Want to win an iPad Mini? We have an opportunity for you. All you have to do is like the Nelson Star on Facebook and encourage your friends to like us. Once we hit 2

Want to win an iPad Mini? We have an opportunity for you. All you have to do is like the Nelson Star on Facebook and encourage your friends to like us. Once we hit 2

Another — Mini — reason to like the Nelson Star

The Nelson Star is putting out a challenge to its online readers and there’s an iPad Mini up for grabs as reward.

The Nelson Star is putting out a challenge to its online readers and there’s an iPad Mini up for grabs as reward.

The Nelson Star Facebook page currently has 1,205 “likes.” In our challenge to readers we want to reach 2,000. When we do, there will be a draw for an iPad Mini which will include all 2,000 readers who follow us on Facebook.

“Facebook is an important part of our newspaper’s future,” says Star editor Bob Hall. “It’s a great way for us to spread information about our community via social media.

“Our print product is our focus every week, but the reach on social media allows all the great news, entertainment, features and sports to be read by a much larger audience all across the province and the world.”

Everybody will have a shot at the iPad Mini, but we have to get to 2,000 likes first. If you already like us on Facebook, spread the word to your friends so they join our daily feed of information. By spreading the word, you get a chance at the prize too.

When you like the Star Facebook page, your Facebook feed shows the stories and features we post throughout the day. The posted stories then send readers to the nelsonstar.com website where you can find breaking news, photo galleries and other information not always featured in the print edition (plus everything that is featured in the print edition).

“We have a pretty strong Facebook following relative to similar media sources around the province, but we want to do even better,” says Hall. “We’re proud of that because it shows we live in a community that supports its local businesses. It also shows that the Nelson area has a tremendous thirst for information and we work hard to deliver the stories that help keep people connected.”

To like us on Facebook, simply search “Nelson Star” and head to our page. Click like and you will not only be entered into the contest, but will always stay informed of local news, culture and sport.