Dr. Keith Climenhaga
Dr. Keith Climenhaga was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. After graduating from the University of Alberta, he practiced for 5 years as an associate in the town of Spruce Grove, Alberta. He then moved to Nanaimo in 1992 because, "it was a cruel act of God that he was born and raised in a landlocked province."
Since coming to Vancouver Island he established Uplands Dental Clinic in September of 1999.
Dr. Climenhaga has been active in the dental community since coming to Nanaimo. He has served as a Representative of the CDSBC board from 1996 to 1999. He served as a member of the Dental Professional Advisory Committee for the Vancouver Island University (Malaspina) from 1996 to 2014. He has been a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy since 2004 and has been an active member of the Victoria R.V. Tucker Study Club since 2000.
In addition to his professional activities he is active in the sailboat racing community since arriving in Nanaimo. He was chairman for the Snake Island Nanaimo Regattas in 2004 and 2006. He has served on the board of PHRF-NW from 2004 to 2010. Currently, he maintains a Club level Sail Judge credential and sits on the PIYA Board. He and his wife, Belinda, actively sail and race their boat. taking part in a large number of races and regattas on Vancouver Island and in Vancouver. He circumnavigated Vancouver Island six times while competing in the Van Isle 360 and has done the race in 2007, 2009, and 2013 on his own boat. More recently, he has taken to a racing program that concentrates on Double Handed and Single Handed racing and has competed in Southern Straits, Swiftsure, and the Oregon Offshore races.