Community. Love. Hope. Gutsy Walk 2023 is now open for registration!

Every year, Canadians impacted by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) walk on the first Sunday of June to show their support for others like them.

Every year, Gutsy Walk brings hope to end the pain of living with these diseases through new treatments and eventually the cures.

Every year, the goal remains the same: together as one we walk to stop Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Sunday, June 4, 2023—we look forward to seeing you at Gutsy Walk!

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National Honorary Co-Chairs


Brimming with positivity and passion, Claire is committed to making a difference for others after experiencing firsthand the pain that comes with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Once diagnosed with IBD undetermined in January 2020, Claire quickly got connected to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada by participating in her first Gutsy Walk. Now in her third year of taking part, she is excited to use her positivity to raise awareness of the impact that Gutsy Walk can make for all those living with Crohn’s or colitis.


With hope and humour, Mya is dedicated to living her life with Crohn’s disease as well as possible, with dreams of one day becoming a doctor. After her diagnosis in 2017, just a few months after experiencing her first symptoms, Mya has experienced many trials and tribulations as she searches for a treatment that can bring her to remission. Despite being in an active flare-up, Mya takes time to participate in her passion, dance, while she serves as one of this year’s esteemed National Honorary Co-Chairs for Gutsy Walk!


In 2017, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which was both a relief and an obstacle. I was glad to finally know what was causing my symptoms but was afraid of what the future might hold. But what better way to navigate my journey towards a cure than by joining my local Gutsy Walk organizing committee? This allowed me to build a network of support and to connect with others affected by IBD in my community. I’m excited to walk alongside all of you to raise awareness and funds for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis at this year’s Gutsy Walk!


I participated in last year's Gutsy Walk spur of the moment. When my plans were canceled, I wondered what I could do. A beautiful day spent raising money for a cause that is important to me seemed like a plan. It gave me time to reflect on my journey with ulcerative colitis. For the 2023 Gutsy Walk, I look forward to having a team and being part of the great group here in Prince George.


My name is Gordon, and I have Crohn’s disease. In the summer of 2019, I spent a month in the hospital after visiting the ER multiple times with worsening symptoms. After seeing the same GI as my sister, I was put on medication. Now in 2022, I’ve had a second surgery and am living with an ostomy bag. Since my surgery, I feel like I’ve got my life back. I’ve learned that I can handle pain a lot better than I thought. I participate in the Gutsy Walk because it’s nice to know I’m not the only person who’s struggled with this.


I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in February 2013, and it came with a bang! It stayed that way for four years until I received my permanent ileostomy in April 2017. I was later diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in January 2018, so I have a lot of experience with IBD! After regaining my health, I decided I wanted to raise awareness about IBD, and the Gutsy Walk is one of the best ways to do that! This will be my fourth year participating, and I can’t wait!

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