Lord, today we thank you for another day where we can come to lifting up our leaders in prayer. Today, we thank you for Hon. Lana Popham. Thank you for her service and her care for people and land you have given us to steward. We ask that you would guide her in all the decisions and discussions that she has. May she use her influence to bless and take care of more people. We also ask that you would protect and strengthen her family today. We pray 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.