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Thank You For Coming To #TGE2017

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The 2017 version of The Gentlemen’s Expo is in the books. We sampled drinks. We tasted food. We learned something from The Culinary Stage and we were entertained by the Main Stage. Friday Night Fights To End Cancer presented by Tweed Inc was a huge success. Oh and Congrats to Ashley F. for winning the Fight To End Cancer 50/50 draw. That’s $1500+ in his pocket! Not bad at all. Overall, there was lots to learn about this year’s event. We switched locations to the North Building and some feedback was that we need to go bigger. We heard you. We’re looking. We heard some great feedback about the selection of food and drink. Thanks for that. We really put effort in to curating the list of offerings at TGE.  We also heard the frustration from Baseball fans that the Carter & Alomar signing was cut a bit short. We wish we had control over our guests to squeeze in those last autographs, but we don’t we respect their time and the fact that they have to shuffle off to the next event. Cheers to all those fans that stuck it out.

Finally, we heard some super positive feedback about The Culinary Stage and the live Boxing. First, The Culinary Stage: Live demos that entertain and inform was the goal, and based on the buzz around the room and the audiences we met that goal. Next, the Boxing. Adding Friday Night Fights was an incredible experience. Jen, Virgil and the crew really know how to ‘throw down’. (We hope we’re using that in the right context) Lots of good energy in the room, with fighters that left everything in the ring. Hope to bring Boxing back next time and do it every night of our event. Cheers to Rebecca Freeman Photography for the boxing photos!

Please reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your feedback.

The Gentlemen’s Expo Team.

 

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5 Takeaways From #TGE2017

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First things first. We hope you had good time. We try and bring many worlds together under one roof. Style, grooming, tech, sports, food, wine, spirits, beer, cocktails, chefs, footwear, custom clothing and more. Here are the 5 big takeaways from the 2017 edition of The Gentlemen’s Expo.

5) Shopping

This was Black Friday after all. Those beautiful jackets from Wully Outerwear. Those plaid sherpa shirts from Honorable Beasts. Those gorgeous winter boots from Altorosto. The message behind TenFed clothing (buy a piece, fed 10 kids). That incredible selection of Parc City Boots. Those game-changing socks from Voxx Life. The cool factor of Brave & Bearded. The variety and styles of socks from Hot Sox. Those form fitting boxer briefs from Topik Wear. Those shoe saving products from Urad. The custom selection from Surmesur. The garment saving offerings from Park Lane Cleaners. The class of King & Bay Custom Clothing. The Canadian-inspired pieces from Gentlemen Of The North. The botanicals from False Ox. The vast product line from Elegance Gel.  The grooming essentials from 6ixMan.

4) Wine

Let’s be real here for a minute. Wine & Cheese is a crowd pleaser. Raven for Ravenswood was a collaboration between Ravenswood Wines and Cheese Boutique. Side note: this is what we are hoping the menu in heaven looks like. Eugene, Ravenswood’s Master Of Wine, weaved a delicious story of wine into his Culinary Stage presentation. It was magic. Glasses raised for Eugene and the entire crew at Ravenswood. Happy people all around.

3) Tweed

Every day there’s a story on the interwebz about Cannabis. It’s a hot topic from an incredibly fast-growing industry. We wanted to share knowledge on this emerging and ever-changing sector with our audience, so we enlisted the best. That’s Tweed Inc. Tweed brought their experts: Shega, Jonathan, Daniel, Adam – and hosted two panels packed full of Cannabis content. Totally engaging stuff.

2) Culinary Stage

Honestly, how great was Lindsey Greflund as host of The Culinary Stage. She was awesome. Also awesome… was live demo after live demo from the stage. Ted Reader and his grilling skills, Mark Bylok and his whisky knowledge, Rachel Bies and her healthy food inspiration, Tonia Wilson and her flavour combinations, Michelle Tham and her beer expertise, and Jason Nolan and his culinary creativeness. It was epic. The samples were epic. What an absolute treat.

1) Boxing

When we were talking about about adding a live boxing element to #TGE2017, we had no idea how incredible it was going to be. The headlining event of of #TGE2017 Day 1 was Friday Night Fights To End Cancer presented by Tweed. Proper pugilists aiming for Olympic spots were hungry and ready to put on a show. And boy did they. 5 exciting fights held the audience captive for the better part of Friday Night, and some money was raised for Fight To End Cancer. Special shout out to Jennifer, Virgil and the FTEC crew, along with Showdown Joe Ferraro for lending his talents. Could not have been possible with the support of Tweed and last but not least, the referees, judges and fighters. We will definitely do this again!

Photo: Rebecca Freeman Photography

 

 

 

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Thank You For Coming To #TGE2017

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The 2017 version of The Gentlemen’s Expo is in the books. We sampled drinks. We tasted food. We learned something from The Culinary Stage and we were entertained by the Main Stage. Friday Night Fights To End Cancer presented by Tweed Inc was a huge success. Oh and Congrats to Ashley F. for winning the Fight To End Cancer 50/50 draw. That’s $1500+ in his pocket! Not bad at all. Overall, there was lots to learn about this year’s event. We switched locations to the North Building and some feedback was that we need to go bigger. We heard you. We’re looking. We heard some great feedback about the selection of food and drink. Thanks for that. We really put effort in to curating the list of offerings at TGE.  We also heard the frustration from Baseball fans that the Carter & Alomar signing was cut a bit short. We wish we had control over our guests to squeeze in those last autographs, but we don’t we respect their time and the fact that they have to shuffle off to the next event. Cheers to all those fans that stuck it out.

Finally, we heard some super positive feedback about The Culinary Stage and the live Boxing. First, The Culinary Stage: Live demos that entertain and inform was the goal, and based on the buzz around the room and the audiences we met that goal. Next, the Boxing. Adding Friday Night Fights was an incredible experience. Jen, Virgil and the crew really know how to ‘throw down’. (We hope we’re using that in the right context) Lots of good energy in the room, with fighters that left everything in the ring. Hope to bring Boxing back next time and do it every night of our event. Cheers to Rebecca Freeman Photography for the boxing photos!

Please reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your feedback.

The Gentlemen’s Expo Team.

 

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#TGE2017 FRIDAY SCHEDULE

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The Gentlemen’s Expo is THIS WEEKEND, Nov 24-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. See you soon. Doors open at 4pm. The Culinary Stage kicks off at 5pm and Friday Night Fights starts at 8pm. Tickets are available at the door for $35. Online tickets can be purchased right up until 7:30pm on Friday.

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SHOW SCHEDULEEventLocation
4:00PMDoors Open
5:30PMChef Ted ReaderCulinary Stage
6:30PMRavenswood Wine & Cheese Demo Culinary Stage
6:30PMTweed Harvest StoriesMain Stage
7:30PMMark Bylok of The Whisky TopicCulinary Stage
8:00PMFriday Night Fights To End Cancer Boxing Ring
9:30PMLast Call
9:45PMTaps Off
10:00PMDoors Close
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Friday Night Fights at TGE2017!

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Style, Grooming, Food, and Drink will now be joined by the Friday Night Fights ‘To End Cancer’ presented by TWEED, at The Gentlemen’s Expo (#TGE2017). With a wide variety of emerging and established brands and products, alongside celebrity guests and now a sanctioned Olympic boxing card on Friday, November 24th, tickets to Canada’s leading lifestyle event for men is an easy decision! The Gentlemen’s Expo takes over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building from Nov 24th to 25th, 2017. This is a 19+ event.

Hosted by entertainment personality, “Showdown Joe” Ferraro, #TGE2017  will host sanctioned Olympic boxing matches called the Friday Night Fights ‘To End Cancer’ presented by TWEED. For the first time ever, enjoy a gentleman’s sport, while raising funds for an incredible cause: 50/50 raffle proceeds from the evening will benefit the Fight To End Cancer. Some of Canada’s best boxers holding provincial and national titles will be showcased including the Co-Main Event fights with Mark Smither and Kassandra O’Reilly – who both fought on the inaugural Fight To End Cancer card in 2012.

WHAT: FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS PRESENTED BY TWEED AT THE GENTLEMEN’S EXPO

WHEN: Friday November 24, 2017 | 4pm – 10pm (First Fight at 8pm)

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre | North Building, 255 Front St West.

WHY: Friday Night Fights ‘To End Cancer’ In Support Of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

The five (5) bout undercard will play host to a number of local and international professional boxers including:

Robert Serrano v Aden Djama

Jessica Brugess v Amanda Galle

Moe Zawadi v James Hughes

Co-Main Event: Mark Smither v Thad Ridsdill

Main Event: Kassandra O’Reilly v Sara Haghighat-Joo

The Gentlemen’s Expo tickets are on sale now and start at $25.

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GET SOCIAL WITH FIGHT TO END CANCER

 

Website: FightToEndCancer.com

Facebook: FightToEndCancer

Instagram: @FightToEndCancer

Twitter: @FightEndCancer

Official Hashtag: #TGE2017

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Facebook: The Gentlemen’s Expo

Instagram: @GentlemensExpo

Twitter: @GentlemensExpo; #TGE2017

Official Hashtag: #TGE2017

 

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