Famous Burlingtonians

Mark Appleyard - Skateboarder

Mark Appleyard began skateboarding at the age of 9 and grew up skating in the Hamilton/Toronto area. He attended Lord Elgin High school in Burlington. In 2003, Appleyard was named Thrasher “Skater of the Year”. In both 2003 and 2007, he won Transworld’s Best Street Skater of the Year award. Appleyard now resides in Huntington Beach, California. Appleyard is a playable character in the Electronic Arts video games: Skate 2 and Skate 3. (Video game appearance)