Sonepar would like to take this opportunity to recognize and acknowledge that the land upon which we are gathering today has been inhabited and stewarded by the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen Nations, since time immemorial. By acknowledging these Indigenous Nations, we also acknowledge the stories that these lands carry about their struggles for survival and identity, recognizing colonial histories and the harms perpetuated against Indigenous communities over the last two centuries. We invite you to reflect with us upon the importance of reconciliation and collaboration with the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities now living in Surrey.
An image of an orca fills the sky that overlooks the Surrey skyline against a backdrop of green mountains in this illustration. At the bottom of the piece, the ocean is filled with the spirits of salmon.