Nelson Star publisher Karen Bennett (left) presents Dane Allison (right) with her new iPad Mini.

Nelson Star hands out iPad Mini

Dane Allison was thrilled to get the Facebook message last week informing her she had just won an iPad Mini.

Dane Allison was thrilled to get the Facebook message last week informing her she had just won an iPad Mini.

“I was ecstatic,” said the Slocan Valley resident. “I don’t think I have ever really won anything, certainly nothing as exciting as this.”

Allison’s name was chosen amongst 2,000 others as part of the Nelson Star’s challenge to get 2,000 likes on our Facebook page.

The Star launched the contest on March 22 when we had 1,221 likes. In the first week 200 more people started following our feed. On April 2 we sent out a reminder about the challenge and by 11 p.m. on April 4 we had the 2,000th like.

“It was a rather impressive response,” said Nelson Star Editor Bob Hall. “We were not sure how fast we would get there. This is certainly a lot quicker than we expected.”

When Allison came into pick up the iPad Mini on Thursday morning, she said while spending the winter in Nunavut, she would keep up with her hometown at

“We’ve been following the Nelson Star for the last five months,” she said.

With the challenge met, the Star is not planning on resting.

“We have more contests planned,” said Hall. “The most important thing is that we continue to provide great news, arts, features, sports and other interesting items through our Facebook feed, at and in our print edition.

“We are extremely fortunate to be working in a community that provides so much support.”

The Star will be launching a new contest for an iPad mini that will involve our augmented reality technology Reveal Me. More details on that contest will be released next week.


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