Gary Roberts

Top 10 Highlights From #TGE2016


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 Friday Schedule

4:00pmDoors Open
5:00PMMarc Demontis - Courage HockeyMain Stage
(Head of Education - Labatt)
Main Stage
6:00PMROB RAINFORD / Centennial CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
7:00PMLINDSEY GREFLUND / LE DOLCI & George Brown CollegeOn The Line Culinary Experience
7:30PMRobert Testa - IllusionistMain 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
10:30PMLast Call
11:00PMDoors Close
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#TGE2016 Special Guest Announcement: Gary Roberts


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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