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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 – May 24th, 2019

Why does it feel like long time hockey fans have been here before? Perhaps because we have. Unless you are a hockey fanatic the significance of...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – May 17th, 2019

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. I'd like to alter an infamous adage. 'April showers bring May flowers' should be changed (for honesty and integrity) to read 'April showers...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – May 10th, 2019

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. It's appropriate, I suppose, that my birthday and Mothers' Day should be less than a week apart. I make no bones about...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – April 19th, 2019

On Saturday afternoon we will officially say farewell to, and celebrate the life of,  'good ole Marcel'. At some point shortly after, at another location,...
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Hodge Podge: CAUTION WARNING

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. CAUTION WARNING: All tourists and residents please take note - the pavement in Kelowna is just as tough and stubborn as anywhere...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodge Podge: Old Steve – a boyhood hero remembered

HodgePodge: Old Steve – a boyhood hero remembered By Charlie Hodge. This morning's 'spring cleaning' found me knee deep in shed treasure when I discovered (stumbled over)...

Hodge Podge: Terrible Ted

HodgePodge: Terrible Ted By Charlie Hodge. Terrible Ted is dead. The truth is - Ted was really not terrible at all - unless you wore the other...

Hodge Podge: Tracy Gray

HodgePodge: Tracy Gray By Charlie Hodge. In the often black and white world of Federal politics I am a firm believer that the best hope for...

Hodge Podge: A smattering of thoughts…

HodgePodge: A smattering of thoughts... By Charlie Hodge. In true 'HodgePodge' format - a smattering of thoughts: Fed up with winter yet and plugged driveways or difficult driving...

HodgePodge: Frozen Fun

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge - Frozen Fun By Charlie Hodge. I love snow. I've always relished its magic ability to paint our landscape, and the coziness...