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$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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$6866 Raised on Earth Day 2018

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!

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Earth Day 2018 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. 

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$3,625 raised on International Women’s Day

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.

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Announcing: International Women's Day Fundraiser & Art ShoW

As a thriving female-owned business, it’s important for us to participate in a meaningful way in the International Women’s Day effort. By empowering  women* we can begin to cultivate a culture of equality that benefits the whole community.

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Student Art Show for Earth Day

We’ve launched a student art show alongside our fundraiser for RAVEN Trust’s Pull Together campaign. The works comes from three East Van classrooms whom we connected with after our Fireweed fundraiser and art show on Inauguration Day. The classes visited Bandidas to study art and its role in democracy, and returned to the classrooms to create their own works of response to the election results.

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