In an effort to engage residents and promote community happenings, the City of Kitchener wanted to overhaul a dated and drab Special Events website they had been maintaining.

  • Take advantage of modern design styles and interactives to engage users
  • Showcase the vibrancy of the Kitchener events scene
  • Promote the City's available rental venues


Sandbox Software worked alongside the City’s designers to build the new website. Built in the OASIS Content Management System, the new special events site engages the audience, drawing them in to learn more about individual events and activities happening across the city. The new website calendar features integration with other City of Kitchener events calendars, making the go-to website for what’s happening in the City.


In addition to effectively promoting events, the new also makes it easy for event coordinators to learn more about rental venues in the city and how to plan their events. Online forms for vendor registration have helped to streamline event coordination, and have reduced manual processes for the City of Kitchener Events staff.

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Kitchener Events uses the OASIS Events Calendar module. This feature comes with an array of out-of-the-box functionality such as event registration.

> OASIS Content Management System

The new website includes the OASIS advanced search, which leverages Lucene. This software allows for a robust search of the entire website. Custom categories were applied by Sandbox so users may filter their search results.

> Website Design & Development

Sandbox was able to customize existing OASIS modules to include additional functionality and integrate with the City's event program directory.

> Software Development