The Blaq Sheep Blog

Soccer Movement Camp in Vancouver

We are proud to sponsor Soccer Movement, which is running a training camp from July 21 – 25 at Montgomery Park. Coaches and training staff from A.C. Milan in Italy are coming in to help train young soccer players in Vancouver and give them an unparalleled experience. You can check out what they are doing at their website:

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Ever wonder why we are facing food shortages?

Here is why.

Please be mind full of what you want and what you really need.
Feed your tummy not your eyes!

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Coffee is good for you and your Liver….

The Coffee Association of Canada posted this on March 28th, 2014.

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The #WhatMakesMidtown Contest is on!

The #WhatMakesMidtown contest is now running from June 2 to June 30! There will be one winner each drawn randomly from Facebook and Twitter and those lucky people will receive a $75 Blaq Sheep gift card from both our Dunbar and 4th Ave locations! That’s $150 for each winner so jump on this.

Here’s how to enter:

On Twitter:
Follow @LivingMidtown and make any tweet about why you love Mount Pleasant and what Living Midtown is all about. Make sure to include the tag @LivingMidtown and the hashtag #WhatMakesMidtown in your post. Feel free to include photos or video in your post.

On Facebook:
Like LivingMidtown and make any post on their wall about why love Mount Pleasant and what Living Midtown is all about. Make sure you tag your post with the #WhatMakesMidtown hashtag. Go ahead and include photos or videos in your post.

Business accounts aren’t included so make sure to use your personal account when posting, and good luck! And of course be sure to check out Living Midtown on the web to see what everyone is talking about!

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What Makes Midtown?

Everyone should check out Midtown, an upcoming development in Mount Pleasant by PortLiving.  We are sponsoring their #WhatMakesMidtown competition.  Hit up their Facebook and Twitter profiles and post what reminds you of Mount Pleasant, the future home of Midtown, and make sure to tag it #WhatMakesMidtown.  Blaq Sheep will be donating gift cards for both of our locations as prizes for the competition.  It looks like an amazing place to live so also stop by their showroom at 589 East Broadway

On the web: Living Midtown

On Facebook: Living Midtown

On Twitter: Living Midtown

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Coffee and Horses

We’re sponsoring the Southlands Riding Club’s Spring Dressage Show this Weekend, May 9 – 11.  Drop on down for some amazing equestrian displays and great coffee!

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The Fair

Blaq Sheep warms up the St. George’s Fair

We were out with the neighbourhood for the annual St. George’s Fair on May 3.  Each year we provide coffee to caffeinate the line up and get people excited about the Fair.  See you there next year!

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Drink Coffee and you won’t have to squint to read the newspaper

A new study shows that coffee may combat deteriorating eyesight and may even help prevent blindness:

“Published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study describes how coffee contains a chemical compound called chlorogenic acid (CLA makes up 7%-9% of the average beverage, compared to 1% caffeine). CLA, in turn, is an antioxidant that has shown it can prevent retinal degeneration in mice.”

Read all about it here

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Don’t be a Baahahahadddd Sheep

Be a good Sheep and bring your Momma for brunch.

It’s MOTHER”S Day!

May 11th. Yes it’s next Sunday.


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11 Health Benefits of Coffee

Feeling Stressed? Apparently just the smell of coffee can help relieve it.

Researchers at the Seoul National University examined the brains of rats who were stressed with sleep deprivation and discovered that those who were exposed to coffee aromas experienced changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Note, this aroma study doesn’t relate to stress by itself, only to the stress felt as a result of sleep deprivation. Now, we’re not entirely sure if this means you should keep a bag of roasted coffee beans on your nightstand every night, but feel free to try!

Read up on the 11 health benefits of Coffee here.

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