August 22, 2002______________________________________
EXPLORATION UPDATE ON OTISH MOUNTAIN PROPERTIES, QUEBEC
Bard Ventures Inc. ("Bard") is pleased to announce that the first phase of field operation on the Otish 3 and 6 properties in Quebec have been completed.
A number of till samples was completed on the Otish 3 property. This surface exploration which included geophysical surveys as well as geological prospecting will be processed and interpreted prior to the fall program.
A number of airborne geological targets were followed up on the Otish 6 property by till sampling as well as surface geophysical surveys.
The results of these programs will dictate the scope of the exploration on the property which is planned to commence in early fall. If warranted drilling will be done on these anomalies.
The Company remains funded and is actively seeking additional opportunities in the venture exploration market.
On behalf of:
Bard Ventures Ltd.