Announcing: International Women's Day Fundraiser & Art ShoW


Join us at the restaurant for an all-day fundraiser and art show in honour of International women's day.

WHEN: MARCH 8th, 2018, ALL DAY / NIGHT (9:00am until midnight)

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. We value the unique contributions of women, and we stand for the amplification of these important voices in our society.

IWD is about honouring the work that has been done to better the situations of women, while also pushing for more progress. Much of the focus on IWD is centred on fighting for political rights, establishing gender parity, and empowering women, which are all things we stand for, but we also wanted to celebrate the quieter moments, too. The above image was created by Stephanie Gwynne, and sets the tone for our event. We love that this image depicts two women existing within a moment of female friendship or partnership. Whether discussing issues or simply connecting, these are the moments of safe space where so many women find peace, community, and the strength to keep working for change. These moments are radical acts in their own right.

Framed Prints (5x7) of Steph’s image will be for sale for $25 starting on March 8th. All proceeds will be donated to the fundraiser.


Bandidas will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of food and drinks on March 8th to a variety of local organizations which serve women. Based on a community vote, we will donate proportionately to the following organizations: WAVAW, Safe Teen, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, Sheway, Equal Voice, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Egale Canada.

Businesses interested in donating with us should contact


On March 8th, we’ll also launch an art show that deals with feminist themes. The show will run until April 21st, and a variety of artists will participate (including Shoko Sonoda, Lenslie Vargas, and Laurence Patenaude). Proceeds from art sales will go to the artists themselves. We believe in the value of a thriving arts community, and want to provide space for artists to earn money from their work. Artists may choose to donate a portion of their sales alongside our fundraiser, but it is entirely up to them.

To get in touch for ideas, sponsorship or anything else, please contact Dana at

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****We're aware the term "women" can feel exclusive to many people who may not identify as female, but who are also affected by the IWD movement. We want to support all humans, and have selected a few appropriate organizations in order to reflect this. Non-binary and binary trans folks: we hope you feel safe here, and we welcome you into this dialogue.


Their donations mean we can send more money to each organization.