NEW COMPETITION FINDS BIEBER, OPRAH AND OBAMA RANK HIGHEST AS THE PEOPLE CANADIANS MOST WANT TO TALK TO

WIND Mobile's Best Conversation Ever enters final week, five Canadians closer than ever to having the conversation of their dreams

TORONTO, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - If Canadians could talk to anyone in the world who would it be?  That's the question WIND Mobile has been asking for the last few weeks in the first-ever Best Conversation Ever program.  With less than two weeks to go, the most popular picks so far are Canadian pop sensation, Justin Bieber, talk show queen, Oprah, and US president, Barack Obama. 

The other personalities in the top 10 include: singer Taylor Swift, hockey star Sidney Crosby, anthropologist Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. 

The unique competition, which launched on January 24th will give five Canadians the opportunity to talk to anyone in the world they want.  To make the conversations happen, WIND Mobile will donate more than half a million dollars to Canadian charities including $100,000 on behalf of each personality in exchange for having the conversations.  In addition, the site invites Canadian charities to enter the Charity Challenge to win an additional $100,000 based on popular online voting.

The winners of the competition will not necessarily be the most popular choices. Instead, the winners will be picked from the entries with the most votes - from the people that took the time to share their story and gather support online. To date, the entries with the most votes include compelling submissions for a wide range of personalities. These range from a die-hard Toronto Blue Jays fan who would love to talk to its GM Alex Anthopoulos, to music fans dying to talk to lead singers of bands including Hedley or Disturbed, to a school teacher who would like entrepreneur Brett Wilson to share his wisdom with his class.

The winners will be announced shortly after the competition closes on March 7th.  To enter, Canadians can visit www.bestconversationever.ca

Who do these well known Canadians want to talk to?

Justin Trudeau, MP would talk to… Neal Stephenson
Valerie Pringle, Canadian Journalist… would talk to Nelson Mandela
Gerard Kennedy, MP… Nelson Mandela
Sami Jo Small, Double Gold Medalist, Women's Hockey…Obama
Lyle Bauer, President & Chief Operating Officer, Calgary Stampeders… Obama
Dan Hill, Songwriter… Obama
Dr. Samantha Nutt, Founder of War Child Canada… Lee Harper
Mark McEwan, Celebrity Chef… Alan Greenspan
Geoff Green, Arctic Explorer… Dr. E.O. Wilson
Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa… Sydney Crosby
Senator Mike DuffyQueen Elizabeth II
Dean Del Mastro, MP… Warren Buffett
Senator Michael MacDonald… the Dalai Lama
Mike Harris, former Premier of Ontario.... his wife

About the Competition

The ultimate goal of the competition is to help five lucky Canadians have the conversations they never dreamed possible. The competition began January 24, 2011 and runs until March 7, 2011. The winners will be selected by a panel of WIND judges and industry leading bloggers.  Entries will be judged based on creativity and number of votes.  Full details are available at: www.bestconversationever.ca

About WIND Mobile

WIND Mobile provides voice, text and data services to Canadians on a next-generation wireless network and is committed to offering a level of wireless service presently not available in Canada. WIND Mobile is built on actual conversations that are happening with Canadians who are passionate about wireless and creating a better mobile offering nationally. For more information, please visit: www.WINDmobile.ca.

Globalive Holdings is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions in Canada and internationally to the consumer, business and hospitality markets. The Globalive companies include: WIND Mobile, Yak, OneConnect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, please visit: www.globalive.com.

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SOURCE Globalive Communications Corp.

For further information:

Tara Wood, Narrative Advocacy Media, 416-644-4133, cell: 416-301-9760, tara.wood@narrativeadvocacy.com

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