Bonaventure Enterprises Inc.
TSX VENTURE : BVT
PINK SHEETS : BVTEF

August 10, 2005 09:31 ET

Bonaventure Enterprises Inc.: Drilling Underway at New Pass Project

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - Bonaventure Enterprises Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BVT)(PINK SHEETS:BVTEF) has begun Phase 1 drilling program of the New Pass Project located in Central Nevada, approximately 27 miles (43 km) west of Austin. Based upon the exploration plan, Bonaventure plans to drill up to 9000 feet to expand the resource that had been indicated in historic drilling. This resource was completed prior to implementation of National Instrument 43-101. These historic resource figures have not been redefined to conform to CIM approved standards, as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property is optioned from White Knight Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WKR) with BVT able to earn up to a 60 percent interest in the property.

The Phase 1 program will include drilling angle RC and core holes in the vicinity of a gold resource announced by a previous operator, Westmont Gold Inc. Previous drilling showed thick intercepts with high grade gold ranging up to 0.5 oz/ton. Bonaventure considers the New Pass Property to be a strong system based upon grade and strike length of the mineralization.

The initial drilling program will occur over a known gold resource occurring in a jasperoid (see image on left) that outcrops at the surface and dips below cover at about 45 degrees to the west. The higher-grade portion of the jasperoid is approximately 3,000 feet (900 m) and averages 100 feet in width. The angle hole program will also test volcanic rocks above the resource that were not assayed previously and explore possible high grade feeder faults below the deposit. The program is expected to last until the end of the year.

Qualified Person

These results have been prepared under the guidance of geologist Richard Kern, Vice-President Exploration of BVT, who is designated as the Qualified Person with the ability and authority to verify the authenticity and validity of this data.

About Bonaventure Enterprises Inc.

Bonaventure Enterprises Inc. is a Canadian based resource and exploration company traded publicly under the symbol BVT on the TSX-VE Exchange and BVTEF on the OTC Bulletin Board. The Company holds 100% of the mining properties including Goldfield, Cottonwood, Jet and Northern Lights. The Company also has an option agreement with White Knight Resources (TSX VENTURE:WKR) to acquire up to 60% interest in the New Pass (Eureka, NV) and Squaw Creek (North end of the Carlin Trend) Properties. The Company's mission is the discovery and development of economic, multi-million ounce gold deposits through the exploration of high quality projects, located primarily in Nevada. Bonaventure Enterprises Inc. is an exploration company with a substantial portfolio of exploration projects prospective for gold and silver.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Basil Pantages, President


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  • Bonaventure Enterprises Inc.
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    www.bonaventure.us