Tḱemlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) has for some time envisioned owning a grocery store that would offer better access to groceries for members. The development of a Grocery Store on-reserve is a goal of the Comprehensive Community Plan and direction received by membership.
TteS has for many years grown its participation in the regional economy. Developing the commercial portion of the Chief Louis Centre is a natural extension of that participation. The grocery store will be an integral piece for all future developments.
TteS is not different from other First Nations who are driven to explore sustainable opportunities for employment creation, facilitating food security, and maximizing the positive effects of local development.
Meet the Team
The project is being coordinated through TteS Business and Economic Development.
VisionQuest Advisors Inc. has been contracted to manage the project from planning, to construction, through to launch.
Highway #5 and East Shuswap Road
TteS Owned and Operated
Independent Grocery - Major Supplier Relationship
Products & Services
Full grocery selection
Superior fresh departments
In-house butcher, bakery and deli
Meals ready to eat and loyalty programs
Online ordering and deliveries
Exceptional customer service
Sweláps, meaning big horn sheep, roam the Tḱemlúpsu’l’ucw and is represented in our store logo by a sheep’s horn nestled within Mount Paul and Mount Peter, and the North and South Thompson Rivers. Sweláps Market’s look and feel reflects a commitment to freshness, culture, and quality.
This project will bring food closer to home, create employment, and further strengthen our economy. It will be a source of pride as leadership is fully implementing a community driven opportunity. The grocery store will benefit, not only our membership, but all our friends who reside on the TteS as well as those who will travel here to support our Band owned grocery store.
Kukpí7 Rosanne Casimir