WIND Mobile launches in the St. Catharines-Niagara region with $10,000 community grant

Hometown entrepreneur returns to introduce no-term-contract mobile service in St. Catharines, Welland; WIND Mobile shows support for the community and begins network rollout in Niagara region

ST. CATHARINES, ON, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, WIND Mobile officially launched in the Niagara region with the announcement of the WINDthanks Niagara Region Community Grant. As a way to introduce itself to the community WIND will give a $10,000 grant to one organization or charity in St. Catharines, Welland or Niagara to support a new or existing project that brings positive change to the community.

"The launch in the Niagara region is especially meaningful to me because it's where I'm from," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. "It was always my ambition to bring wireless competition to all Canadians so being able to bring it to the area where I grew up shows me how much closer we are to accomplishing our goal."

A native of the Niagara region, Lacavera has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country by introducing the first new Canadian wireless carrier to launch in over a decade. WIND Mobile has revolutionized telecom in Canada by providing lower prices, freedom from contracts and positive change in an industry that was ruled by an oligopoly of incumbent operators.

Since launching nearly two years ago, WIND Mobile has now secured more than 350,000 subscribers and has plans for further network expansion both in the Niagara region and throughout the country heading into 2012. The next planned market expansion will take place next month in London, Ontario.

"Giving back to the community is one of the fundamental values at WIND," said Anthony Lacavera, Chairman and CEO of WIND Mobile. "By launching the WINDthanks grant, we're not only able to bring positive change by fostering wireless competition but also to the community directly."

Individual and Organizations and charities are encouraged to nominate projects for the grant online at Suggestions must outline how the project will benefit the community and must be received by December 31st, 2011. The grant recipient will be announced in January 2012.

About WIND Mobile and Globalive Holdings 
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 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 about WIND Mobile, please visit

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 Communications, One Connect, Canopco and Globalive Carrier Services. For more information, visit

Image with caption: "Anthony Lacavera, Niagara Native and CEO of WIND Mobile is joined by Mayor Brian McMullan, of St. Catherines and Mayor Bary Sharpe, of Welland, for the launch of WIND Mobile in the Niagara Region. (CNW Group/WIND Mobile)". Image available at:


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