Silvia Pikal is a writer, editor and communications professional based in Calgary.

As a freelance writer, 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.

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 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. To balance out her love of cheese and chocolate, she likes roller skating, being on the yoga mat and hiking. Connect with her on Twitter @silviapikal.