Posted On: Apr 21, 2016

Amazon CloudWatch Events is now supported in AWS CloudFormation templates

Amazon CloudWatch Events allows you to create rules that define which AWS system events are routed to and processed by a target (e.g., an AWS Lambda function). Now, with AWS CloudFormation, you can provision Amazon CloudWatch Events rules consistently across your applications. 

You can get started by adding an Events resource type within the AWS CloudFormation Designer or by reading about events in the AWS CloudFormation documentation