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Hodge Podge 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 – Podge Christmas is giving

HodgePodge: Podge Christmas is giving By Charlie Hodge. I'm always over the top with joy as the calendar flips into December. No one loves the festive...
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Hodgepodge: a smattering of thoughts

Hodgepodge: a smattering of thoughts By Charlie Hodge. In true HodgePodge spirit a smattering of thoughts: Sometimes what at first appears rotten timing proves to be a...
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Hodgepodge: Thankful

Hodgepodge: Thankful By Charlie Hodge. My personal pity party began as most normally do. I had allowed a few minor irritants to slide into a spoiled,...
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Hodgepodge: The Recovery Spa and Don Cherry

Hodgepodge: The Recovery Spa and Don Cherry By Charlie Hodge. Thanks Josh, so far your new facility is working well with my mental and physical healing....
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Hodgepodge: First time I met Smiley – he wasn’t smiley.

First time I met Smiley - he wasn't smiley. By Charlie Hodge. In fact he looked a tad bit annoyed. My eyes had been averted to...
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Hodgepodge: Gray Wins the Big One

Hodgepodge: Time to do your duty By Charlie Hodge. One year ago Tracy Gray made the most difficult career decision of her life. Today Tracy is...
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Hodgepodge: Time to do your duty

Hodgepodge: Time to do your duty By Charlie Hodge. Time to do your duty. Time to stand up and be counted. If you care about this country or...
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Hodgepodge: Canadian Elections

Hodgepodge: Canadian Elections By Charlie Hodge. The most comforting reality in regards to the Canadian election debate earlier this week is to recall insanity spewed the...
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Hodgepodge: Tributes for Teens

Hodgepodge: Tributes for Teens By Charlie Hodge. Hmmm, why does this feel like déjà-vu all over again? Because it should, I suppose. On Saturday, October 25 I will...
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Hodgepodge: Hodge Hockey Predictions

Hodgepodge: Hodge Hockey Predictions By Charlie Hodge. Editor Barry Gerding gently reminded me that NHL exhibition games are now being played and therefore my annual (foolish)...

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