gave up skiing...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Podge Christmas is giving

HodgePodge: Podge Christmas is giving By Charlie Hodge. I'm always over the top with joy as the calendar flips into December. No one loves the festive...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge: a smattering of thoughts

Hodgepodge: a smattering of thoughts By Charlie Hodge. In true HodgePodge spirit a smattering of thoughts: Sometimes what at first appears rotten timing proves to be a...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodgepodge: Thankful

Hodgepodge: Thankful By Charlie Hodge. My personal pity party began as most normally do. I had allowed a few minor irritants to slide into a spoiled,...

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