AOL Canada Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer Appointed President and CEO Of MedStrong International

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(Stock Ticker Symbol MDSI/MDSIW) Former AOL Exec Positioned To Lead MedStrong's Social Networking Venture

As interactive services and technologies continue to mature and evolve, they become more and more ingrained into the fabric of our every day lives

MedStrong International Corporation (stock ticker symbols MDSI/MDSIW) announced today that Stephen J. Bartkiw has been appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Internet company, effective immediately. Bartkiw brings over 20 years experience in technology, Internet and interactive services to MedStrong as the founder and former CEO of AOL Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of America Online.

Positioning Bartkiw at the company's helm falls on the heels of MedStrong's recent announcement of plans to adopt a Web 2.0 business platform and launch a social networking site.

"Having Stephen Bartkiw onboard as President and CEO perfectly aligns with the company's new direction," said Gary Schultheis, the company's former President who concurrently becomes the new chairman of MedStrong International. "[Stephen's] reputation and depth of industry expertise is an invaluable resource for MedStrong."

Bartkiw's depth of experience includes positions at two of the largest media and communications companies in Canada before joining AOL in 1995 to launch a uniquely Canadian online service as founder of AOL Canada, where he also served as CEO until 2001. He has continued his involvement in the rapidly changing industry as a director of both public and private technology companies.

"As interactive services and technologies continue to mature and evolve, they become more and more ingrained into the fabric of our every day lives," said Bartkiw from MedStrong headquarters in Delray Beach, Florida. "With the company's new focus, we intend to build communities of interest by leveraging member generated content as the catalyst for communication with like-minded individuals."

About MedStrong International Corporation

MedStrong International Corporation is a publicly traded development stage company in the state of Delaware and operates under the stock ticker symbols MDSI / MDSIW. MedStrong is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, recently named a 2006 Top Ten Digital City by the Center for Digital Government, which recognizes the most technology-advanced cities in America.

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