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Documentary Spotlights Bomber Great Ken Ploen

April 2, 2016 9:24 AM | Entertainment

Ken Ploen - Ab McDonald

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Ken Ploen and Winnipeg Jets captain Ab McDonald stand beside life-size cutouts of themselves at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

A new documentary looking at the life of former Winnipeg Blue Bomber great Ken Ploen will have sports fans glued to the screen at the Park Theatre on Monday.

“Ken Ploen Way” was produced with MTS Stories from Home by documentary filmmaker Sam Vint.

The 30-minute film came about after Vint spotted Ploen at a fundraiser and realized such a documentary on his life hadn’t been produced.

“It’s incredible the number of people that have thanked me for making this doc,” he said.

Ploen, a native of Lost Nation, Iowa, has always been Winnipeg’s “adopted son” to Bomber fans since he was signed in 1957 and joined the ranks under head coach Bud Grant.

“His manner defines quiet dignity and his approach to the fans should be considered a model for any professional athlete.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the screening to begin at 8 p.m. A Q&A will follow at 8:30 p.m.

Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket, e-mail kenploenway@gmail.com. Admission is by donation to KidSport Manitoba.