Ms. Leyte has spent tireless hours promoting and preserving the heritage and culture of Fogo Island.  Ms. Leyte formed the Star of the Sea Dancers and taught the group of young 8 and 10 years the steps of the traditional Newfoundland square dance, while she played the music for the.  This group performed at numerous events and festivals and members still talk about their experiences today.   Ms. Leyte works with the Brimstone Head Folk Festival, one of the longest running festivals in the province, on everything from funding proposals to campsite reservations.  She does whatever job is needed to ensure the ongoing success of the festival.  Ms. Leyte’s volunteer endeavours also include work with the Fogo Santa Claus Parade, Tidy Towns, the Volunteer Fire Department 40th anniversary celebrations, the Punt Races and the Fogo Folk Alliance to name just a few.