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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 – 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...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – New Years 2021

I greeted in New Years 2021 with drink in hand and wife by my side. However it was coffee - and the next morning. Tez...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – 2020 Charlie’s Christmas Angels List Part 2!

It's unanimous with the world - everyone is ready for 2020 to end. There's a pervasive sentiment that folks can't wait for the new year...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – 2020 Charlie’s Christmas Angels List!

I'm so positively wound up this week I must be a Christmasholic. Not sure why (perhaps out of survival demand) but Tez and I...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Changing my attitude

Was mid-forearm deep in dirty dishes, contemplating my negative mid-morning funk when it suddenly dawned on me - I'm turning into a spoiled, miserable,...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – I took too long, Danny

I took too long, Danny. Plain and simple, spin it however we like it - I took too long. Very sorry about that - I know...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Sometimes there is just stubborn and stupid

People don't have to be stupid to be stubborn, however it's fairly common to see the two walking hand in hand. Certainly there are...

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Deck the halls – and anything else you can...

Deck the halls - and anything else you can find HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge It's starting to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas spirit has already joyful arrived,...

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Howie Meeker has left the arena of life

Howie Meeker has left the arena of life HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Golly gee whiz I miss him already. My very dear friend Howie Meeker died earlier...

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