Ellen McDonald was the winner of the 2014 essay contest “Proud to be Canadian” and is excited to share it with the WCC audience. Ellen was born in March 2003 and will enter grade 7 in September. She lives in Thorndale with her parents and 2 younger brothers. Ellen is passionate about acting, singing, and dancing and also loves to swim. She recently completed her first musical; Charlotte’s Web with Original Kids Theatre Company and will start on her second one this fall. In 2004 she advanced to the singing competition at the Western Fair and has qualified again for 2015. Ellen also enjoys public speaking and has advanced to the finals at her school several times.