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Georges St-Pierre Talks Fighter Association

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It happened at #TGE2016. GSP talked about forming an organization that would benefit all fighters. Check the video below from our Facebook page. Check around the 2:50 second mark…

Georges St-Pierre live at #TGE2016

Posted by The Gentlemen’s Expo on Friday, November 11, 2016

 

 

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Top 10 Highlights From #TGE2016

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Where do we begin? Easy… by thanking you for coming. Without you (yes, I’m talking to you) there would be no show. Honestly, #TGE2016 is only as good as the audience who joins us, and you were perfect! Thank you.

Here’s a quick list of some of our fav moments:

10) Hypnotist Chris Jones convincing a lady that Drake was here.

9) Jason Grilli sharing how much he loves the city of Toronto.

8) Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour playing bubble hockey with Rick Mercer looking on.

7) Ian Thornley of Big Wreck on the slide guitar while telling stories with Jeff Woods.

6) Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmour sharing the story of Harold Ballard’s dog.

5) The UCC Chef Battle that saw Ted Reader get his hand raised in victory!

4) Jim Cuddy sharing stories about being on the road with The Tragically Hip

3) Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey inspiring an entire room and beyond.

2) GSP on the state of the UFC, and what the future of fighting holds.

1) The Gentlemen and Gentlewomen of Toronto showing all kinds of love to our food purveyors, vendors, special guests, Main Stage personalities, Culinary Stage experts, our staff, the security and more.

Special shout out to OG Series: Brisket, Beer and Bourbon After Party at The Carbon Bar on Thursday night. Surrounded by great BBQ and about 200 of our closest friends was def a highlight of the weekend.

Let’s do it again next year!

 

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#TGE2016 Saturday Schedule

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Show ScheduleMain Stagelocation
12:00PMDoors Open
3:00PMBEST BUY - TECH TALKMain Stage
3:30PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
3:30PMJAMIE JOHNSONOn The Line Culinary Experience
4:00PMBEER 101 with MICHELLE THAM
(Head of Education - Labatt)
Main Stage
4:30PMROB RAINFORD / Centennial CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
5:00PMIN CONVERSATION WITH
WENDEL CLARK AND DOUG GILMOUR
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5:45PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
6:00PMOPENLY Panel DISCUSSIONMain Stage
7:15PMCHRIS JONES HYPNOTISTMain Stage
7:30PMUCC Chef BattleOn The Line Culinary Experience
8:00PMGENTLEMEN OF MUSIC:
IN CONVERSATION WITH IAN THORNLEY
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9:00PMIN CONVERSATION WITH JASON GRILLI OF BLUE JAYSMain Stage
10:30Last Call
11:00pmDoors Close
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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays
  • WHEN: SATURDAY, NOV. 12th
    • 9:15pm –In Conversation with Jason Grilli of the Toronto Blue Jays 
    • 9:45pm – Meet & Greet with Jason Grilli in The Gentlemen’s Den

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

article_a0474241-fd8d-4920-8cf5-94fc57ac553aAbout Jason Grilli:

Jason Grilli is a pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays.  Prior to being signed by the Jays, Jason has also pitched for the Florida MarlinsChicago White SoxDetroit TigersColorado RockiesTexas RangersPittsburgh PiratesLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Atlanta Braves. In 1997, Jason was taken as the fourth overall selection of the MLB draft by the San Francisco Giants, and ranked as was one of the top starting pitcher prospects in all of Minor League Baseball.

Follow Jason on Twitter.

Read Jason’s incredible piece in The Players Tribune on Giving Thanks.

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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Georges St-Pierre

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Canadian MMA Icon Georges St-Pierre
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Georges St-Pierre
  • WHEN: FRIDAY, NOV. 11th
    • 9:30pm – In Conversation with Georges St-Pierre hosted by Showdown Joe Ferraro
    • 10:15pm – Meet & Greet with Georges St-Pierre

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Georges St-Pierre:

Georges “Rush” St-Pierre, also known as “GSP,” is a Canadian professional mixed martial artist and UFC world champion who holds black belts in both Kyokushin karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Georges was raised in St-Isidore, Quebec, a town of about 2,000 people. As a child he was bullied for years by older schoolmates. His father had introduced him to Kyokushin karate at age 7, “but life isn’t like a movie,” he said. “You can do all the karate you want, when you’re eight or nine-years-old and they’re 12, when you’re alone and there’s three of them, you can’t do anything. That’s the reality.”

Already a 2nd dan Kyokushin karate black belt at 12, Georges dedicated himself to martial arts and training throughout his teen years. After seeing Royce Gracie fight in 1993 at UFC 1, Georges knew exactly what he wanted to do with his life and how he was going to reach those goals: he invested all his energy and all his time at becoming a better version of himself. When he wasn’t training or at school, Georges worked as a doorman in nightclubs, or hung off the back of a garbage truck, hauling in refuse. He discovered a simple truth: never stopping helps reach goals.gsp_fr

He grew as a person and as a fighter. He added fighting disciplines such as boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his karate background and competed in his first amateur bout at age 16. He won that match, and continued his steady improvement. In 2006 he became the UFC Welterweight Champion. He lost the title in 2007 but subsequently regained it in front of his hometown fans of Montreal in 2008 and hasn’t lost a single title defense since then.

Recognized as one of the planet’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighter and all around athlete, GSP lives in Montreal but travels around the world to train with the best coaches and training partners in all disciplines.

Follow GSP on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

GSP in facts and figures

  • Born in St-Isidore, Québec, on May 19, 1981
  • 5 ft 10 inches, 170 lbs
  • Fighting style: Kyokushin karate (3rd dan black belt), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (black belt), Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling

Record

Championship 

  • Two-time Welterweight Champion of the World – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • All-time most consecutive welterweight title defenses (9)

Awards

  • Canadian Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010 – Rogers Sportsnet
  • 2010-2011 No.2 Pound-for-pound fighter in the world – ESPN
  • Fighter of the Year 2009 – Sports Illustrated, World MMA Awards, MMAPayout, Inside MMA, MMAJunkie
  • Finalist – Best Fighter 2008, 2010, 2011 – ESPY Awards
  • Most Dangerous Man of the year 2010 – Spike Guys Choice Awards
  • 2008 MMA Fighter of the Year – Black Belt Magazine

 

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#TGE2016 Special Guest: Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Mark DeMontis of Courage Hockey
  • WHAT: In Converation with Mark DeMonitis
  • WHEN:
    • Friday, Nov 11th at 5:00pm

Buy Tickets Now!

Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Mark DeMontis:

Like many young Canadians, Toronto native Mark DeMontis dreamed of playing in the NHL. At age 17, one year away from an NCAA scholarship, Mark’s dream was shattered as he was diagnosed with LHON – Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy – a rare mitochondria disease causing an irreversible and incurable loss of central vision in both his eyes.

In 2008, he founded Courage Canada – a national charitable organization which raised funds and awareness to start Blind Hockey programs for over 1,000 Canadians. Mark launched the charity with two consecutive Cross-Canada inline skate fundraiser campaigns. In 2009, he skated 5,000km from Toronto to Vancouver, while in 2011 he skated an additional 2.000km from Halifax to Toronto.  Since established, the charity raised over $1 Million and successfully built the Canadian Blind Hockey Association.

Mark was honoured by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and was even chosen to present her majesty Queen Elizabeth with the final farewell flowers to conclude her last Royal Canadian Tour. Mark has carried multiple Olympic and Paralympic torches and was also a recipient of the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award.

Mark’s story was featured on CTV W5 entitled Hockey Visionary with Lloyd Robertson, which led to a career in television hosting five seasons of Canada’s first disability sports show – Sports Access on AMI-TV. Recently, he was Host of Are You #ParaTough – a one hour documentary following Mark’s journey through Paralympic testing leading up to the 2016 Games in Rio.

Now 29, Mark has created Courage Hockey – www.couragehockey.com – a new lifestyle and apparel company focused on inspiring the game. Meet Mark and the Courage Hockey team in their booth all weekend at Gentlemen’s Expo and be sure to grab their launch apparel.

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#TGE2016 Friday Schedule

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SHOW SCHEDULEEventLocation
4:00pmDoors Open
5:00PMMarc Demontis - Courage HockeyMain Stage
5:30PMBEER 101 with MICHELLE THAM
(Head of Education - Labatt)
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6:00PMROB RAINFORD / Centennial CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
6:15PMBEST BUY - TECH TALKMain Stage
7:00PMLINDSEY GREFLUND / LE DOLCI & George Brown CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
7:30PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
8:00PMIN CONVERSATION WITH GARY ROBERTSMain Stage
8:00PMTED READER / TED'S WORLD FAMOUS bbqOn The Line Culinary Experience
8:45PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain Stage
9:00PMMATT JONES / JIM BEAMOn The Line Culinary Experience
9:15PMIN CONVERSATION WITH GEORGES ST-PIERREMain Stage
10:30PMLast Call
11:00PMDoors Close
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Hockey Hall Of Fame at #TGE2016

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Puck fans unite! The Gentlemen’s Expo is bringing a true Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) experience to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 10-12.

This area includes the HHOF’s mobile Original Legends Exhibit, an NHL Trophy display and a truly unique interactive hockey component.   In partnership with the premier interactive hockey company, Top Shot Hockey from Guelph, Ontario, the package  has traveled from coast-to-coast throughout North America, as well as the world, and has been a popular fan favourite wherever it goes.

Featuring a combination of historical artifacts from the past, present and future of the game, the most prestigious hardware in the world and a selection of interactive games to challenge even the most seasoned hockey veteran; there is a little bit of something that everyone will enjoy.

Check out the FULL LIST of  #TGE2016 ATTRACTIONS.

NHL Trophy Display:

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Interactive Experience:

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Original Legends Exhibit:

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A little more about #TGE2016:

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. Oh, and tickets are on sale right now. (AND YOU CAN SAVE $5 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS BY USING PROMO CODE: FIVEOFF) 

Come to #TGE2016 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2016 if you want to see great speakers and compelling attractions. Come to #TGE2016 if you want to #BeBetter.

BUY TICKETS for Thursday, November 10th – 4pm to 11pm

BUY TICKETS for Friday, November 11th – 4pm to 11pm

BUY TICKETS for Saturday, November 12th – Noon to 11pm

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#TGE2016 Attractions

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is back on Nov. 10, 11, and 12 and there is no shortage of experiences for patrons to enjoy! It all takes placeat the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building (222 Bremner Blvd). Audiences will be entertained and educated through interesting and exciting activations as part of the #BeBetter lifestyle. Without further ado, here is what all gentlemen and gentlewomen can expect to see at #TGE2016:

Underground Chef Co. (UCC) Battle

Get ready to experience the biggest, baddest and most epic food battle that Toronto has ever seen! The team at Underground Chef Co. have been hard at work organizing an astonishing line-up of Chefs uccbattle_612x612to create a special edition Chef Battle, exclusively on The Gentlemen’s Expo’s On The Line Culinary Experience. The Chefs battling at this year’s event include Chef Ted Reader and Chef Jeff Dueck. The Chef Battle will be hosted by both Joe Friday (Founder of UCC) and Chef Mike Ward (Formerly Food Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Living). There will also be an incredible panel of judges that is still yet to be announced.

For anyone who has never witnessed a Chef Battle live before, Underground Chef Co., challenges Chefs to create several dishes from secret ingredients in under one-hour and provide audience goers with a real-time experience of life in the kitchen. It’s hot, loud, and it’s messy but this on-stage event will leave you in shock and awe once attendees see what these Chef’s come up with.

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The Yamaha Canada Music Garage Band Experience will WOW attendees with a  fully-built garage that contains a massive selection of instruments to try out, from their product catalog. This is the jam space of any music nerd’s dreams, because they can try everything. Grab a guitar (like the new Revstar) and melt some faces with a solo. Grab those drum sticks and do that part from Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight’. Anything is possible! More Info.

The Silver Medal Package Presented By Hockey Hall of Fame

The Gentlemen’s Expo is bringing a true Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) classic, “The Silver Medal Package.” This area includes the HHOF’s mobile Original Legends Exhibit, an NHL Trophy display and a t100_1235ruly unique interactive hockey component.   In partnership with the premier interactive hockey company, Top Shot Hockey from Guelph, this set-up has traveled from coast-to-coast throughout North America, as well as the world, and has been a popular fan favourite wherever it goes.

Featuring a combination of historical artifacts from the past, present and future of the game, the most prestigious hardware in the world and a selection of interactive games to challenge even the most seasoned hockey veteran; there is a little bit of something that everyone will enjoy. More info.

Openly. On-Stage Discussion

This is a first for The Gentlemen’s Expo main stage; Openly., is a series of talks and videos that showcase some of the most accomplished and influential leaders in the food and beverage, hospitality, entertainment, sports and service industry. They share their stories of professional success, failures and personal triumph as they rise to the top.

Currently scheduled to participate in the Openly On-Stage Discussion is Whiskey Chef Matt Jones, Chef Ted Reader, Chef Jeff Dueck, Krista Faist (Editor of Foosdism TO), Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveller), Chef Amanda Ray, Chef Rob Rainford, Chef Marcus Mariathas, and some surprise appearances from some other well known culinary experts in Toronto’s food scene. The discussion will be hosted by Chef Mike Ward, who was formerly Food Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Living (Canada’s #1 food magazine).

OLG PlaySmart Experience

PlaySmart is OLG’s gambling education program dedicated to informing Ontarians about how gambling works to keep it a fun and enjoyable experience for all players. PlaySmart provides facts, tools and advice to help players, new to experienced, develop smart gambling habits that suit their play.rg-playsmart-en PlaySmart has developed a series of interactive activities for participants to experience at The Gentlemen’s Expo while showing fans the fun of randomness in gambling! Drop by the PlaySmart booth to roll a 122-sided die at their Odds Table, grab a snack from their Vending Machine, or pick a card – any card, from their very own magician.
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The Gentlemen’s Expo Fashion Show

Attendees are certainly in for a treat during The Gentlemen’s Expo opening night (Thursday, November 10) because they will have a chance to experience the latest style trends and get advice from some of the most knowledgeable sartorial experts in Toronto. This main-stage event is sponsored by Reiss, Rent Frock Repeat, SHARP, and Concierge Club.

Best Buy He-Shed

The Best Buy He-Shed (#BestBuyHeShed) is the ultimate haven for today’s modern man. Timeless style merged with the latest tech makes for the perfect manly, backyard escape. The Best Buy He-Shed features everything from wireless home audio systems, to virtual reality, the coolest drones and everything in between! Attendees are invited to demo products, seek advice from Geek Squad Agents and experience all that the He-Shed has to offer.

The Dr Oetker-Casa Di Mama Experience

Dr Oetker-Casa Di Mama is the official pizza of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and as such they will create an experience for attendees in which they can sample a fresh slice of the pizza itself AND enter contests to win tickets to the Grey Cup or to the Dr Oetker-Casa Di Mama “viewing party”.

They will do this via a 23 foot trailer with a lowering stage. Consumers will walk up the stage to receive a sample from their lovely Bas, alongside coupons. Dr Oetker-Casa Di Mama will also set up tents where they host engagements and the contests. Everything is CFL and Casa Di Mama branded!

Clinique For Men / Lab Series Gentlemen’s Lounge

labseriesBoth Clinique For Men and Lab Series will be setting up a unique and fun experience that will definitely give the feel of a Gentlemen’s Lounge. Attendees will challenge each other in a video game while receiving a top-of-the-line facial treatment as they compete with one another. Whoever wins in this game will have the bragging rightsover the other and both will leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day . They will also leave with an ice-cold beer because after all… this a Gentlemen’s Lounge and we’re all winners here!

Beer, Spirits, Wine, and Cocktail Sampling

The Gentlemen’s Expo will feature an incredible offering of some of the world’s best potent potables. Ranging from scotches, bourbons, whisk(e)ys, beers, wines, cocktails and everything in between.gentlemensexpo_pv_31-2

Attendees will have a chance to sample beverages from the likes of: Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Highland Park, The Macallan, Mill Street, Goose Island, Stella Artois, Brickworks Ciderhouse, Budweiser, Innis & Gunn, Great Lakes Brewery, Old Tomorrow, Samuel Adams, Amsterdam Brewery, Bulleit Bourbon, CIROC, Johnny Walker, Ketel One Vodka, Tanqueray No. Ten, and so much more!

The Bag Jump In Partnership with 365 Sports and Tenfed

BagJumpThe Gentlemen’s Expo is bringing the infamous Bag Jump back to the event. Attendees will be able to jump off an enormous 30ft scaffold into an inflatable bag. As part of this attraction, The Gentlemen’s Expo has partnered with Tenfed, a company that provides ten meals to feed hungry children around the globe with every item that is sold. They work directly with Kids Against Hunger Canada to make this happen and will be creating a limited edition shirt exclusively for The Gentlemen’s Expo. Attendees can purchase one of their shirts right at The Bag Jump to show  support.

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The Gentlemen’s Expo will feature demonstrations from some of Toronto’s top Chefs, including: Chef Patrick McMurray, Chef Tonia Wilson, Cheese Master Afrim Pristine, Chef Albert Ponzo, Chef Rob Rainford, Chef Lindsey Greflund, Chef Ted Reader, Whiskey Chef Matt Jones, Bourbon Ambassador Jamie Johnson and so much more!

The Gentlemen’s Den

foosballThe Gentlemen’s Den will be the centre area of The Gentlemen’s Expo and have some of the most popular bar games housed within one massive area for attendees to enjoy. Play ping pong, pool, foosball and even watch sports highlights on screens placed within this area. Attendees can even watch our local Toronto sports teams broadcasted live on game day.

Retail Shopping

With the holiday season just around the corner, attendees can shop amongst some of the most popular international and local men’s retailers. With nearly endless options available, gentlemensexpo_pv_28-2The Gentlemen’s Expo will bring top fashion retailers, men’s accessories, and men’s grooming products. It’s a sure bet that attendees will pick up some great gift ideas and who knows… They may also pick something up for themselves while they are there.

A little more about #TGE2016:

The Gentlemen’s Expo is the premium event for emerging and established men’s lifestyle products, integrated consumer experiences and on-stage programming that will entertain and educate men.  It all happens November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building. Oh, and tickets are on sale right now. (AND YOU CAN SAVE $5 OFF GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS BY USING PROMO CODE: FIVEOFF) 

Come to #TGE2016 if you are interested in: style, tech, music, sports, cars, alcohol, grooming, sex, food, entrepreneurship, whiskey, beer, spirits, gaming, DIY, wellness, health and more.  Come to#TGE2016 if you want to see great speakers and compelling ATTRACTIONS. Come to #TGE2016 if you want to #BeBetter.

BUY TICKETS for Thursday, November 10th – 4pm to 11pm

BUY TICKETS for Friday, November 11th – 4pm to 11pm

BUY TICKETS for Saturday, November 12th – Noon to 11pm

 

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#TGE2016 Special Guests: Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Leafs Legends Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark.
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark.
  • WHEN: SATURDAY, NOV. 12th
    • 5:00pm-5:45pm – In Conversation with Leafs Legends Doug Gilmour & Wendel Clark
    • 6:00pm-7:00pm –  Mix & Mingle on #TGE2016 Show floor.
  • BUY TICKETS: Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

gilmourandclark_shareCouple of beauties right here , I tell ya. How cool is this… Leafs Legends and two former Leafs captains will be joining us on Saturday, Nov 12 at #TGE2016. Joey Vendetta will host the ‘In Conversation’ segment plus both Legends will be available to mix and mingle and snap a couple pics with the crowd. See below for some memories from these two dynamic players…

Doug Gilmour

23 Oct 1997: Doug Gilmour #93 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during a game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Canadiens 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello /Allsport
Credit: Al Bello /Allsport

If there is a player who inspires near-hysteria among the Leafs Nation, it is Doug Gilmour.  Selected by St. Louis in the seventh round, he eventually started in 1983 when the Blues’ depleted roster required a call-up.  Nicknamed ‘Killer’ for his intensity, Gilmour played like a man much larger. After five seasons and the 1987 Canada Cup tournament, the Blues traded Gilmour to Calgary.  That year, he was a star in the playoffs (22 points in 22 games) and the Flames won their sole Stanley Cup.  After three more seasons, he was traded to Toronto in the biggest deal in league history.  In his first full season, he earned 127 points, a Maple Leaf franchise record and still won the Frank Selke trophy for best defensive forward!  The Leafs made him captain in 1994, which he remained until he was traded to New Jersey in 1997.  He then bounced between Chicago, Buffalo and Montreal before returning to Toronto.  In 1656 games, he finished with 510 goals and 1092 assists for 1602 points.  Doug is currently the General Manager of the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs.

Wendel Clark

Clark was drafted First overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft after spending his Junior career with his home Province Saskatoon Blades on the WHL.  Clark represented Canada in wendel-headshot-2the ’85 World Juniors winning Gold.  In his rookie season with the Leafs, Wendel made an immediate impact in the league and with Leafs Nation.  He scored 34 goals for 45 points and took on all comers racking up 227 penalty minutes.  His physical style of play and offensive talent built the foundation of a great career and later leading to Clark becoming the Captain of the storied Maple Leafs.  He led by example and was the one working the hardest, scoring the big goals and doing whatever was needed to win.  This style of play took its toll and at the young age of 33 he was forced into retirement due to back injuries.  In 793 career NHL games Clark recorded 564 points and 1690 Penalty Minutes playing for Toronto, Quebec, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay, Detroit & Chicago.  He currently resides with his family in Toronto and keeps busy as an Ambassador with the Leafs plus various charitable causes and has a restaurant chain and Meineke Car Care Centres.

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#TGE2016 Special Guest Announcement: Gary Roberts

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner Gary Roberts.
  • WHAT: In Conversation with Gary Roberts. + Autograph Session
  • WHEN: FRIDAY, NOV. 11th
    • 8:00pm – In Conversation with Gary Roberts
    • 8:45pm – Autograph Session with Gary Roberts
  • BUY TICKETS: Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

“My inspiration to start GRHPT has grown out of my journey to regenerate myslef after I suffered a serious neck injury that forced me to retire from the NHL in 1996. After two neck surgeries and a year of dedicated rehabilitation focusing on state-of-the-art training, regeneration and nutrition therapy, I was able to return to the game. Now my passion is education young players, helping them avoid some of the obstacles I faced in my career, and ultimately giving them the best chance at longevity in the sport.” – Gary Roberts

gr-sport-chek-chase-the-gear-8211About Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts is a 23 year NHL veteran and Stanley Cup winner with 1224 games played, 2560 penalty minutes and ranked 14th all time in scoring for a left winger (438 goals and 472 assists for 910 points). Since his retirement after the 2008-­2009 season, Gary has become a leader in high performance training and sports nutrition for both amateur and professional athletes.

gr-adidas-event-web-res-0596Unique Philosophy

With the benefits of personal experience, research and expert consultations, Gary Roberts High Performance Training provides a regimen that blends advanced training techniques, proper sports nutrition and recovery strategies in a synergistic way tohelp elite athletes achieve peak performance and longevity in sport and life.

Off-Season Training Protocol

The Gary Roberts Off-Season Training Program is a phased, customized training program that combines professional coaching, focused nutrition and advanced recovery strategies designed to help players achieve gains in strength, power, speed and agility. Gary’s training philosophy is centered around functional, sport specific exercises focusing on efficiency and proper technique. Under the supervision of our expert strength & conditioning coaches, clients are guided through workouts customized to meet their individual needs.

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Joey Vendetta To Host #TGE2016

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is proud to announce a series of special guests to help educate and entertain audiences at #TGE2016.

  • WHO: Joey Vendetta
  • WHAT: Main Stage Host for all 3 days.
  • WHEN: THURSDAY, NOV. 10th to SATURDAY, NOV. 12th
  • BUY TICKETS: Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Use code FIVEOFF to save $5 off General Admission tickets. #BEBETTER at The Gentlemen’s Expo. November 10-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Joey Vendetta:

Joey Vendetta is currently Senior Vice President at Live Nation Entertainment. He creates marketing strategies which promote superstar artists along with newer talents to connect directly to fans through Live Nation’s vast array of direct and partner fan connection channels. Joey has worked on tours with U2, Jay Z, Madonna, Coldplay, Aerosmith, The Weekend, One Direction and many more.  Joey also spent 12 years at The Disney Music Group working with artists such as Queen, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Breaking Benjamin, Rascal Flatts and more in his capacity as VP of promotion and sports marketing.  Joey also worked at Elektra Records and orchestrated campaigns with artists including Metallica, AC/DC and Motley Crue. Before moving into the management side of the music business he spent over 10 years at Q107 Radio in Toronto as Program Director, Afternoon Drive Host and as a National Television Personality for many years. Joey currently guest hosts The Jim Rome Show on CBS Sports Radio across North America and Sportsnet 590 the Fan radio in Toronto during his frequent visits home; he has interviewed everyone from Jerry Bruckheimer and Mark Cuban to Sidney Crosby and Demar Derozan on the shows.

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Best Sports Bars In Toronto

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Sports can only be watched at an awesome place with awesome people. Great food, a vast beer selection and screen size all get rolled in to the equation. We’ve listed a handful of the best sports bars in the city you need to visit.

Now before we begin, we know that we can’t have a Toronto Sports Bar Round Up without giving a shout out to Real Sports Bar, but there are lots of other great places around the city that need some love also. Some of these you might know and others you may not, but either way these are places that you can have a good time with the boys and maybe even meet a pretty lady along the way. Just remember, we’re gentlemen so lets keep it classy and have a good time.

Monarch Tavern

Monarch Tavern is a great place if you’re looking to keep things fun but also low key. This Little Italy gem, is really a staple in the neighbourhood that people have been going to for decades to get their weekly fix of Serie A or Premiership soccer. A classic neighbourhood bar with craft beer on tap, 30 plus bourbons, and good food. There’s also a pool table, pinball machine and a dart board that add to the comforting atmosphere.

The Dock Ellis

Cheekily named for a pitcher famous for throwing a no-hitter on acid, The Dock Ellis is a low key pub that has cheap food, plenty of TVs, communal tables, craft beer on tap, foosball (or Gitoni as the North York kids like to call it) and pool tables. This is a great place for those looking to catch a game while avoiding the typical rowdiness of other sports bars.

The Football Factory

It’s no surprise that if you visit The Football Factory, there will probably be soccer playing somewhere in the bar. Luckily there is a TV at every table, as the owners like to boast about, so you’ll’ be able to catch all the action no matter where you sit. Another great feature about this place, is that they open at 7am on weekends… What more could anyone ask for?  Expect decent food, a dozen good beers on tap, and a army of red jerseys before and after every TFC game.

Hunter’s Landing

Hunter’s Landing is a roomy sports bar with two floors, a decent size patio & mezzanine seating. Serving up a menu of hearty Canadian fare & drinks, it’s great for catching a game on a hot summer day. With a good looking crowd and cool atmosphere it’s no wonder their patio is always packed on Saturdays. Or it could be because of their signature drink/meal called The Landing Cure Ceasar … Trust me, you have to see this thing to believe it.

Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill

Located at Yonge and Dundas, Shark Club is a lively sports bar with a third-floor patio that overlooks the downtown core. It’s been voted as Canada’s best sports bar twice and is the place to be if you are looking for a premium sports experience. With a massive HD TV in the middle of the bar and 57 smaller ones, you’ll have a great view of the game no matter where you’re sitting.

 

We’d also like to give a nod to:

The Dog & Bear, The Loose Moose, and The Dizzy.

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