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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 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 16th, 2018

Surprise, surprise, Ben Stewart is Kelowna West's new MLA. Can you say Déjà' vu? The majority of British Columbians were not surprised Wednesday night to...
Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics

Olympic Hockey Predictions – Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Olympic Hockey Well Worth Watching Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics - If you have not already tuned into the amazing hockey action taking place at...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 9, 2018

I admit to feeling a tad numbed this week with the passing of two real characters in B.C. history - Dave Barrett and John...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 2, 2018

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge In true HodgePodge genre, a smattering of various thoughts to kick start your weekend. Election fervor (or is that fever?) is in...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – The Golden Handshake

I am saddened by the surprising news this week that Kelowna Daily Courier photographer extraordinaire Gary Nylander was handed his marching papers last week. I...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Someone’s going to get a broken heart

At least three people are going to have their heart broken on Valentine's Day. 'Silly season' is starting earlier than anticipated thanks to last summer's...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Jan 12, 2018

Seems I'm not the only Kelownian to happily say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018. Last week's HodgePodge garnered a number of comments...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – New Year’s Trumped By Stupidity

Welcome 2018 - or more precisely glad to see you go 2017 Like many other folk one of my human foibles is the ability to...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – January 2, 2018

Christmas day was quieter than anticipated at Hodge House  yet remarkable and wonderful just the same. Tez's mom Otti Tomani and long-time friend Yves...

Charlie’s Angel List 2017 is HERE!

As I pen this a full-fledged snowstorm is enveloping our city. While I know many folks dread winter weather, I admit to loving snow....
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