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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 – Leaders Acting Like Children

Leaders acting like children while Canadians pay through the nose. HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge B.C. Premier John Horgan and Alberta's Rachel Notley need to grow up...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – A puck pundits’ playoff pontification, predictions

Welcome to my annual installation of Silly Seasonal Fridge Games - better known as the Hodge Podge Clip and Laugh NHL Hockey Playoff Predictions....

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Humboldt Broncos

My heart aches. Like thousands of Canadians I remain somewhat numb and in sorrow regarding the devastating bus crash last week that killed 16 members...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – April 6th, 2018

Sadly this week I join many other local music lovers in saying farewell to Riley's Pub. In a strange year of saying goodbye to so...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Special Feature

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge And a one, and a two, and a one, two, three, FORE! Let the music and games begin! When it comes to...
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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Gardens And God

There is some wisdom to the old adages 'what comes around goes around' and that 'life has a way of repeating itself'. I'm thankful...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – March 23rd, 2018

Seems I have been saying farewell to a number of well Kelowna characters of late - however few were/are better known than former politician...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – March 16th, 2018

The world has lost two very unique characters this week, one of international status and the other of a much lesser worldly fame -...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 23, 2018

Not sure about you but I have been spending any spare time I can find (and some I shouldn't have) glued to the TV...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 16th, 2018

Surprise, surprise, Ben Stewart is Kelowna West's new MLA. Can you say Déjà' vu? The majority of British Columbians were not surprised Wednesday night to...
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