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E ven though Tegan and Sara Quin were born and raised in Calgary, the twins have a long history on the West Coast. At 19, the bud- ding musicians headed west and settled in Vancouver, a city where they had spent numer- ous summers throughout their childhood. While Sara eventu- ally made her move to Montreal, Tegan has remained here for more than a decade and now hangs her guitar in Vancouver's Main Street neighbourhood. BCLiving caught up with the western half of the pop duo to chat about the band's remark- able year, including their Juno- winning hit album, Heartthrob, their upcoming local shows and all things VanCity. on VancouVer You're originally from Calgary. What is it about Vancouver that made you move and stay here? My stepdad's family lived in Vancouver and Nanaimo and Shawnigan Lake, so we spent countless summers here and it always seemed like the most obvious place that I would end up. I mean, I love Calgary. I think of it as the place I grew up, but Vancouver feels like home and I love that it feels like a small town but it still has all the big-city stuff that you expect. And I love that it's on the West Coast because I really do love the vibe here – it just feels laid-back, the food is incredible and people are chill, and I really like all of that. 54 | SUMMER 2014 Following an epic year, three-time Juno Award winners Tegan and Sara make their return to Vancouver to headline the Festival and to support Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour b y j a n i n e v e r r e a u l t Twins Peak PHOTO (junO ) CARAS/iPHOTO inC. PHOTO (TegAn & SARA) LindSey ByRneS Sara (l) and tegan One of the easiest ways to tell the twins apart is to look for the tree tattoo on tegan's right forearm. p52-57_Tegan and Sara.indd 54 2014-05-15 1:37 PM

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