The first Soft Matter Canada symposium in Kingston, ON, on 28 May 2017 was a success! The event had 40 participants, with 7 invited talks, 9 contributed talks, and a session where students and postdoctoral fellows presented brief synopses of the work. It ended in the evening with a group dinner at St. JohnP's Public House in downtown Kingston. One of the students at SMC 2017, Jean-Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, placed first in the student oral presentations at the CAP Congress - congratulations!