Silvia Pikal is a journalist based in Calgary. She covers everything from health care to arts and culture for Alberta’s top magazines, and won a 2018 Alberta Magazine Award for her feature writing.

As an editor, she works for Where Calgary, and is a regular guest on CTV Morning Live, sharing her expertise on things to do and see in Calgary. Silvia is also one of the prose editors for FreeFall literary magazine. In her time with FreeFall, stories selected by the prose collective were finalists in the fiction category in both the 2017 and 2018 Alberta Magazine Awards. Her own fiction has been published in Room magazine.

She has a degree in journalism from Mount Royal University, where she won the C.A. MacLean Journalism Bursary for her health care reporting, and co-directed a documentary that was screened in the Fairy Tales Film Festival.

When she’s not working, you’ll find her cooking and trying new restaurants with her husband, who is the better cook. She also hikes and attempts yoga a few times a week to balance out her love of cheese and chocolate. Connect with her on Twitter @silviapikal.

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