Triathlon Canada provides excellence in leadership, structure and education for the growth and development of the sport. They are dedicated to the principles of enabling every Canadian to participate in Duathlon and Triathlon throughout their lifetime - for fun, fitness and/or achievement.
Triathlon Canada approached OneStreet Digital to build and develop a simple events submission application for their website. As a non-profit they were looking for an affordable and straightforward solution for managing events and event submissions on their existing website. While they had all the tools in place to create their own calendar, they did have a legacy web platform that was difficult to manage and expensive to extend. This made adding onto it prohibitive and very expensive.
After a little investigation of their back-end, OneStreet Digital suggested a small stand-alone event calendar application that would seamlessly integrate with their existing website. This solution gave Triathlon Canada the ability to manage their own events themselves without the help of any 3rd party. They could create accounts for their various partner associations to submit content. This tool also had an approval process built into the application so the internal staff could manage and ensure that all parties were adhering to their best practices.
The event calendar used a very simple workflow to approve and display all the events that they ran all over Canada.
This made it easy for the internal staff to manage all the events for all users to filter through the calendar by events, type, region and eligibility. Triathlon Canada was able to create and manage events in a cost-effective manner by lowering their 3rd party costs and labour costs. The calendar is an integral part of their communication strategies and having such an effective tool meant that more people would be made aware of their events and thus, increase attendance.