On his way to accomplishing one goal Simcoe native Mike Mathews found another. It was last year when Mathews was en route to western Canada to run up a mountain – seriously – when he stopped in Thunder Bay. He visited the Terry Fox Monument, a nine-foot bronze statue situated just off the Trans Canada Highway near the northernmost tip of Lake Superior. Staring at a memorial of one of Canada's greatest citizens gave Mathews an idea.
There was a sense of relief to go along with excitement when April Wright saw her name attached to the Ontario Blues U-20 rugby roster. A 20-year-old Waterford native, Wright has been part of team tryouts three years running, and while a concussion derailed her in 2015 she returned to make the team's long list in 2016, only to find out she was one of the final cuts.
Their performance may have lasted just a few minutes, but watching the Simcoe Composite School's Cheer Stars team perform at the 2016 Norfolk County Fair is something Tanya Borghese will cherish forever. “That hit my heart like nothing else, it was amazing,” said the coach of the cheerleading team made up of special education students. “I've been on the track for many years myself - I've been on the (Young Canada Day) committee and coached for many years - and it was huge.
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".