Join us for Footprint Days!
Join us at 5:15pm each evening to put your name in the prize draw, walk starts at 5:30pm. Food and treats available after the walk.
Siblings welcome! Bring your strollers and wagons…
Prize Draws will be done for those who attend!
The Glenmore Footprint Days were introduced to our school in 2009 by Nicole Kleemaier-Raaijen. As a Dutch citizen, she did not re-invent this event, but simply shared part of her culture with us. In the Netherlands, this event happens on a yearly basis: almost all cities and schools are involved with the organization and for four days in a row you will see hundreds of children, adults and seniors taking over the streets. Most children will walk about 10 km each evening and the adults up to 25 km a day. Even more, there is one massive event that takes place in Nijmegen each summer where this year again 47,000 people will be walking 30, 40 or 50 km a day! Translated, it is called the Four Days Marches.
The Glenmore Footprint Days were not started as a means to fundraise for anything, but just to encourage the children of our school and their parents, siblings, grandparents and friends to walk and have fellowship. It is a great way to meet the members of our Glenmore Families and to get to know the children with whom our children are hanging out each day. During the first decade of this event, there have been many businesses in town who have supported this initiative, so that we were able to hand out a t-shirt to every participant. This year we are again looking forward to see a bunch of children and adults happily chatting and walking the streets of Glenmore on our daily trek of 5 km. We are proud that this year will be the 10th time that our school organizes this!