December 1, 2005


For immediate release.



(Edmonton)  Austin Albert Mardon, PhD noted Antarctic explorer and native born Albertan will be presented to the Alberta Legislature by Hon. Clint Dunford, MLA at approximately 1:30PM today, December 1, 2005, in Edmonton from the Legislative Gallery.  In 1986 Dr Mardon took the Alberta and Canadian flag’s furthest south on an Antarctic expedition to the Antarctic Polar Plateau where he was a member of a team that found over 700 meteorites that included several meteorites that originated from the Moon.  He has suffered from schizophrenia for the last 13 years and in spite of this disability has been able to overcome this adversity and has made a substantial research and volunteer contribution to Alberta.  He was just awarded the Alberta Centennial Award on November 22, 2005 by the Lt Governor for his volunteer and scientific contributions to Alberta. The Hon. Clint Dunford is recognizing his contributions as an advocate for the 1% of Alberta’s population that has schizophrenia by presenting him to the house today.





Contact Information:


Hon. Clint Dunford, MLA (Attention: Shelby MacLeod) 780-427-3740


Dr Austin Mardon contact information on December 1, 2005

9:30AM to 11:00AM 780-407-7119

11:00-Noon In Transit

Noon to 1AM 780-427-3740 care of Shelby MacLeod

1PM-2:30PM In Legislature

2:30-3:30 PM In transit

3:30PM onwards available at 780-378-0063


Dr Mardon’s regular number is 780-378-0063