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Hon. Lana Popham, Saanich South

Today, we lift Honourable Lana Popham up to You. Jesus, we thank You for her commitment to improving the quality of life in Saanich. We pray that she finds creative and inspiring ways to showcase Your beauty, the natural splendour of BC, and the unique identities of all its residents. 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 Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. 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.