Irene Seto

Irene Seto

They say that good things come in small packages and Irene is no exception. What she lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in personality and laughter. A born-and-bred Calgarian, this Western girl takes the adage of “work hard, play hard” to heart, always on-the-go and finding the most awesome stories to share with C.I.A. readers. As Managing Editor, she acts as a jill-of-all-trades juggling a variety of responsibilities including writing, editing, social media and more. In her (little) spare time, you can find Irene stocking up on more shoes for her closet, enjoying a pint (or two) with friends and cycling around on her love, Minty the bicycle. If you give her mini donuts or kettle corn, she will be your friend for life.

Recent Posts by Irene Seto

Transit and Kirstyn Johnson remix Taylor Swift

I have a love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift. I was a big fan in her early days when she was still singing about “Tim McGraw”, but quickly fell out of love when her pompous air seemed to take over post-VMAs. I blamed Kanye West for boosting her undeserved fame (honestly, who would have remembered her Continue Reading »

Written on November 18, 2014



Six companies that you didn’t know are from Calgary

Calgary is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and with that comes plenty of homegrown businesses started right here in Cowtown. While there are very well-known local examples ranging from the classic Peters’ Drive In to the hugely popular Westjet, there are still some companies that locals may not know are from right here in our Continue Reading »

Written on November 13, 2014



Futurpreneur Canada helps young entrepreneurs grow their businesses">Financing and mentorship has Riyoko Urban Bikewear riding high Futurpreneur Canada helps young entrepreneurs grow their businesses

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner? Running your own company can be a lot of work but there is help. That’s where Futurpreneur Canada comes in. We’ve partnered with the non-profit organization to take a look at how their funding and mentorship has helped a young Calgarian grow her business. Come follow along… Continue Reading »

Written on November 12, 2014



The 4th annual CORE event kicks off the holiday season on Nov 27">What to look forward to at ‘Twas the Night 2014 The 4th annual CORE event kicks off the holiday season on Nov 27

It may seem early to already talk about Christmas but the holiday season will be upon us before we know it! I have friends that have already finished all their holiday shopping. I, however, am not that organized so am more than happy to rely on the 4th annual ‘Twas the Night holiday event. Taking Continue Reading »

Written on October 25, 2014



Happy Birthday to us!">6 stories, 6 years of awesome! Happy Birthday to us!

Calgary is Awesome turned 6 years old this month! It’s been an amazing ride as we have grown in leaps and bounds along with our awesome city. The funny thing when we started this blog is that people didn’t really understand the concept. I would get strange looks and questions like “What do you mean Continue Reading »

Written on October 22, 2014



Discovering the Humans of Calgary

If you’re a fan of people-watching, you’re probably in love with the “Humans of…” pages that have sprung up all over Facebook. The concept is simple – taking a photo of a person and sharing their quotes and stories. It may be the person busking down the street, the cyclist biking down the pathway or Continue Reading »

Written on October 15, 2014



Talking Cuban rum with Candela Lounge’s Darren Fabian

Darren Fabian has been in the spirits game for a long time. A bartender by trade with over twenty years in the industry, he’s seen and made many a drink. Now the general manager for both Alloy and Candela Lounge, he spends less time behind the bar but still appreciates a quality drink. We chat Continue Reading »

Written on October 10, 2014



Exclusive discount for Calgary is Awesome readers!">A Grand New Season with Theatre Junction’s 2014/15 shows Exclusive discount for Calgary is Awesome readers!

It’s a brand new theatre season, haven’t you heard? We are so excited to partner with Theatre Junction again to help support our lively and wonderful Calgary arts scene. This upcoming TJ season will be full of hypnotic stories and mesmerizing storytelling like no other. Also new this year is Workshop Kitchen + Culture located Continue Reading »

Written on October 9, 2014



3 delicious salads in Calgary

Salads are typically seen as summer fare or as a traditional side dish. But you haven’t truly experienced a salad until you’ve tried one of these delicious green plates. More than just lettuce, these salads are crafted from quality vegetables, tasty seasoning and drizzled with sumptuous dressing.  It’s time to make salads the main affair! Continue Reading »

Written on September 26, 2014



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