Weyt-kp means “Hello!”

The Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre gratefully acknowledges that we are on traditional and unceded lands of the Secwépemc First Nation. Since time immemorial, the Secwepemc people have practiced virtues of harmony and generosity.

Secwépemc’ulucw – the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc First Nation. The Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre is located on the unceded traditional lands of the Secwépemc Nation (pronounced suh-Wep-muhc). Before contact with Europeans, the Secwépemc peoples were gathered in more than 30 self-governing bands. Today, there are 17 bands remaining. The Secwépemc people sought to live in harmony with the world.

Our wellbeing is nourished by the land and environment that surrounds us. We acknowledge that the land we share, learn and live on is the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc people. At the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre, we pay tribute to those whose hands have cared for these lands for centuries, exhibiting values of generosity and harmony, values we strive to live into today.

The reconciliation journey takes many forms at the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre – between Indigenous people and settlers, between humans and nature and between humans who allow ourselves to be unduly divided.