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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.

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – June 13th

Tez and I had the total pleasure of taking granddaughter Taylor to the fabulous Fat Cat festivities last weekend - and perhaps had even...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – June 6th

It sort of reminds me of the line from Alice in Wonderland about, “It gets curiouser and curiouser.”Just when we thought the never ending...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – June 6th

It sort of reminds me of the line from Alice in Wonderland about, “It gets curiouser and curiouser.”Just when we thought the never ending...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Community loses a loyal, long-time friend

Larry Chalmers, article for Lucille & Mike HainesCommunity loses a loyal, long-time friendKelowna, and the province of British Columbia, lost a loyal friend and...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Community loses a loyal, long-time friend

Larry Chalmers, article for Lucille & Mike HainesCommunity loses a loyal, long-time friendKelowna, and the province of British Columbia, lost a loyal friend and...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 23rd

A big hearty congratulations and thank you to Chris Olson-Brown and the Rutland May Day organizers for this year`s successful event.Brown has been a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 23rd

A big hearty congratulations and thank you to Chris Olson-Brown and the Rutland May Day organizers for this year`s successful event.Brown has been a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 14th

How blessed are we to live where we do - and to reap the rewards of being residents of Paradise?On the heels of a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 14th

How blessed are we to live where we do - and to reap the rewards of being residents of Paradise?On the heels of a...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – May 2nd

So it is that silly time of year again when I make a fool of myself and tell you just how the NHL playoffs...