2021 Ens Auto Celebrity Take Out Challenge – Team Montanas

2021 Ens Auto Celebrity Take Out Challenge

The 2021 Take Out Celebrity Challenge Event partners twelve locally owned restaurants and 24 local celebrities,  to raise funds for numerous local non-profits, as well as increase sales and provide valuable local exposure for the restaurant partners. The restaurant partners have also each committed to providing 800 meals to the Friendship Inn over the course of the next 12 months.


Celebrity Take Out Challenge is an annual event where 2 local celebrities are teamed with a local restaurant partner. Each celebrity team will do their best to promote their restaurant and raise as much money as possible with gift card sales for their restaurant partner. The restaurants are graciously donating 15% of all gift card sold!

You can buy the restaurant gift cards right here on this website and our team will deliver them to your door ( home or office) within 7 days! 

At the end of the event, the winning teams are the ones who sold the most gift cards and increased the Facebook & Instagram fans/followers of their restaurant partners the most over the challenge period – June 4th – June 20th. 


We are thrilled to introduce you to Team Montana’s.

Local celebrities Michael Linklater & Stephanie Yong are no strangers to volunteering their time to support the Saskatoon community. Michael started the Boys with Braids Foundation to impart the sacredness of hair, while Stephanie is an entrepreneur and current chair of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation along with many others, these two have partnered with Montanas and we look forward to seeing this dynamic team perform!

Find out more about the two celebrities and also learn about Montana’s Restaurants specialties! Then show your support for TEAM MONTANA’S by clicking the button below and purchasing gift cards!


Linklater was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 25, 1982.  Michael is a proud Nehiyaw (Cree) descending from the Thunderchild First Nation, located on Treaty 6 Territory. Linklater was raised by his great aunt Maria, and her husband, Walter, who became his legal guardians in Thunder Bay, Ontario. At age 10, both he and his guardians moved to Saskatoon. Linklater attended Mount Royal Collegiate. He won Athlete of the Year in grades 9 through 11, competed on both the track and field and the cross country teams, and captained both the football and basketball teams. After graduating from Mount Royal, he attended junior college at the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, where he played basketball. For his second year of post-secondary eligibility, Linklater moved back to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan. He serves as a Thunderchild First Nation Councilor. Michael is a world top 3×3 basketball player, founder of the International Campaign “Boys with Braids” and Board Member of the Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation.  His desire to help youth has deepened since becoming a father. 









Stephanie Yong is the principal at Stephanie Yong Consulting, a consultancy that focuses on utilizing the tools of human-centred design thinking to help generate ideas, solve strategic problems and apply to community and social impact projects. Her specialties include engagement, analytics and integration of advanced technologies into existing business processes. Stephanie is also currently a lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan, Edwards School of Business with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and teaching design thinking principles. In addition to the SOCO Board, Stephanie is also the Vice-Chair for Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, Chair of the Saskatoon Public School Foundation and a Board member of Creative Saskatchewan. Stephanie has a BA in Political Studies and an MBA from the University of Saskatchewan. She has completed her Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) training and is a certified Corporate Director. Stephanie has also been a recipient of CBC Saskatchewan’s Top 40 Under 40 Award. Stephanie comes from a family of hard workers and has made it her life motto, “the harder you work, the harder you can play.”


Montana’s Restaurant, home of mouth-watering ribs, steak & BBQ chicken. Meat Lovers, Bring Your Appetites!

Montana’s is a Canadian BBQ & Bar joint famous for our Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, 100% Canadian Steaks and Burgers, and a variety of other favorites like Fire-Grilled Chicken Taco’s and Mac N Cheese. Montana’s is a casual restaurant that’s great for all occasions and all ages – an environment that lets you kick back and relax, joke around with our friendly bartenders and servers, and most importantly, connect with your friends and family.
When you’re not doing your own grilling-let Montana’s do it for you!


“Montana’s likes meat, to smoke it and BBQ it. Meat is like a high-five for your mouth.”


How great is this event!

To show your support of our restaurants & celebrities:

  1. Check out their websites.
  2. Check out their social media.
  3. Show support and purchase a gift card – the ultimate commitment


Proceeds from the 2021 event will benefit several local non-profits:


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