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Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge

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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 – 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...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – July 13th, 2018

I like adventures. Admittedly time and health have diminished the depth and breadth of my adventuring capacity over the years however the same wide-eyed wonderment...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – July 6th, 2018

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge I think it's safe to say summer has arrived. At least that's what my current physical surroundings and personal persona indicate. My mind and...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 22nd, 2018

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge The scenario is so hard to comprehend it literally has a numbing effect. I spent at least half an hour staring at...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 15th, 2018

Soccer fans in Canada are doing back flips with the announcement this week that North America has won the bid to host the 2026...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – June 1st, 2018

Despite the fact today's 'Podge' mentions both hockey and golf it is not about losers - such as the Vancouver Canucks or (snicker, snicker)...
Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge 2018

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – Tubeless at last

Tubeless at last HodgePodge By Charlie Hodge It has been seven months, three weeks, five days and several hours however I am finally tube free. For the average...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – May 18th, 2018

True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False ones like autumn leaves spread everywhere. While still a youngster I remember my caring Mom pontificating such wise words...
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