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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.

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Podge Predictions

Maintaining a silly tradition, I somewhat sheepishly  submit  my regular predictions for the upcoming 2015-2016 NHL season a.k.a. The HodgePodge Clip and Laugh NHL...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – October 1

Today’s original column is likely still floating about in techno-space somewhere looking for a lonely doorstep on some lonely planet upon which to land.Clearly...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – August 13

I have always enjoyed telling tourists where to go and how to get there - especially when it comes to them having fun and...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – June 19th

I’m not so sure about ‘dynasty’ as a deserved term, however certainly the Chicago Black Hawks deserve full applause for earning their third Stanley...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – June 5

There is some truth to the adage, “The apple does not fall far from the tree.” The assumption being of course that genetics tends...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 28

I am blessed in so many ways, with several of the various rewards from such fortune seeming to come in cycles. One of the...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – The silence of slaughter

Despite the fact I’ve spent the majority of my life working in media I admit to often being boggled by what is deemed ‘news...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Angels

I’ve been particularly good recently in an effort to compensate for recent events. Since elected to Kelowna City Council I admit to being a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

Thank you Kelowna residents who took the time to battle cold weather to exercise your right to vote.Wow, that was six hectic weeks that...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Nov

Thank you Kelowna residents who took the time to battle cold weather to exercise your right to vote.Wow, that was six hectic weeks that...

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