Exhibit 16.1
Certified Public Accountant
2851 South Parker Road, Suite 720
Aurora, Colorado  80014
Telephone (303)306-1967
Fax (303)306-1944

August 11, 2011

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington, D.C.  20549

Re: Arete Industries, Inc.

On August 9, 2011 my appointment as auditor for Arete Industries, Inc. ceased. I have read Arete Industries, Inc.’s statements included under Item 4.01 of its Form 8-K dated August 9, 2011 and agree with such statements, insofar as they apply to me.

Very truly yours,

/s/ Ronald R. Chadwick, P.C.
Ronald R. Chadwick, P.C.
Certified Public Accountant