Opawica Explorations Inc.
TSX VENTURE : OPW

Opawica Explorations Inc.

April 26, 2011 16:40 ET

Opawica Explorations Inc.: News Release

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2011) - Opawica Explorations Inc. ("Opawica" / the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:OPW) announces the following drill hole results from its 100% owned Atikwa Lake gold-copper project located in the Rainy River region of north-western Ontario.

MAYBRUN MAIN ZONE, ATIKWA LAKE, ONTARIO

Assay Results Received For Opawica 2010 Drilling — Atikwa Lake Property

Hole No.SectionZoneFrom (m)To (m)Width (m)Au g/tCu %AuEQ g/t
AT-10-16884 NMaybrun Main1.536.034.50.600.8472.05
Including1.510.08.51.612.6376.13
Including5.07.02.02.536.81014.21
AT-10-23979 NMaybrun Main46.080.034.00.600.6801.77
Including62.070.08.01.911.4834.45
Including62.063.01.06.990.6828.16
And69.070.01.01.974.71010.05

The above drilling is the balance of the infill drilling on the open pit Maybrun Main Zone that was under-
taken in accordance with the recommended drill program from the Company's August 2010 preliminary scoping study.

FOOTWALL ZONE, ATIKWA LAKE, ONTARIO

Holes AT-10-01 and 24 (see January 5, 2011 press release) have intersected gold and copper mineralization of up to 183m wide in a Footwall Zone that underlies the Main Maybrun open pit zone. These two holes have cut the Footwall Zone approximately 150m down dip and on strike. One of these holes, Hole AT-10-01, has been re-stated from further assaying as follows:

Hole No.SectionZoneFrom (m)To (m)Width (m)Au g/tCu %AuEQ g/t
AT-10-01844 NMaybrun MainPrevious74.8125.050.20.300.3000.81
Including77.092.015.00.640.4211.36
Including77.078.01.03.070.3083.60
And84.092.08.00.780.6441.88
Maybrun FWnew and previous158.0341.0183.00.350.0720.47
incl. prev.158.0172.014.00.070.0570.17
and prev.185.6214.629.00.200.1570.47
Including207.0214.67.60.410.2510.84
also prev.235.0271.036.00.740.1130.93
Including256.0271.015.01.410.1651.69
Including256.0260.04.02.600.2363.00
Including256.0258.02.03.790.0963.95
And268.0271.03.03.040.2463.46
New276.0288.012.01.240.0451.32
Including284.0286.02.05.090.0035.10
Including285.0286.01.08.160.0048.17
New325.0326.01.00.420.2140.79
also prev.339.0341.02.05.210.1625.49
Including339.0340.01.08.940.2129.30

This Footwall mineralization is found in the local country rock (Andesites) and to date no structural or other control or source for this mineralization has been observed in drill core. This Footwall mineralization, and resources within the Maybrun Main open pit zones, may be distal to the main mineralizing event in this area. In an effort to determine if there is a structural or other source to this mineralization situated nearby, the Company will conduct down hole geophysics in the above hole and in several other drill holes.

An initial and up to 1000m hole is now planned for the Footwall Zone to test the geology, mineralization and plunge of this zone to depth as well as to establish a deeper platform to conduct additional geophysics. This deep hole is scheduled to commence in of May 2011. Further drilling of the Footwall Zone, on strike or to depth, will be outlined following the interpretation of the data derived from all down hole geophysics.

OPAWICA EXPLORATIONS INC.

Opawica is a Canadian mineral exploration company that has been operating as such for over 30 years. The Company owns 100% of the Atikwa Lake project near Kenora, Ontario, and may acquire up to 100% of the Carscallen-Whitesides property in the West Timmins gold district, Ontario, (subject to closing conditions, see March 25, 2011 press release) and owns 100% of the Bro Property which is a precious and base metal prospect located in Yukon, Canada.

Opawica also owns 9,025,752 shares (27%) of Upper Canada Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:UCC). The principal asset of UCC is the Dingman gold-aggregate property, Ontario, consisting of an open pit Indicated resource of 11,600,000 tonnes at 0.97 g/t Au for 361,000 ozs Au.

QUALITY CONTROL - DISCLAIMERS

The AuEQ (Gold or Au Equivalent) outlined herein has been calculated using US$800 per oz for Au and $2.00 per lb for Cu. In addition, the above drill intercepts are approximate true widths. The stated AuEQ herein are head grades and metallurgical recoveries and net smelter returns are assumed to be 100%. Assaying for the above drill core was completed by AGAT Laboratories of Mississauga, Ontario.

Mr. Robert Laakso, P.Eng., is the Independent Qualified Person who has prepared or supervised the preparation of the information that forms the basis for the scientific and technical disclosure in this news release.

The forgoing information may contain forward-looking statements relating to the future performance of the Company. Forward looking statements, specifically those concerning future performance, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the appropriate regulatory authorities. We seek safe harbour.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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