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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

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Let’s get back to some fun

These are definitely strange times we struggle to stay alive in. Yet within all the fear and depressing concerns our turned upside down world...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Are you ready for the summer of your life?

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Are you ready for the summer of your life? As John Lennon tabbed several beautiful years ago, "Life is what happens...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 18, 2020

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge There is, I suppose, something deep and meaningful to the fact that this weekend marks the celebration of two recognizable days back...
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HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Listen to Bonnie

Listen to Bonnie HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge As the unnerving and deadly COVID19  pandemic continues to raise havoc and fear around the world - much of our...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – A Fishy Story

A Fishy Story By Charlie Hodge It's June so some fly fishing is imminent. Yesterday I ran into a fellow I assisted during an unusual fishing adventure...
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HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge – Hockey is coming back

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Just as I was learning to expect the unexpected something I never suspected happened. Hockey is coming back. Maybe. While millions around the world...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Her ‘Ninja Bombing’ was perfectly timed

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge Her 'Ninja Bombing' was perfectly timed. Despite the ominous tag the wonderful gesture made our day and was precisely the right mental medicine...
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HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge – Constant change is definitely

Constant change is definitely HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge Well, it's definitely true, constant change is here to stay. How are you dealing with the COVID challenges so...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – A blend of emotions with our new world

I admit to a blend of emotions with our new world. From a health perspective I'm a tad freaked out by Covid-19. Clearly with stage...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Double edged sword of covid-19

by Charlie Hodge In these difficult times it does not hurt to put a positive spin on things. It is one of those choices we...

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