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Oliver pub launching local "Funniest Home Videos"

Local Funniest Home Videos

It’s time for Oliver residents to start scouring phones for their wackiest and silliest moments as a local brewery is launching Oliver’s Funniest Home Videos.

Oliver’s Firehall Brewery is looking to compile some of the community’s silliest moments for some much needed laughs this year.

“The idea came up like so many other survival innovations during this pandemic, during a brainstorming car ride with Marie-Eve, my wife and business partner,” said Sid Ruhland, Brew Chief at Firehall Brewery.

The brewery is looking for funny moments people have captured on their smartphones which an be uploaded through at www.firehallbrewery.com/ofv.

Staff will vet the videos for appropriateness, confirm that everyone in the footage has given consent to the footage being used, and then compile them into an episode.

“When COVID-19 restrictions lift so that we’re allowed to host events, we will screen the episode here at the Beer Shop & Social, probably every day for a week or so. There will be prizes, though it definitely is mostly about having a collective community laugh,” Ruhland said.

The brewery has been actively adapting events and community efforts to ever-changing public health restrictions with an upbeat attitude over the past year.

“What has kept us going through these hard times is the overwhelming support we’ve received from our community. We’ve tried many crazy ideas, some of which worked, some of which didn’t, but the positive feedback we’ve received in general has made us feel our efforts and stress haven’t been in vain, encouraging us to keep trying new crazy ideas,” Ruhland said. “And we’d be lying if we said that, despite the challenges and frustrations, we didn’t have a lot of fun along the way.”

While beer is Ruhland and his team’s passion, the brewery strives to be a hub for public social interaction, a tough goal to accomplish recently.

“With public social interaction currently prohibited by law, we’ve struggled with how to stay true to ourselves while also paying bills. With all public events banned, and virtual events being often cumbersome and unsatisfying, we believe that Oliver’s Funniest Home Videos can be a balanced blend of public and virtual interaction,” Ruhland said. “Without real social interaction, we’re all going to go crazy. Until we can be humans again, and after all we’ve been through as a society … we all need a good laugh.”

It’s time for Oliver residents to start scouring phones for their wackiest and silliest moments as a local brewery is launching Oliver’s Funniest Home Videos.

Oliver’s Firehall Brewery is looking to compile some of the community’s silliest moments for some much needed laughs this year.

“The idea came up like so many other survival innovations during this pandemic, during a brainstorming car ride with Marie-Eve, my wife and business partner,” said Sid Ruhland, Brew Chief at Firehall Brewery.

The brewery is looking for funny moments people have captured on their smartphones which an be uploaded through at www.firehallbrewery.com/ofv.

Staff will vet the videos for appropriateness, confirm that everyone in the footage has given consent to the footage being used, and then compile them into an episode.

“When COVID-19 restrictions lift so that we’re allowed to host events, we will screen the episode here at the Beer Shop & Social, probably every day for a week or so. There will be prizes, though it definitely is mostly about having a collective community laugh,” Ruhland said.

The brewery has been actively adapting events and community efforts to ever-changing public health restrictions with an upbeat attitude over the past year.

“What has kept us going through these hard times is the overwhelming support we’ve received from our community. We’ve tried many crazy ideas, some of which worked, some of which didn’t, but the positive feedback we’ve received in general has made us feel our efforts and stress haven’t been in vain, encouraging us to keep trying new crazy ideas,” Ruhland said. “And we’d be lying if we said that, despite the challenges and frustrations, we didn’t have a lot of fun along the way.”

While beer is Ruhland and his team’s passion, the brewery strives to be a hub for public social interaction, a tough goal to accomplish recently.

“With public social interaction currently prohibited by law, we’ve struggled with how to stay true to ourselves while also paying bills. With all public events banned, and virtual events being often cumbersome and unsatisfying, we believe that Oliver’s Funniest Home Videos can be a balanced blend of public and virtual interaction,” Ruhland said. “Without real social interaction, we’re all going to go crazy. Until we can be humans again, and after all we’ve been through as a society … we all need a good laugh.”



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