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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge - HodgepodgeCharlie Hodge is a best-selling author, writer, 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: Gino loved to help people

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HodgePodge: 9 lives reduced by one HdgePodge by charlie hodge If you are a cat fan - read on. Otherwise read something else. I wrote this column in...

HodgePodge: Half empty – half full?

Half empty - half full? HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge Half empty - half full? I suppose that summarizes 2022 for many folks. Compared to the COVID crushing...

HodgePodge: Goodbye Dean

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HodgePodge: I love every aspect of Christmas | Angels List!

HodgePodge: I love every aspect of Christmas I’m sure there is a name for the infliction. Psychologists undoubtedly have a term for the seasonal scenario or...

HodgePodge: Honouring the vets

HodgePodge: Honouring the vets By Charlie Hodge His eyes seem to catch mine every time I walk by. The aging black and white photo of my deceased...

HodgePodge: Election trail tales

HodgePodge: Election trail tales Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge Now the smoke has cleared from the recent civic election battlefield it’s time to assess the contest...

HodgePodge: Political scene sees change

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HodgePodge: New NHL reg season predictions

New NHL reg season predictions HodgePodge by Charlie Hodge If you are not hockey fan then check in again next week because today’s HodgePodge is all...

HodgePodge: Great Advice From Kurt Vonnegut

Great Advice From Kurt Vonnegut HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge You must admit Facebook does provide some great entertainment along with all the bumf. Every once in a while...