For Northwold residents Craig and Bridget Montano, going to Canada to observe the grace and power of the majestic polar bear in its natural habitat has always been a lifelong ambition. It has always been a dream of ours to visit Churchill Manitoba in Canada, the polar bear capital of the world. This dream has always been far-fetched though.
We have always been nature lovers, and are concerned that the effects of global warming are threatening the polar bear population in a severe way. Scientists and environmentalists have estimated that the shrinking polar ice due to global warming may lead to the disappearance of polar bears before the end of the century. We would like to catch a glimpse of these rare and awesome creatures before it's too late," says Montano.
The Montano's lifelong dream is no longer implausible; in fact, it was recently turned into a reality thanks to the help of 1Lifedirect, South Africa's first fully direct life insurance provider.
I couldn't believe my luck. All I did was enter my details on the 1Lifedirect website for a quote, and now our lifelong dream has been fulfilled. It is a wonderful stroke of luck and we are over-the-moon!" says Craig, who will be jetting off to Canada with Bridget later this year.
Commenting on the lifelong dream competition, Lenerd Louw, CEO of 1Lifedirect says: At 1Lifedirect, we believe that life is for living. That is why we decided to run with this competition as it gives South Africans the opportunity to accomplish their ultimate ambition. We are extremely pleased that we were able to make Craig and Bridget's lifelong dream a reality."