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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: Honouring the vets

HodgePodge: Honouring the vets By Charlie Hodge His eyes seem to catch mine every time I walk by. The aging black and white photo of my deceased...

HodgePodge: Election trail tales

HodgePodge: Election trail tales Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge Now the smoke has cleared from the recent civic election battlefield it’s time to assess the contest...

HodgePodge: Political scene sees change

HodgePodge: Political scene sees change HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge Constant change is here to stay. Be careful what you wish for you may just get it The ones...

HodgePodge: New NHL reg season predictions

New NHL reg season predictions HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge If you are not hockey fan then check in again next week because today’s HodgePodge is all...

HodgePodge: Great Advice From Kurt Vonnegut

Great Advice From Kurt Vonnegut HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge You must admit Facebook does provide some great entertainment along with all the bumf. Every once in a while...

HodgePodge: Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge I have been impressively successful with lying to myself over the past few years about the fact...

HodgePodge: Modern tech brings friends together

Modern tech brings friends together HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge The wonder of it all. Constant change is here to stay - thankfully. I marvel at the many inventions...

HodgePodge: 2022-23 hockey predicts

2022-23 hockey predicts HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge Hockey predictions this week – political predictions next week. Every year at the start of September the iconic hockey publication The...

HodgePodge: Road Trip

Road Trip HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge One of the great things about life is that if we hang around long enough we might be remined of...

HodgePodge: I’ve never met a Charlie I did not like

HodgePodge: I’ve never met a Charlie I did not like HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge I had the pleasure of watching Barry Mathers singing in Kerry Park...