Heavenly Father today we pray for Hon. Lana Popham Saanich south and we give thanks for her years of serving this constituency. Father the burden she has for agriculture and food will be a blessing as parts of BC recover from fire and floods. May you continue to bless Lana as she travels around the province. Bless her family in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Lana Popham was first elected MLA for Saanich South in 2009, and re-elected in 2013, 2017 and 2020. She is the Minister of Agriculture. Lana was raised on Quadra Island in a do-it-yourself community, where growing food, raising animals and harvesting from the sea was a way of life. Her interest in urban planning led her to UBC where she graduated with a degree in geography. In 1996, Lana made her home in Saanich South. She co-founded and operated Barking Dog Vineyard, the first certified organic vineyard on Vancouver Island. She was also president of the Vancouver Island Grape Growers Association, chair of the Certification Committee for the Islands Organic Producers Association, and a member of the Investment Agriculture Board.