The Balegem fornoene starts with a village breakfast (from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) in the Café Sekuurne party room. Chiro Balegem spoils you with a delicious breakfast. After the prayer in honor of Our Lady (listened to by the Parochial Singing Choir), a reception is offered in the Residence De Krekelberg at his Balegems with jenever and herring. So the BB committee will not let grass grow on it. ‘Bring it on fats, the ‘Van Damme let it flow’. Bruisend Balegem 2022 will be officially opened around 10.30 am by mayor Johan Van Durme and the bruisers. In between you can enjoy the street band ‘Joeng en Aat’ and you can also visit the unique expo ‘The 60s in Balegem versus today’. And undoubtedly, the chanting of the Boalegem song will bring a lot of atmosphere to the garden of Residence De Krekelberg. The reception is offered by the Van Damme distillery and the Hof van Oranje. A recipe for success with an authentic atmosphere. KVLV Balegem provides the charming service. We are happy to give you the lyrics of the new hymn.
In Boalegem you can choose which statio you take
A Boalegem could choose, one from the bottle or from the cask
Choose skill in Boalegem, it can be a drop
We are proud to be from Boalegem.
We are from Boalegem, Boalegem, bustling Boalegem
We are from Boalegem, Boalegem, get to know a lot of people
We are from Boalegem, Boalegem, village of our hearts
Boalegem, Boalegem, we are a breed apart.
In Boalegem you can choose which meulen you visit
In Boalegem you can choose, on your own boat, not a cake
In Boalegem, choose skill, goade noar de Sint – Martinuskerk
In Boalegem we go to work by train
Somewhere in the Vlonders is the leanest village in the country
You will find many stones, prepared from a lot of sand
De Meulebeke is streumt there, keep calm
A bit further, the gin distillery.
The song was composed by Jürgen Roman, band leader of the Zottegemse Platte Choco’s. A great sing-along. The song will resound on the ‘Balegemse voornoene’.
Play the song. The Bruisers want to stimulate community life in Balegem, put the village in the picture as a walking and cycling paradise full of nice places. (mvdv, photos ddl).