Christina Lake Insider Wins BC Economic Development Innovation Award


Christina Lake Insider Wins BC Economic Development Innovation Award

RICHMOND, B.C., March 5, 2019 ¬- The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) and FortisBC announced that Christina Gateway Community Development Association is winner of the 2019 BC Economic Development Marketing Innovation Award for Christina Lake Insider. The mobile app, based on the 468 Insider platform from 468 Communications, was launched in 2018 to reward visitors and residents for exploring and shopping within the popular destination in eastern British Columbia.

Now in its 30th year, the awards are presented to organizations working on community-based economic development projects in B.C. and recognize individuals and groups that produce outstanding work in economic development that has helped to make a difference in supporting and expanding local economies.

“I am extremely pleased that year over year we receive strong entries that are put forward by communities and economic development professionals showcasing the creativity and smart strategies that encourage economic growth in their region,” said Dale Wheeldon, president and CEO at BCEDA. “The 468 Insider platform is a powerful tool for engaging residents and visitors within a community in a way that drives people into local businesses.”

The awards are presented and sponsored by FortisBC.


About FortisBC
FortisBC Energy Inc. is a regulated utility focused on providing safe and reliable energy, including natural gas, propane and thermal energy solutions. FortisBC Energy Inc. employs more than 1,800 British Columbians and serves approximately 1,008,400 customers in 135 B.C. communities. FortisBC Energy Inc. owns and operates approximately 49,000 kilometres of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines. FortisBC Energy Inc. is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit

The BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) is the leading professional association of economic development practitioners in the Province of BC. BCEDA currently has over 450 members from communities throughout the province. BCEDA provides services that help member communities grow and expand new and existing businesses, attract new business investments, and work towards strategic infrastructure investment, land use planning, and community enhancement.

About 468 Communications
468 Communications helps organizations be more present with their communities through creative storytelling and practical use of technology. Sandcastle Web Design & Development is the technology partner working with 468 Communications to bring the 468 Insider apps to life. For more information on 468 Insider, visit