Press And Media

We are honoured that Senator Patrick Burns was named Alberta’s Greatest Citizen in 2008. The following are links to news articles and media about Senator Burns and the Fund.


United Way Goes All In For Youth. Avenue Magazine, October 31,2013
Meet the Funders Series: Burns Memorial Fund
. Propellus, August 7, 2013
Learners to get a leg-up with Bow Valley College dual-credits. Bow Valley College, May 6, 2013


Sen. Pat still connecting. Metro News, June 17, 2012
Tessa Steadman shares her experiences. ShawTV, April 12, 2012


United Way of Calgary & Area: Profiled Programs. November, 2011
Highbanks Society: Burns Memorial Fund Granted. July 25, 2011


PFC Great Grant Stories – Support Academic Achievement: A Partnership Success Story
Alberta Champions’ contest winners:

  • A student won second place for an essay on Senator Burns.
  • The “Class Prize” went to an original song about Senator Burns.


Pioneer’s generosity endures even today. Calgary Herald, May 22, 2009
Hall of fame lassos inductees. Calgary Herald, May 2, 2009
Trio added to Calgary Business Hall of Fame. Calgary Herald, May 1, 2009
Surviving, even thriving, during real hardship. Calgary Herald, February 15, 2009


Best of Alberta. Our Greatest Citizen Announced. Calgary Herald, October 17, 2008
Patrick Burns: A man of his word. Calgary Herald, 2008


Milestones (Senator Burns’ Obituary). Time Magazine, March 8, 1937