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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

In true HodgePodge style – a scattering of musical reminders for places to go and people to see. Mark your calendar.Roots and country-rock fans...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge

Wasn't that a party?While Canadians may not boast the same swagger and bravado of national allegiance as that of our neighbours to the south...

Hodgepodge By Charlie Hodge – July 1st Celebration with Roots & Country Rock.

In true HodgePodge style - a scattering of musical reminders for places to go and people to see. Mark your calendar.Roots and country-rock fans...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – April 8 2016

The fairy tale sports story of the year (aka the John Scott saga) found full circle  earlier this week when the Montreal Canadians called...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – March 10

Funny how easy adaptation for some things are for humans, especially when the focus is to please us faster and easier.My mind goes to...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Feb 25-2016

Welcome to spring.It's been a while coming but thankfully it has arrived.Okay, technically I know that I am a tad early in my seasonal...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – I’m Old

I'm old.In the back of my brain I accepted this 'aha' moment would eventually arrive - I was just not ready for 'it' to...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – Podge Predictions

Maintaining a silly tradition, I somewhat sheepishly  submit  my regular predictions for the upcoming 2015-2016 NHL season a.k.a. The HodgePodge Clip and Laugh NHL...

Hodge Podge by Charlie Hodge – October 1

Today’s original column is likely still floating about in techno-space somewhere looking for a lonely doorstep on some lonely planet upon which to land.Clearly...

Hodgepodge by Charlie Hodge – August 13

I have always enjoyed telling tourists where to go and how to get there - especially when it comes to them having fun and...

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