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Monday, October 18, 2010

Epilepsy Canada Names Gary Collins as New Board Member


TORONTO, ONT. -- October 15, 2010 -- Epilepsy Canada is pleased to name Gary Collins as the newest member of the Board of Directors. On October 12, 2010 the board unanimously voted Gary into the board as a voluntary position.

The expansion of Epilepsy Canada’s Board of Directors ensures the organization will continue to benefit from a diversity of experience and opinions. Gary adds a wealth of business experience and leadership that will be of great value to the organization.

Gary has over 20 years executive responsibility in both private and public companies and a cross-section of large, mid-size and start-up organizations. As General Manager of McAfee Canada, he grew national revenues to $60m over a period of 4 years by opening up new channels and enterprise accounts.

As Co-CEO of Pomegranate Media Inc, Gary built and sold a successful Marketing Services business. Gary was also Vice President and General Manager at Nexinnovations where he managed a $300m region.

He is currently a Managing Partner at 4Growth Inc., a management consulting firm that focuses on firms in the $1m-$20m range that need help overcoming obstacles preventing them from getting to the level of their business. 4Growth has a proven track record of opening new channels, finding and securing funding or capital, revamping sales teams, and many other business functions from strategy to operations.

Gary is also a Managing Partner of a franchise of an affiliated business, Murphy Business Network Ltd., a mergers and acquisitions firm. MBNL also focuses on firms with revenues of $1m-$20m range and was a natural extension of 4Growth Inc. with many overlaps in client relationships. This franchise has been in operation for one year and continues to grow with each passing day.

As one of the few non-technical board members, Gary’s addition to Epilepsy Canada’s Board of Directors will have a significant impact on the organization moving forward. Everyone at Epilepsy Canada is excited and eager to work with Gary on the board, spreading their message in new and creative ways.

About Epilepsy Canada

Epilepsy Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of epilepsy.

Epilepsy Canada is governed by a national board with national representation. Partner associations of Epilepsy Canada provide direct services to those with epilepsy and their families.

Founded in 1966, Epilepsy Canada depends entirely upon public and corporate support for the continuing development of its research and education programs.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Viking Gold Names Mark Edwards President and CEO

Toronto, Ontario, October 12, 2010 - Viking Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: VGC), hereafter "the Company", announces that Mr. Mark Edwards of 4Growth has been appointed as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Edwards fills the vacancy left by the resignation this past June of Dr. Robert Ginn.

At its recent annual general and special meeting, the shareholders elected David Brace, Mark Edwards, John Hansuld, Garfield Mitchell, John McCleery and Larry Smith as directors, and approved the continuation of the Company's 10% rolling stock option plan and the re-appointment of McGovern Hurley Cunningham LLP as the Company's auditors.

During the follow-up board meeting, the directors approved:

* The appointments of Mark Edwards as the Company's new President & CEO, George Supol as Chief Financial Officer, Jaime McVicar as Secretary and John Hansuld as Chairman;

* The granting of an aggregate of 1,200,000 stock options to the Company's directors, officers and service providers under the Company's Stock Option Plan exercisable at a price of $0.125 (25% over market) for a period of five years; and

* Proposed private placement of 3,000,000 units at a price of $0.08 per unit, with each unit being comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant; each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.15 per share for a period of 24 months following the closing of the offering; the net proceeds of the proposed private placement will be used for general working capital purposes.

For further information, please contact us at (416) 364-6244 ext. 227 or visit our website at: www.vikinggold.ca

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