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Throwback: Streaking in Delta

The crazy craze was started by mostly young men on college campuses
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The act of running naked in public was a strange and popular fad back in 1974.

Let’s head back to a 1974 ceremony at the new South Delta Senior Secondary when an uninvited pair made an unexpected cheeky appearance.

Two male streakers brought startled looks from those attending as the pair raced through the school’s main hall mid-way through the opening ceremony, the Optimist reported.

Despite a few gasps, the ceremony continued as scheduled.

It’s not the first time streakers made an appearance in Delta as another pair ran nude at a local hockey game.

Streaking was a big fad in Canada and the U.S. during the early part of the 1970s, especially during public events.

The 46th Academy Awards in April 1974 had been interrupted by a streaker.

Ray Stevens’ song “The Streak” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart that year.