Precious Jesus, thank you for Hon. Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South. Thank you for her passion and willingness to make a difference. Thank you for the years of work she has put into keeping our province safe. I pray you will give Lana the direction she needs. Help her to hear the hearts of the people and may she be surrounded by those who will come along side of her to make a difference. Keep her in health and strength and I pray she will find times of personal refreshing away from the cares of her job so that she will remain strong. Thank you, Father, that we can come to you. 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.