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Welcome to the Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Card Auction!

The auction begins on Monday, November 18 at noon and ends on Sunday, November 24 at 9 p.m.

Please make sure you READ THE RULES, particularly the part about credit card authorizations. In short, each time you place a bid, the system places a hold authorization for that amount on your card. When you are outbid, the hold is released. If you bid $50 on ten different items, this means $500 of your available balance will be unavailable until you're outbid. Any winning bids at the end of the auction are captured - meaning your card is charged. We recommend you use a credit card, not a debit card for this auction. A released hold may take several days to reflect on your statement.

Winners! Here's where and when to pick up your cards:

Pick up on Wednesday Nov. 27, Thursday Nov. 28, or Friday Nov. 29, between 9:00am and 5:00pm, at Village Media, 298 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, at the corner of Queen and Bruce. Please bring identification. Signing a release form to confirm delivery will be required.

For any auction related questions, please email

George Leach Centre

This auction closed on Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:00:00 PM

About George Leach Centre

The GLC is the official home of the Algoma Thunderbirds and is located on the campus of Algoma University at 1520 Queen Street East. Built in 1992, and named after Algoma University’s first-ever Athletics Director, George Leach, the GLC provides Algoma University students and community members with access to fitness equipment that promotes a healthy lifestyle alternative. Today, the GLC also hosts regional, provincial, and national level competitions, bringing the highest level of sport to Sault Ste. Marie. 

As of March 2015, the GLC opened a brand new state-of-the-art 10,000-square-foot expansion, in addition to its 39,000-square-foot pre-existing structure. This new weight room fitness space features new strength equipment from Hammar Strength, cardio equipment from Life Fitness, and the only Life Fitness Synrgy Functional Trainer in Sault Ste. Marie!  The expansion also boasts three new aerobic studios with aerobics equipment. These large spaces overlook the campus and provide lots of natural lighting. One of these studios has also been converted into a Spin Studio with 15 new digital spin bikes. 

The gymnasium or field house features three regulation court surfaces, which accommodate a wide range of athletic activities such as badminton, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. The gym area is surrounded by a 1/9th mile indoor walking and jogging track. 

Outside of the GLC, members can utilize the new outdoor recreation area, which opened in July of 2016. The space features two restored, enclosed, regulation size tennis courts as well as basketball nets.  The GLC also boasts a sauna, change rooms with lockers, varsity change rooms, and private change rooms for refereeing officials.