2021 Ens Auto Celebrity Take Out Challenge – Team Scarlet

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 Scarlet.

Welcome to Team Scarlet, this duo features a partner couple made of Ray and Melanie Lishchynsky. Melanie is a Group Retirement Consultant, PFP, CFP, RBC Group Advantage at the Royal Bank of Canada. Raymond or Ray is the Sales & Finance Manager for the five locations of Warner Industries & Winacott Equipment Group.

Find out more about the two celebrities and also learn about Scarlet Restaurant’s specialties! Then show your support for TEAM SCARLET by clicking the button below and purchasing gift cards!


Melanie, also born and raised on a farm south of Moose Jaw, moved to Saskatoon in 1995 and declared it the best place in the country to call home.  She has spent her entire 30 year career in banking and found her passion as Group Retirement Consultant for RBC Group Advantage.  In this role, she has earned Chairman’s Round Table (#1 in Canada) and RBC convention multiple times.  She is dedicated to helping the community be a better place, working alongside Ray for Easter Seal kids.  Her work with Sask Abilities Council earned her the heartwarming title of “Friend of Easter Seals”.  She also volunteers for many other organizations and is the regional Corporate and Social Responsibility Director for her team.  She has been recognized for her community work by RBC, earning the prestigious Leo Award as well and the Regional President Community Leadership Award.  In spite of career and community focus, she will always maintain she is a Mom first and foremost to Kristen and Evan and looks forward to joining forces with them to continue working on an inclusive and barrier free community.



Ray was born and raised in the Alvena area on a farm near Fish Creek, Saskatchewan.  Both he and Melanie are uncertain about any claim to fame that would launch them into celebrity status but are always looking for any way to make Saskatoon a better place.  Ray spent 20 years in Commercial Banking in multiple locations across Saskatchewan before permanently locating to Saskatoon.  Always drawn to big equipment and his farming background, he finally made the jump from banking and moved into Sales and Finance management for Warner Industries & Winacott Equipment Group.  He is a champion for Easter Seal Kids and Co-Chairs the Easter Seals Golf Tournament which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.   He has proudly helped raise two children, Kristen and Evan, with the same value driven focus to always watch for ways to help others in need.



Scarlet offers fun, casual dining in a vibrant, contemporary space off the lobby. Our tantalizing menu includes comfort foods and Canadian classics like burgers. Come and enjoy a new style of casual dining. Located right next to the South Saskatchewan River, Scarlet offers unprecedented views combining nature and luxury in the Sheraton hotel.

Modelled to showcase premium ingredients, Scarlet is based on the premise of simple food, done well. Canadian classics and comfort foods take centre stage in a vibrant, modern designed space that invites a new style of casual. The goal is to present you with an approachable dining experience with select, choice ingredients in a relaxed, vibrant and social setting. Dress Up or Dress Down. Steak or a burger. Glass of wine or a beer.
Whichever you choose, Scarlet is committed to delivering the highest level of food and drink quality in a fun, upbeat environment.


“Fabulous views of the South Saskatchewan River and Meewasin Park.”


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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