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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

Charlie 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 by Charlie Hodge

Home Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge
Charlie 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 by Charlie Hodge – Oct-12, 2018

HodgePodge Happy Birthday to a best buddy - who also happens to be a Canadian Icon. By Charlie Hodge Getting to Parksville Nov.4 is a long, cold...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Oct-5th, 2018

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge I make no bones about it, she was my first love. Certainly  my first kiss and first mentor. Unfortunately for any other women...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Sept 28, 2018

HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge I'm back, or at least most of me. There's a chunk of me over there in the spare writer parts drawer called 'politics...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Sept 14th, 2018

I'm in which means I'm out, for a bit. By the time this rag reaches your door step Friday I will (bar a lightning strike)...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Sept 7th, 2018

  Traditions are great things to look forward to or reflect upon. In the mid-1980's I began hosting a barbecue exclusively for musicians and their spouses...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Aug 31, 2018

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge Every time I look out my window I am reminded of the kindness and caring of people. It's inspiring, motivating and came...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Aug 24, 2018

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge Do as I say not as I do. Ironically I hypothesised at such length last Friday on challenges facing local municipal politicians that...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Aug 18, 2018

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge With great sorrow I join a number of hockey friends in saying a fond farewell to all-round good guy and a true...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Aug 10, 2018

Visit from Baldeo etc Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge Most of the time I become gruff when one of my cats jumps up on a counter and knocks...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Aug 7, 2018

In true HodgePodge style a variety of thoughts. This intense heat and smoke wave continues to force Tez and I indoors and away from our...