Corinne Palmer (new art at Bandidas)

Familiar blue city skylines decorate the walls of Bandidas this month (and one roaming Sasquatch). The paintings of Vancouverite Corinne Palmer are uniquely charming, and are brightening up the walls of our restaurant.
Corinne’s work will be up for the next month, so be sure to check it out next time you’re around!

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Brett Swanson (new art at Bandidas)

The breathtaking photographs of visual effects artist & photographer Brett Swanson are decorating the walls of Bandidas. The prints are an arrangement of scenery in British Columbia; some far away and some close up, but all vivid, colourful and thought provoking.
The prints will be here for a month, and are all available for sale through Brett.

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Bandidas Taqueria
Price Increase & Some exciting New Menu Items

As of June 26th some of our prices will be going up. Please know that we do not raise our prices without serious consideration -- affordability is a core value of our business. We know that access to affordable and healthy food increases individual and community well-being. When people can afford to feed themselves well, they have more capacity to invest in their own lives as well as more capacity to contribute to the city and community in a positive way

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$4337 Raised on Earth Day 2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to support our third annual fundraiser in celebration of Earth Day! On April 28th we donated 100% of our profits (+ additional donations from customers and our awesome event partners) to RAVEN Trust, an organization that raises legal defense funds for indigenous groups working for environmental change.

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Earth Day 2019 Student Art Show

Kids have a certain bluntness we adults tend to shy away from when is comes to talking about such uncomfortable things as our environment and what future awaits us. Each year, this show is incredibly impactful and this year is no different. These kids are growing up in an era of significant environmental awareness, and they expressed their thoughts pointedly in this collection.

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$3947 Raised on International Women's Day

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*.

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Announcing: 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Fundraiser & Art Show

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.

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Shane Kalyn (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.

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"Rorschach Fruit" Tee in support of DEWC

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.

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Bandidas Taqueria
$6703 raised on National Indigenous Peoples Day

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.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 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 codyplecoy@gmail.com about prices.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Fundraiser & Art Show

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.

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