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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

Hodge Podge: CAUTION WARNING

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge. CAUTION WARNING: All tourists and residents please take note - the pavement in Kelowna is just as tough and stubborn as anywhere...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Hodge Podge: Old Steve – a boyhood hero remembered

HodgePodge: Old Steve – a boyhood hero remembered By Charlie Hodge. This morning's 'spring cleaning' found me knee deep in shed treasure when I discovered (stumbled over)...

Hodge Podge: Terrible Ted

HodgePodge: Terrible Ted By Charlie Hodge. Terrible Ted is dead. The truth is - Ted was really not terrible at all - unless you wore the other...

Hodge Podge: Tracy Gray

HodgePodge: Tracy Gray By Charlie Hodge. In the often black and white world of Federal politics I am a firm believer that the best hope for...

Hodge Podge: A smattering of thoughts…

HodgePodge: A smattering of thoughts... By Charlie Hodge. In true 'HodgePodge' format - a smattering of thoughts: Fed up with winter yet and plugged driveways or difficult driving...

HodgePodge: Frozen Fun

HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge - Frozen Fun By Charlie Hodge. I love snow. I've always relished its magic ability to paint our landscape, and the coziness...

Hodgepodge: Advice about life

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge I hesitated when asked recently to speak to high school students with some advice about life. As one who barely graduated (I...

Hodgepodge “Hodge Luck”

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge I'm not sure if Dad would be proud or simply ducking his head and looking for a safe place to hide. I'm attempting...

Hodgepodge Miracles

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge Do you believe in miracles? I certainly do. In fact, I am one. I always have believed in miracles, however last week's visit to...

Charlie’s Christmas Angel list – part two

Hodgepodge Charlie's Christmas Angel list 2018 - part two By Charlie Hodge Charlie's Christmas Angel list had so many nominations I ran out of room last week so...