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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 – Adapt or die

By Charlie Hodge Three tiny words often overused or dramatized. Today, however, the three little words have become a reality imperative. A mantra for survival If...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodge Podge By Charlie Hodge – Lead, follow, or get the…

By Charlie Hodge I do not have to close my eyes to visualize Dad spouting off one of his favourite adages at times like this....

Leafs and the Lost Parade

Leafs and the Lost Parade By Charlie Hodge. Silly as it sounds (and unlikely as the scenario is) there appears to be a sad, almost cruel...

Coronavirus causing chaos across Canada

Coronavirus causing chaos across Canada By Charlie Hodge. Akin to the proverbial thorn in the lion's paw, a sneaky little virus, allegedly out of East, has put...

GOALIE START LEADS TO STARDOM

GOALIE START LEADS TO STARDOM By Charlie Hodge. Alex Nedeljkovic is probably the only person in North America who wishes he'd never heard the name David...

saving Sir Alfred recalled

saving Sir Alfred recalled By Charlie Hodge. Some suggest dogs are mankind's best friend. While I love dogs, I have always been fascinated with furry felines,...

New Dirt Road Opera CD rattles my bones with joy

New Dirt Road Opera CD rattles my bones with joy By Charlie Hodge. Perhaps it's my creeping age, or simply my total dedication to supporting local...

HodgePodge: Rhetoric continues in Mudville

HodgePodge: Rhetoric continues in Mudville By Charlie Hodge. I suppose it could be considered funny if it was not so pathetically boggling and potentially lethal. For...

HodgePodge: Michael Neill

HodgePodge: Michael Neill By Charlie Hodge. Dear old Dad was a man of many wise pontification's. Among the pearls he would often unleash on his audiences,...

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...

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