Apple Day is an annual Scouts Canada fundraising campaign that started in 1932 in New Brunswick when Scouts would hand out apples in front of stores to the community. The community members would make a donation in exchange for the apples.
Today, Scouts continue the tradition of Apple Day every October. Typically, Scouts in Central Ontario will go out on the weekend after Thanksgiving to do their fundraising campaign to raise money for camping trips, equipment and outings. However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, Scout groups are unable to do the annual campaign safely, prompting the City of Toronto to not grant us a city wide permit. So we decided to take it virtually.
The Virtual Apple Day fundraiser will run until Oct 31