The University of Calgary’s fourth annual Rich Man Poor Man dinner is taking place on October 13, and this year’s event promises to be better than ever.
The event, created to promote awareness about global health issues and to support global health initiatives, chiefly involves a dinner, silent auction, and special presentations by keynote speakers. The dinner itself is designed around a unique concept intended to mirror global poverty. At each table of eight, one person is randomly selected to receive a ‘rich man’s dinner’ consisting of generous portions of meat and other sides, and the remaining seven people receive a ‘poor man’s meal’ consisting of modest vegetarian options. Sloan says it’s important to note that despite this concept, there will be enough food for everyone.