Visit the expo

Visit the expo at City Hall during opening hours. Take a copy of the brochure with all the stories bundled together!

A hero? "It's a person who helps you," says one teenager. "Someone who is always there for you, no matter what you do yourself. He suddenly saw a cyclist crossing the street and he slammed on the brakes of his big semi-trailer truck with all his might. While desperately turning the wheel to avoid the tall trees along the road. The brakes screeched, the truck began to sway back and forth, it landed across the road.  On the other side, fortunately, the cars also stopped in time. He never forgot it, he told this story often. The girl had peed from fright, but was completely unharmed. My grandfather is a hero," says the grandson proudly.  

I believe that a hero, can be a man or woman or even a child. You don't always ask for it: to become a hero. It always takes courage to do the right thing. Sometimes against the grain. You don't have to have superpowers to be a hero, not a soccer player, and it sometimes happens unexpectedly....  

A hero or heroine is a person who, when faced with a difficult situation, shows courage for a greater cause, even if he or she is afraid or alone.   

Do you know a big hero or a little hero? Can you describe an anecdote that illustrates this perfectly? Something that happened at a certain time, in a certain place? A moment or words that touched you? 

14 people responded to our call and gave us their story.

Who are you and who is your hero? Share your story on the facebook page of auntie culture: with the hashtag: #thisbenikenditismijnheld.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to: Rien Van Meensel (Stories for Life), Moussa Doumbouya (Petit tonton), local government Langemark-Poelkapelle, Fotoclub So-ISO, Fedasil Poelkapelle, Woonzorgcentrum De Boomgaard and the province of West Flanders.