The 3rd Annual Butchy’s Dice Run
All proceeds go to support Hospice Niagara. Donations are welcome.
Ride through Niagara Ontario
Raised in the first 2 years!
All Proceeds go to Hospice Niagara
Hospice Niagara is a regional leader in hospice palliative care, with a focus on improving the quality of life of people living with a terminal illness, their families and caregivers. They help people and families live well from diagnosis, through to end-of-life care and then bereavement.
This Ride was created in 2018 in memory of Butchy (Alan) Reece by a group of friends coming together to raise funds for Hospice Niagara. It has grown into an event, with many enhancements to the attendees experience, not to be missed on this year’s calendar!
Hospice Niagara focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, death, dying, grief and loss. We believe that no one should make this journey alone. Through a variety of programs and services, Hospice Niagara is able to provide compassionate comfort and support to families throughout the care continuum.
2019 Welland Tribune
Biker dice run in Welland raises funds for Hospice Niagara
Heading out in groups of 50 at a time, bikers from across Niagara rumbled out of Golden Brothers in Welland Sunday morning to raise funds for Hospice Niagara.
“It’s Butchy’s second annual dice run. We’re expecting at least 200 motorcycles and probably 300 people when you count passengers,” said Garth Paley, one of the organizers.
He said the ride is held in memory of Allan (Butch) Reece, who spent his last days at Hospice Niagara.
The organization focuses on improving the quality of life for people living with life-limiting illnesses, dying, death, loss and grief.
It offers its programs and services at no cost to clients and operates the Stabler Centre in St. Catharines, which provides quality palliative care in a homelike setting. The 10-bedroom residence is for people in the last weeks of their lives who are unable to remain in their homes.
Last year’s ride raised more than $7,300. Paley expected this year’s to raise more than $10,000 people.
Leaving from Golden Brothers, on Southworth Street, the riders headed down back roads west to Binbrook, south to Dunnville along the Grand River, east to Port Colborne and north back to Welland.
Paley said participants would be stopping in each city for 30 minutes, where they would be rolling the dice for a prize.
“It’s about 45 minutes between stops,” he said, adding the ride was about 160 kilometres.
While each group had a lead motorcycle, there was also a trailing biker watching for anyone who may have broken down.
“We’re just a group of guys doing this, we’re not affiliated with anyone or any groups,” said Paley.
He said the ride will be held every year on the first Sunday after Labour Day.