Paul Daly, internationally acclaimed host of Home and Garden Television (HGTV), was guest of Kingston College March 24 to 26, 2010.
Paul was educated at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada. A certified carpenter and instructor of carpentry; Paul serves on the executive board of the Carpenters Union, Central Ontario Regional Council, the largest organization of its kind in all of Canada.
Recently, the Carpenters Union donated CND$20,000 worth of relevant new tools, in support of the industrial arts program at K.C.
Paul visited Kingston College to observe first-hand how the students are using the tools as part of their industrial arts program of studies. This was also a fact-finding mission for Paul to determine how else The Carpenters Union may in the future assist the School. Paul also used his visit to formally hand over the tools to the school.
On arrival at K.C’s. North Street campus, Paul was met by Principal Herbert Nelson and Vice-Principals Everton Burrell and Ms. Marguerita Hall. Mr. Nelson expressed his deep appreciation to Paul for the generous donation of tools and the enormous positive impact the tools are making to the students’ program of studies.
Paul was given a tour of the North Street Campus by Mr. Nelson. Participating in the tour were, V/P Burrell, Clive Golding, Director, KCOBA –Toronto, Hugh Marshall, KCOB-Toronto, Audley Hewitt, KCOBA-South Florida Chapter, Dr. Ray Fraser, President, KCOBA Limited, Jamaica, H.G. Helps, Director, KCOBA Limited, Jamaica, Basil Waite, KCOBA Limited, Jamaica, Robert Kelly, President, KCOBA New York, Inc.
On Paul’s arrival at the Industrial Arts Center, Mr. Lennox Wright – Industrial Arts Instructor, showed Paul the type of projects the students are involved in, and how the tools are assisting the students. Student Donald Williams thanked Paul on behalf of all the students for his organization’s magnanimous gift in support of this area of their studies. Paul also met Mr. Riley, head of the Industrial Arts, after Mr. Riley had concluded a class.
At the conclusion of the tour, the group returned to the principal’s office and held wide ranging discussions relating to the school’s development including the completion of the Douglas Forrest Building. At the end of this meeting, KCOBA (Toronto), Director – Clive Golding and Paul visited the Melbourne Campus and were given a brief tour by Vice Principal, Mrs. Margauritta Hall.
Paul also attended the Kingston College Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, March 25, at the Waterfalls Restaurant – Liguanea.
Paul was introduced to the large gathering of staff and old boys by KCOBA (Toronto) Director, Clive Golding.
In his remarks, Paul thanked all for allowing him to be a part of this wonderful occasion. He considered the event as being significant in the life of the school and congratulated the Old Boys Associations for their initiative.
Paul reflected on his time at high school and how the staff at that time impacted his life in becoming a contributing citizen in society. Paul congratulated all staff for the wonderful work they are doing at Kingston College.
At the conclusion of Paul’s remarks, Ken DaCosta, Chairman, KCOBA Jamaica, Limited, presented Paul with a copy of the publication – A History of Kingston College.