The anticipation is building before a big party at the CORE Shopping Centre. Volunteers will decorate 150 Christmas trees Thursday to kick off ‘Find Christmas Downtown.’Marketing Director Allison Onyett said it’s an exciting night that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. “Then we head over to the main stage where we have a country concert, with this year’s headliner, which is Dan Davidson, and then we light the tree with some exciting pyrotechnics right here in the shopping centre,” she said.
There’s an effort underway to bring Christmas cheer to lonely and socially isolated seniors. The Seniors Secret Service has put together wish lists as part of a donation drive called Stocking Stuffers for Seniors. They will help older people living in low income, assisted living, or palliative care facilities over the holidays. Calgarians can help by picking up a wish list at London Drugs and then drop off new, unwrapped items by December 11.
The Calgary Hitmen are showing off a prestigious trophy on Thursday. It’s part of the CHL’s 100th Memorial Cup Celebration Tour. It was originally known as the OHA Memorial Cup and was donated by the Ontario Hockey Association in March 1919 to honour soldiers who died in the First World War. In 2010, it was re-dedicated to all fallen Canadian military personnel. The team, including some players, are holding an event Thursday morning at the Royal Canadian Legion on Kensington Road.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".