Faye SteelCommitment is both a noun and a verb for Faye Steel, a long-time resident of Elliot Lake. This octogenarian has faithfully volunteered in the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary for over fifty years in many capacities. Our energetic woman has served in many executive positions since 1967 with the current one being the treasurer of this active group. Faye could be nicknamed the ‘ticket lady’ as she has sold more raffle and fundraiser tickets than anyone else in the province, possibly. In 
addition, she continues to serve through her baking which melts in your mouth by the way. Come to our Cranberry Scone Tea event to verify that fact.

Organized is another verb that describes Faye in her continuing efforts to improve the quality of life in Elliot Lake. Both the Rotary International and the Elliot Lake chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion have benefited from her strong support. Billeting, hosting, fundraising, baking, managing – all tasks that Faye has selflessly completed in over five decades. One of her favourite events to organize is the dinner to honour the Scottish poet, Robbie Burns.

Volunteering in the arts area is another facet of Faye’s life. She keenly helps with the community Library Board along with the long standing annual Arts on the Trail event. The Entertainment Series can also thank Faye for her work in their organization.

Elliot Lakers both respect and admire Faye. Where many come to this area to live the ‘retired life’, Faye is still vigorously pursuing many important interests. She will continue for years to come. Not only is Faye a life time Auxiliary member, she is one of the select few that has achieved provincial life time status. For her outstanding volunteerism Faye is a recipient of the Elliot Lake Volunteer Civic Award and an award for fifty years of service to the St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary. Faye is a ‘just do it’  kind of gal and Elliot Lake is better off because of her generous commitment.