3rd Annual Earth Day Fundraiser & Student Art Show
$3947 Raised on International Women's Day
To celebrate Earth Day, Bandidas is hosting a community fundraiser, student art show, and sidewalk festival, in support of RAVEN Trust’s Heiltsuk Campaign.
WHERE: BANDIDAS TAQUERIA, 2781 COMMERCIAL DRIVE
WHEN: SUNDAY, APRIL 28th 2019, ALL DAY / NIGHT (9:00AM UNTIL MIDNIGHT)
Women's Day Art Show 2.0
Thanks to everyone who came out to Bandidas on International Women’s Day--the lines were long and you were so very gracious! On March 8th, we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional customer donations and sponsorship from event partners) to various local and national organizations which serve women*.
Announcing: 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Fundraiser & Art Show
Inspired by International Women’s Day and launching the same day as our IWD Community Fundraiser, we present a female-led art show by 8 Vancouver artists. Come by the restaurant to see the show until April 21st.
Bandidas Turns 10!
Last year’s International Women’s Day saw our first fundraising event to mark this day. This year’s event will build on the model from last year, but will include even more female artistic voices!
As a thriving female-owned business, it’s important for us to participate in a meaningful way in the International Women’s Day effort.
Staff Art Show 2.0
When we started Bandidas, we had modest dreams and army of friends and family willing to help us make them happen.
Shane Kalyn (New art at Bandidas)
We are stoked to present this art show from our very own Bandidas family—some past and current staff artists. This show was posted as a part of our 10th anniversary celebration, and will hang until March 7th.
Rob Buten (New Art at Bandidas)
Foxes, bears, birds, mountains. Shane Kalyn first showed his work here at Bandidas back in 2015, and we’re so happy to have his wildlife photography back on our walls.
Since he was here last, Shane has teamed up with The Canid Project (thecanidproject.com), a small animal welfare non-profit and will be co-leading canid-based conservation photography workshops starting in the summer of 2019.
"Rorschach Fruit" Tee in support of DEWC
Rob Buten’s art is back on our walls, and we couldn’t be happier. We first learned of his work through his participation in our Fireweed Art Show for our inauguration day fundraiser in 2016. A bit more about the artist:
Hollis Nelson (New Art at Bandidas)
Another t-shirt just arrived at Bandidas, and some actual Bandidas food went into the making on this t-shirt. Designed by Steph Gwynne, this new print is called “Rorschach Fruit". Steph explains, “it’s a play on the Rorschach inkblot tests. I actually used the vegetables/fruits to make the print print, cutting them in half and pressing them into the ink.
Bandidas' Pride Tote Bags in support of Qmunity
Hollis has been a part of the Bandidas community for a very long time. She was a server/bartender here for almost 5 years, and we’ve collaborated on several artistic projects since. We could not be happier to have her unique canvasses and wearable art on our walls.
Boria Mandlis (New Art at Bandidas)
These totes are launching in time for the celebration of Vancouver's Pride weekend. They’re $20 (taxes included) and $5 from every tote sold will be donated to QMUNITY, BC’s queer, trans, and two-spirit resource centre.
$6703 raised on National Indigenous Peoples Day
We're happy to welcome the work of Boria Mandlis back to our walls. He first showed here as part of the Fireweed Art Show.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Art Show
We’ve wrapped up another successful fundraising day at Bandidas--our first fundraiser marking National Indigenous Peoples Day--and we’ll continue to raise funds for the next month. We believe that any valuable effort for environmental protection must include meaningful dialogue with and leadership from indigenous peoples.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Fundraiser & Art Show
The art show for this event features Cody Lecoy, a local artist of Okanagan and Esquimalt ancestry. His work can currently be found all across our north wall, and the pieces are priced individually. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org about prices.
Bandidas Against the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion
We've wanted to mark NIPD at Bandidas for many years, but have struggled with how best to execute an event. As white business owners, we’ve often felt unsure of how to be effective allies, and the desire to do things perfectly can often keep us from acting.
$6866 Raised on Earth Day 2018
We were devastated by the news of the $4.5 billion dollar federal buyout of the Kinder Morgan Transmountain pipeline this week, and we are committed to opposing the expansion of this project.
Earth Day 2018 Student Art Show
Earth Day (April 22nd) 2018 was our most successful fundraiser yet! Thanks to everyone who came to eat that day, and to the many of you who donated beyond your bill amount--we almost doubled what we raised last year!
Announcing: 2nd Annual Earth Day Fundraiser & Student Art Show
Alongside our Earth Day Fundraiser (April 22nd), we've hung over 200 pieces of student art work. When taking action on Earth Day, it's important to us to consider youth voices. It's the younger generation who we are responsible to, and it is they who will ultimately be handed the continued work of environmental conservation and restoration. We believe it's important to engage these youth voices, and are blown away by what the colourful and insightful collection these students have created.
$3,625 raised on International Women’s Day
On Earth Day, Bandidas Taqueria is hosting a student art show and community fundraiser in support of RAVEN Trust's Heiltsuk campaign.
Thanks to everyone who came out to eat at Bandidas and support the fundraising effort on International Women’s Day! On March 8th, we donated 100% of our profits to various local and national organizations which serve women (we use an inclusive definition of the term “women”). We asked our customers and community to vote for how they’d like to see the funds distributed.