Press Release

Waiting for the School Bus: the Fun is Back

Erik Sieb is a young construction contractor who got tired of arguing each morning with his son Kristopher about dressing warmly enough to go to school: "Did you put your hat on? What about your boots? If you catch the flu, you're gonna miss school again...". That's when Erik realized what all those rickety plywood booths found along country roads were used for. They're not meant to sell lemonade; they're shelters where kids can wait for the school bus when the weather gets nasty. Erik decided to push this idea a bit further with his new invention: the Bus Buddy.

The Bus Buddy is a roadside shelter made of sturdy polyethylene over a metal frame. This seasonal easy-to-assemble shelter ensures that school bus travelers wait for their school bus in safety and comfort while remaining highly visible to passing motorists. The shelter protects up to 4 kids year-round from rain, snow and wind. A larger 12-person Maxi Bus shelter is also available. Whether spiked into the ground or held down by water bags, it can withstand winds up to 70 mph.

The Bus Buddy is easily recognizable with its typical school bus yellow and black colors. Motorists will be extra careful when they see the bright colors in the distance. Parents will always know where their children are before the bus picks them up. Bus drivers won't need to worry anymore about children not by the roadside who've gone back home because of bad weather.

Large windows on all 4 sides offer maximum visibility. To prevent accidental or mischievous lock-up, the rigid self-closing door has no locking device. All materials are fire-retardant and free of toxic fumes. Backed by a major Canadian manufacturer of seasonal car shelters, Bus Buddy offers industry-proven safety and reliability features along with a full 1-year guarantee.

But the Bus Buddy would not be complete without Buddy, a friendly yellow polar bear who plays host in an activity/coloring book containing easy assembly instructions the whole family can follow. Kids will have fun and be proud of their new shelter and for that matter, be much less likely to miss their bus in the morning...

One thing is certain; since waiting for the bus in bad weather is no longer a concern, Erik and his son Kristopher get along just fine now in the morning.


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