Olivia Dunseith was looking for a way to improve her self confidence, and when she walked off a stage in Surrey earlier this month as Miss Teen Vancouver Island, it was clear she had found it. "I couldn't really believe it at first, I was a little bit in shock and I was so excited," said the 16-year-old Lambrick Park student. Dunseith was among the dozens of contestants to take part in the Miss BC Pageant that crowned a Miss BC, Miss Teen BC and Mrs. BC over the Canada Day weekend.
Greater Victoria residents are invited to get a taste of one of the fastest growing sports sweeping across North America. The Victoria Pickleball Association will be welcoming more than 100 competitors to their first tournament, running June 16 to 18 at Pearkes Recreation Centre field house. "It's a hybrid of table tennis, tennis and badminton. That's probably the best way to describe it," said Dennis Harrigan with the Victoria Pickleball Association.
Royal Oak Burial Park is ushering in the beginning of summer with its eighth annual Summer So(u)lstice on Saturday. "This event is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an afternoon visiting our beautiful grounds while remembering and honouring those who have passed on," said Crystabelle Fobler, the park's new executive director.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".