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

Join the arts & engineering fun with one of these free workshops">8 Amazing (and FREE!) Beakerhead workshops Join the arts & engineering fun with one of these free workshops

The Beakerhead festival officially launches on September 10 but there’s so much to do before and after! Calgary is Awesome is so stoked to be partnering with Beakerhead to bring you all the awesome. If you missed out last year, you will want make sure to get in on something for Beakerhead 2014. With so Continue Reading »

Written on September 1, 2014

#IceBucketChallenge: Calgary Edition

It’s all the rage on social media these days – and for a good cause too! The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has provided us with tons of hilarious videos to watch and plenty of Calgarians are jumping on the bandwagon too. What I love about the campaign is that is bringing a lot of Continue Reading »

Written on August 19, 2014

In Focus: Sky high #yyc

    “As I was flying over Calgary heading  to Los Angeles in July I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful view of Calgary that was below me! Canada is such an amazingly beautiful country and I’m so lucky to have grown up here.”   Amanada Ruller, LFL LA Temptations football player and proud Canadian. Continue Reading »

Written on August 5, 2014

Travel Basecamp: Malts, hops and brews in Panama

Virtually every modern entertainment option that North America offers its citizens can be found somewhere in the crevasses and corridors of Panama. Discotheques, theaters, and of course, places to get a drink. Located in the middle of the “La Rana Dorada”, aka “The Golden Frog” is a popular local pub in Casca Villejo, the first Continue Reading »

Written on July 29, 2014

A Stampede staple for 10 days straight">You can never have too many pancakes A Stampede staple for 10 days straight

  Get out those giant belt buckles – and loosen them up! With Stampede around the corner, that means tons of pancake breakfasts to be had. Even though there is no more Flapjack Finder anymore, has taken its place to help you get your breakfast fix. With so many options to choose from, there’s no Continue Reading »

Written on June 27, 2014

All the best jams from DJ Ivan Rankic">YYC Top 10 Playlist: The Eclectic Volume All the best jams from DJ Ivan Rankic

Calgary has some amazing artists making some great music. The YYC Playlist is a listen at some of the great jams that local artists are making (and occasionally some out-of-town guests will find their way on here too). This month’s edition is the Eclectic Volume: a little rock, folk, R&B, and electronic. Big thanks to DJ Continue Reading »

Written on June 16, 2014

Taste of #yyc’s Chinatown

Calgary’s Chinatown may be smaller than other cities, but it is vibrant and resilient. One of the harder-hit neighbourhoods in the 2013 floods, Chinatown is bouncing back. Now’s a great time to take a wander through this community and support some local businesses. One of the things that Chinatown is known for is the food: Continue Reading »

Written on June 12, 2014

Best places to watch the World Cup – by country!

#475070583 / It’s June, the sun is finally shining and what are we going to do Calgary? Stay inside to watch the FIFA World Cup! This is probably the one time every four years where people are clamouring to get inside the Ship & Anchor rather than enjoy their awesome patio. It’s going to Continue Reading »

Written on June 11, 2014

YYC Dictionary: Misheard and mistaken names & places

It’s easy to mistake a name that is spelled funny or sounds unusual. But these Calgary spots are commonly referred to by the wrong moniker: Calf Robe Bridge is named after buffalo calf robes. Blackfoot men wore buffalo calf robes and whined like lost calves to attract buffalo during a hunt. While calf roping is a Continue Reading »

Written on June 10, 2014

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